Welcome to Kent Community Oasis Garden

Autumn Volunteers needed! Project Restoration!

The garden is now fully reopened and we need some autumn volunteers to help us restore the site after being closed for a long time over the pandemic. If you are handy with a spade and want to spend some time getting outside and getting some exercise please join us and our group who are on site every:

OPEN: Wednesday 10:30am – 1:30pm

We are currently working on a new rabbit proof fence to protect our seeds and veggies! And lots of new raised beds are being built and filled ready for Winter and Spring growing.

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We are the Kent Community Oasis Garden (KentCOG), a collection of students, staff and community members working to create a sustainability hub centred around growing food.

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The existing Oasis Garden and the larger area around it has the potential to become a well-used resource for teaching, learning and engagement, and our project aims to:

  • Create an accessible multiuse space
  • Provide opportunities for skills building and training
  • Provide opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships
  • Promote sustainable and healthy food
  • Provide access to growing space
  • Create activities and quiet spaces for wellbeing and mental health programmes
  • Enhance the student experience
  • Promote social enterprise
  • Enhance social cohesion
  • Provide an interesting space for Learning and Teaching/A Living Lab
  • Provide a safe environment working within the University’s processes and procedures
  • Create a lasting and mutually beneficial partnership

We are made up of a number of partners including The University of Kent, East Kent Mind, Kent Union Sustainability Network and the Whitstable and Herne Bay Beekeepers. For a full list of partners and supporters please click here.

Come along to one of our open sessions on a Wednesday (10:30am – 1:30pm)  to find out more or email us at kentcog@kent.ac.uk

You can also see what we are up to on our Instagram.