University of Portsmouth - Dig for victory

July 30, 2009

Staff and students are growing their own food on 50 gardening plots across a university campus. The project at the University of Portsmouth is linked to the city's Healthy Cities Initiative and is being run by the institution's Creative Urban Regeneration group. It is part of a wider academic study into urban regeneration aimed at reducing food miles, challenging the power of supermarkets, cutting oil use and fighting climate change. Catherine Teeling, senior lecturer in architecture at Portsmouth, said: "Staff and students came forward in their droves to sign up for a gardening plot when we unveiled the project."

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