How does the HRI garden grow?

Before

Before

Eagle eyed colleagues may have spotted the small vegetable patch that has taken root over the spring and summer in the grounds of the Humanities Research Institute.

Thanks to some help from Estates, who cleared some hedging and opened up some of the flower beds, a number of us have been having a go at growing food in the city.  We met at the start of the season to plan the plot and have taken turns to weed and water.

Crops this year have included beans, peas, broccoli, courgettes, tomatoes and kale and we have the promise of raspberries, plums and pears next year.  The plot will be put to bed for the winter soon, apart from a few hardy greens that should over-winter.

Join our gardening team

After

After

Colleagues right across arts and humanities who are interested in finding out more, and who want to join us in next year’s efforts, are most welcome to get in touch – just drop an email to Valerie Cotter v.c.cotter@sheffield.ac.uk titled ‘gardening’. You don’t have to be green-fingered or based in the HRI to join in. We have only one rule and that’s that in order to pick the food you need to help out.