Edible EUr

Imagine we use the green space on campus to grow food! Vegetable beds, berry shrubs, walnut trees and more. That’s Edible EUR’s vision!

about the initiative

The campus garden is an initiative of, and run by Edible EUR. We aim to have students and staff growing and utilizing an edible campus full of vegetables, fruits and nuts. We hope to inspire, inform and activate towards a truly sustainable way of living and working. To achieve this, Edible EUR organizes gardening sessions, workshops and field trips which are open for anyone to join.

Growing food plays a key role in a wide range of issues around sustainability. By growing food in an ecologically sound way, we can:

  1. feed humans, while at the same time
  2. providing habitat for a wide diversity of life (animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc.),
  3. capturing carbon, and
  4. cycling and filtering water to drinkable quality.

This aligns with the vision of Erasmus University Rotterdam to develop a sustainable campus.

 

Besides, gardening in a natural way is a fun activity! Not only does it challenge you to tons of observation and experimentation, it also allows you to engage more with fellow students and develop valuable life-skills. Finally, plant-rich environments have beneficial effects on our well-being!

Let’s grow something delicious together!

Want to learn more about the campus garden and beehive? Check out the page here.

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Upcoming events

sowing day

Planting a seed

We could start off small and simple somewhere on campus. Just like planting a single seed. Edible EUR started guerrilla style by secretly planting a raised bed vegetable garden on campus (article in Dutch). 
In order to get more students and staff involved, however, we need something bigger. A place where you can be actively involved in growing your own food every week: a Campus Garden!

Questions or comments?

You can contact us via our social media accounts, or send an email to food.agriculture@eshub.nl

Want to be informed of the sessions and join our community?

Join our Whatsapp Group! https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ks311H4jkRb5xjyRJFKMNo

Want to connect and stay updated about our field trips and events?

Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages!


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