St Luke's Volunteer Garden
The Volunteer Garden is an initiative established by staff and students from the St Luke’s campus, with support from the Committee and Members of Exeter Community Garden. Its aim is to enhance wellbeing by providing a quiet area for staff and students to interact with green spaces, and each other, on the St Luke’s campus.
Since receiving a grant from the Alumni Annual Fund, a committed group of volunteers have been busy developing the garden, planting a tapestry lawn, creating raised beds in which to grow vegetables and installing a sustainably-sourced bench within the wildflower area. Donations have been used to purchase gardening tools, buy seeds and dry walling stone for the raised beds. The group also have plans to create a small pond before the end of the year.
Staff and students are making use of the garden and have expressed appreciation for its existence, not only as a calming green space in which to relax, but also for the message it sends about the importance of supporting wellbeing in the workplace.