WHO, WHAT AND WHY?
Edible College London (ECL) is a collaborative student-staff project aiming to bring together UCL's sustainability-driven individuals, groups and societies in the name of improving the edible potential of the campus and grounds.
Spearheaded by UCL Anthropology alumnus Pia Keeley-Johnson and Dr Dalia Iskander (Head of Medical Anthropology), this project (Funded by a Dean's Strategic Award, 2021) will pave the way for a future where UCL's campus provides edible, herbal and therapeutic resources for its community.
We aim to promote fun and practical green infrastructural change at UCL. To grow deep roots, we will be holding a range of FREE events, skills workshops and green social activities for UCL staff and students. Everything from workshops in gardening, cooking, preserving and plant therapy to garden(ing) parties, food sharing nights and reading groups.
We want our project and its successes to be easily replicable by other universities and organisations. We will make all of our trials and tribulations, blueprints and resources available so that our resources can be used wherever, whenever and by whomever wants to be part of an edible movement.