Work-Along Saturday

Your personal invitation to join Work-Along Saturdays starting Saturday 25 February, from 2PM till 3PM.
But please feel free to share in your network.

Programme: There’s always something interesting to do in the garden. Late February till May we prepare the garden for the new growing season. During the summer we harvest berries, leafy greens and herbs. In autumn we harvest tubers and late berries and hardy herbs.

Bring a snack to share. We bring a hot drink.

Did you know the TU/e campus has a community garden?
Since 2013 TU/e staff, students and Eindhoven residents meet (ir)regularly to socialise and garden at the TU/e Community Garden, located just off De Lismortel opposite the IPO building.
We currently have 200 square meters of garden in an organic layout. We garden communally – no individual plots like in an allotment garden.
Last year we had a great harvest party with guests.
You can learn how to garden effectively in small spaces, even indoors, share experiences and stories, harvest great organic vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Features/benefits include:

  • Free membership
  • Community gardening
  • Share in harvest
  • Make new friends
  • Social and cultural activities, gardening and art build projects
  • Harvest party, BBQs, seed library, fermentation and preservation projects
  • Learn and share skills in producing your own fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit and mushrooms

Who are the TU/e Community Garden crew?

Frank Schipper, Evelien de Hoop, Leo Bakx, Chef Erling Rugsten
Harm Weerts, Dennis Klein
Supported by Ruth Oldenziel, Lillian Halsema, Henny Romijn and others.

Brief history of the garden project

2013_03_20_FirstMeeting (2)Started in 2012 as an experiment in sustainability and social community development on campus, championed by Ruth Oldenziel, Evelien de Hoop and Frank Schipper.
First year plot of 50 m2 at former building site across from IPO building, Lismortel.
Second year 100 m2. Third year 200m2, first year using permaculture perspective on site development and management. Now in its fourth year. With a proposal to relocate the garden with the new student housing buildings soon and expand operations with permanent management and programming of compelling social activities around food and cultural exchange.

Come and be a part of The Good Life on Campus now.
Save the date: Sunday 14 February, from 10AM till 3 PM. Lunch at noon.

Location

Next to P7, De Lismortel, TU/e Science Park

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