Professor Catherine Robinson, Deputy Dean (accreditations & Medway) at Kent Business School took part in a tree planting ceremony at the Medway campus in the first measure to improve biodiversity on campus.
Joined by Emily Mason, Sustainability Coordinator, Dr Robinson planted the apple tree in the grounds outside of the Rochester Building as students watched on.
The planting is the first step towards improving the environment on campus for insects and in turn birds, to offer sustainability measures, improve noise pollution and make the campus richer in nature.
“As well as the apple tree, we will be seeding a wildflower meadow around the area next Spring,” explained Emily Mason. “The recreational area will be boosted with insect population which we hope will encourage birds and birdsong, to help create a more harmonious area to study.”
Students who attended the planting also got to take home herb seeds for their windowsills.
“We hope the apple tree and upcoming meadow will make this part of the campus a real location at Medway,” says Professor Robinson.
“Kent is known as the Garden of England and our campuses should reflect the beautiful nature that is found across the county. I look forward to the flowering meadow in the Spring and how beautiful this location is set to become.”