Why Join Us?
1) The Food - learning the skills to grow your own (and foraging!) is one of the best ways to eat cheaply, healthily, and in an environmentally conscious way.
2) Our Socials! The Campus Collective socials are always a good time! However also a nice change from clubs and bars. Find us down on the beach, around bonfires, out in the New Forest, or off camping. Plentiful food, drink, and good vibes are a given!
3) Time Outdoors - We truly believe in connecting with nature for health and wellbeing, and the benefits of ecotherapy. Being outdoors and lost in nature is an amazing feeling, and something we'll be able to provide via fieldtrips and our allotment.
What do we do?
We are the Campus Collective, a community of people which collaborates to grow food, look after nature, and have fun! A.k.a, the green fingered folk always keen to get down and dirty. We're passionate about sustainable urban farming, the benefits of gardening and being outdoors, and supporting our community. We create permaculture based garden designs for urban ecosystem restoration, and we also run The Green Loop, a food-based social enterprise looking to bring students cheaper healthy organic meals.Everyone gets down staring at screens and books and we all need a break, If being outside rain or shine makes you happy then we're the society for you. Permaculture can deepen our connection to nature that were so often disconnected from and help us find a passion for growing food that tastes better than anything you can get in a shop
Our goals are:
- To increase sustainability on campus
- To educate students about nature and growing food (learning to grow your own -and foraging - is one of the best ways to eat cheaply, healthily, and in an environmentally conscious way)
- To create permaculture designs for urban ecosystem restoration and urban farming
- To provide fresh healthy food to those who wouldn't otherwise by able to get/afford it
- To increase environmental awareness among our community
- To provide opportunities for eco/horticultural therapy by working or being in one of the spaces we manage, or coming on fieldtrips
- To help and provide homes for local wildlife
Some of the spaces we manage include the allotment 10 mins away from Talbot campus, the polytunnel situated on campus, and the beds surrounding Christchurch house on Talbot campus.
We run loads of events and stalls, such as:
Campus Collective cider!
- Dreamcatcher making and other arts and crafts
- Cooking workshops and food sales
- Bonfires (once a month)
- Beach parties in collab with other Green Societies such as Wildlife Conservation, Reducetarian, and Pagan and Witchcraft
Dreamcatcher making at the wellbeing fair
- Plant sales
- Various 'how to' workshops on all aspects of growing food and houseplants, propagation, creating planters and terrariums etc.
- Film screenings relating to permaculture and urban farming
- Fieldtrips to places such as the sustainability centre and permaculture farms
Feildtrip to the sustainabilty center - involved a tour of the site and heloiung with willow coppicing (we got to keep the willow and use it on out allotment and for crafts)
- Getting involved with SUBU initiatives such as the ecobrick project
- Lots of socials! The Campus Collective socials are always a good time! However also a nice change from clubs and bars. Find us down on the beach, around bonfires, out in the New Forest, or off camping. Plentiful food, drink, and good vibes are a given!
Other things to know about us....
WE LOVE MULTCH (you’ll learn all about this!), we love just chilling in nature and often have impromptu socials around our local green spaces, and we’re a friendly bunch so don’t afraid to be involved! The most common comment we get is “but I don't know anything about growing plants so I can’t get involved” - well here’s a secret - most us didn’t before we started either! It’s easy and we have plenty of workshops to help you out.
We also love creating a sense of community and having collabs with other groups and socs.
We have big plans for the coming years such as getting the allotment being even more productive and getting the Green Loop social enterprise and café fully up and running. (Find out more about the green loop below!).
So, if you like plants, being outdoors, free food and drink, looking after the environment, or just hanging around fires with likeminded folks, we're the society for you!
We hope you can join us for our next year of adventures.... huzzah!
Cooking workshops and food sales
Bonfires (once a month)
Beach parties in collab with other Green Societies
Various arts and crafts
Various 'how to' workshops on all aspects of growing food and houseplants
Film screenings relating to permaculture and urban farming
Lots of socials!
When and Where?
Meet the Committee
President: Lucinda Phalp
Communications: Juan Ramirez
Treasurer: Phoebe Voysey
Health & Safety: Chilali gizzy-Neither
Equipment & Events: Charlotte Crane