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Student Eats at Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Wednesday 29 January 2014 Live Greener

NUS is really excited to announce that Student Eats will be at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, taking place 20 – 24 May.

Student Eats helps students to create low-carbon, organic growing sites on their campuses. Being delivered at 23 institutions across the UK, Student Eats links students’ unions with their institutions and the wider community, through the shared experience of sustainable food production.

Recognising the work of Student Eats volunteers across the country, Chelsea Flower Show is helping NUS to showcase the value of student-led sustainability.

Our plot will focus on three key themes of Student Eats:

  • education
  • engaging new students with their students’ union
  • student-led enterprise.

We’ll be demonstrating how we embed horticulture into formal education and engage a surprisingly wide range of academic disciplines, allowing universities and colleges to develop outreach work with local primary schools.

We’ll show visitors how crops which aren’t typically grown in the UK engage international students with their union, and give all students the opportunity to share cultural traditions over a shared meal.

We’ll also showcase projects which have turned food production into student-led businesses, selling products to local retailers, and providing students with a huge range of employability skills.

Much more than just growing vegetables, Student Eats works to promote a fairer and more sustainable food system, and hugely enhances the student experience. We can't wait to show people that at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

You can find out more about Student Eats here.