Students and staff at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus have launched a project aimed at encouraging exercise and wellbeing.
Called Green Minds, the initiative also aims to help boost areas of the campus that could benefit from a make-over.
The first of a series of events saw students and staff spend 30 mins weeding and cutting back plant life around the Dalton Building on the Lancaster campus. Future projects including the planting of red poppies around the former barracks building in Lancaster are already planned.
The gardening project is being led by a small group as part of the UoC Active initiative.
“It’s great exercise, it’s social and great for the mind as well which all helps with overall wellbeing,” Mark Christie, senior lecturer in sport and physical activity, said.
- Wednesday March 21st: 12.30-1.30 Project: Remembrance Centenary Poppy & Wildflower seeding Askwith Building
- Wednesday April 11th: 12.30-1.30 Project: Preparing ground & planting seating area near Astro/back of Dalton Building
- Wednesday 9th May: 12.30-1.30pm Project: Reinvigorating flower beds near Gateway
- Wednesday 6th June: 12.30-1.30pm Project: Weeding, pruning established areas
- Wednesday 4th July: 12.30-1.30pm Project: Wildlife trail development (bird/bat/insect boxes and a feeder station)
- Wednesday August 1st: 12.30-1.30pm Project: Maintenance of established areas and autumn bulb planting