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EECi students start departmental community of growers

last modified Nov 21, 2017 11:40 AM
Two EECi students hosted an event to recruit urban farmers to grow edible plants in the James Dyson Building
EECi students start departmental community of growers

Mark Allen, André Neto-Bradley and Melanie Jans Singh (left to right) following a successful training session

Carbon challenge winners Mel, André, and Mark,  hosted a training event at the Department of Engineering, to create a community of growers within the James Dyson Building. This event is part of a programme, funded jointly by the Living Laboratory for Sustainability and the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP), to bring the growth of edible food into buildings. Using Hydroponic growth modules, over 20 growers throughout the building will tend to a range of edible plants at or near their desks.

The Plan It Green team were joined by other students from the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment Centre for Doctoral training to bake vegetable based treats in time for the training event. Attendees enjoyed beetroot chocolate cake, courgette cookies, courgette & lemon cake, and spiced pumpkin & walnut cake.