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Sustainability

Fruit Routes

Fruit Route pattern

The vision of Fruit Routes is to plant fruit, nut trees and edible plants along footpaths and cycle paths across the university campus creating a spring snowfall of blossom and an autumnal abundance of fresh fruits and berries for harvesting, foraging, eating and distributing.

Different varieties of pears, plums, damsons, greengages, hazels, almonds, apples and hedgerow species suited to the local environment - and the changing climate have been planted and are cared for by people who live, work and pass through these places providing an annual feast celebrated at harvest time.

Fruit Routes provide an enriched habitat for people, plants, insects and animals, as well as a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning. The project has become a great example of a Living Lab project with partnerships in the Design School, School of the Arts and Architecture Schools.

This project is funded by the University Landscape Master Plan in line with the Biodiversity Action Plan and is managed by the Sustainability Manager at Loughborough University working with project founder artist Anne-Marie Culhane. The project began life as a proposal for RADAR’s Building Green season in 2010. The Fruit Routes has been recognised as an award-winning project by the Guardian Higher Education Sustainability Award and was part of the 2017 Green Gowns finalist awards and a facilitated workshop at the 2013 EAUC Conference.

Eat Your Campus Video»

More info.on Fruit Routes blog.http://fruitroutesloughborough.wordpress.com/ mail@amculhane.co.uk  

twitter:@fruitroutes

Summer event 13-15 June

Fruit Routes 13-15 June 2018

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How to Get Involved

Fruit Routes Blog and Information on Planting Weekend

Fruit and Foraging Map

Fruit Routes Recipes

 

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