Greening RMIT is a student-run project all about promoting urban gardening and sustainability on campus. Through hands-on education and community building events, we hope to reconnect people with food and the natural environment.
Central to the project is the RMIT student community garden. In 2014, we created a rooftop garden on campus where students could come along and learn about growing their own food. This ‘living laboratory’ serves to educate students and inspire them to create their own gardens at home.
Alongside the community garden, Greening RMIT runs a number of educational events and workshops including a documentary screenings, Q&A sessions, gardening workshops and community dinners. These events have been very successful with lots of students getting involved!
One of the core philosophies of Greening RMIT is that gardening, specifically the relationship between growing and eating food, can help cultivate sustainability in other areas of people’s lives.