Hungry for Change Food Project

A sustainable food growing garden and orchard run by student societies

The Hungry For Change project is a student led venture aiming to help people learn about producing, preparing and appreciating their food. We want to create a community hub where people connect, learn and enjoy food growing together.

The garden was built in 2013 after receiving funding from the Student's Union and is now a self-sustaining project that depends entirely on volunteers. The project is supported by the Social Impact Team via sharing of expertise, plus administrative and organisational support. The facilities and equipment available at this site mean you are able to visit the garden all year round and get involved in different types of activities, including:

  • Weeding and bed care
  • Seed sowing and greenhouse watering
  • Carpentry and equipment maintenance
  • Pruning and planting
  • Cooking and baking
  • Decoration and sign-making
  • Scything and raking
  • Harvesting and eating


Sessions are run every Wednesday from 1-4pm. Sessions operate on a drop-in basis with no long term commitment needed - just come along when you can!

No previous experience is required - though green-fingered helpers are very welcome too.


Visit the Plan-it Change Facebook page to contact the society and the Hungry for Change page for updates and to see how YOU can get involved!

We have steel toe capped boots to use if needed, and a cosy hut for making hot drinks and sheltering from rain showers!

The Hungry for Change allotment is based on our Brookfield Campus at 266 London Road - access via the car park off of Holmfield Road. On the main campus we also have edible planters and an edible balcony in the Students Union.

Allotment map

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