Sustainability Development Goals - Get Outdoors

SDG Fortnight – Get outdoors

As part of our fortnight of activity based around the Sustainable Development Goals, William Rowlandson, lecturer in SECL is hosting 2 outdoor events to help staff and students reconnect with nature on campus:

18 February, 12.00 – Nuts about trees (William Rowlandson)

Join us in planting a Kentish cobnut in the nut orchard at the Kent Community Oasis Garden. A cobnut is a cultivated variety of hazelnut, developed in the early 19th Century. Hardy and bountiful, cobnuts are ideal trees to supplement our precarious food security. The nuts contain a range of vitamins and are an excellent source of fibre and protein. Meet outside the School of Arts at 12 to walk to the Garden (10 mins)

21 February, 12.00 – Wild Walk with William (William Rowlandson)

The Kent Tree Ogham is a landscape art project, launched in 2017, mapping 13 autochthonous trees across the University campus in a walking route. Each tree is marked by its associated symbol in the ancient Celtic Ogham script, an alphabet somewhat similar to Nordic runes.

From meeting outside the School of Arts at 12.00 we will walk the Southern half of the route, spending time Rowan, Birch, Willow, Oak, Ash and Holly.

At the heart of the Kent Tree Ogham is the will to honour and protect the trees, mindful that the trees honour and protect us.

Bring a sandwich and thermos and stout boots.

The SDG fortnight is being organised by the Sustainability Team. For more information or to view the full programme please visit our webpages  or email