Finding a Bike in St Andrews

St Andrews is a great place to cycle but whats the best way to get some wheels? Here are our top places to find a bike depending on your budget and how long you need a bike for. TimeOptionWhereDayRentalSpokesCycle PathE-Bike (University Staff Only)2Wheel CareMonthsRental – 1 to 12 monthsBike PoolYearsPurchase – Second HandFife Bike WorksCyclepathFife CyclesYearsPurchase = NewCyclepathSpokeRead More…

Can We Find a Balance Between the Fashion Industry and Social Justice?

Lucy Jackson: September 8th, 2020 https://fashionsocialjustice.wordpress.com/ Whilst the fashion industry mustreduce their environmental impact,achieving social justice is just as animportant as climate justice forfashion designers. Wouldn’t you liketo know where your clothes come from exactly? How much they really cost to make, versus how much their value is worth? Did you realise that tRead More…

Impact of Plastics on The Marine Environment During COVID 19

12,09, 2020, Lucy Jackson Sea Turtle finding face mask in the ocean https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-face-masks-gloves-and-other-coronavirus-waste-are-polluting-ocean Marine plastic has been a global problem for a long time, yet never before has it reached this drastic state, until now. At present, single use masks, gloves and other PPE equipment are being used in vast quantitiesRead More…

New Post: Campus Cycling Officer

Are you passionate about changing peoples travel habits and supporting healthy, low carbon living? Transition UStA is once again teaming up with Cycling Scotland and Bright Green Business to offer a post of Campus Cycling Officer. The post is flexible and suited to recent graduates as a full time position or current students with flexible hours for the right candidate. Applications Close: 23 SRead More…

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Online Gardening Q&A: Taking care of veg seedlings

https://youtu.be/cN6LsgDjdtc In the third of our online gardening workshops Peter Christopher from PLANT’ Tayport Community Garden, talked about taking care of young veg seedlings. You can watch the workshop recording directly on YouTube here. Peter gave us a short virtual tour of his own garden and spoke about watering, transplanting and protecting your seedlings. We had another greRead More…

Interhall Environment Competition Over November 2019

The Winner of the first semester is… Congratulations to Deans Court for winning first place over November! They stole the show with the highest reduction in their energy consumption; the lowest food waste per person, which they share with St Salvatores; and their continued action in supporting and monitoring wildlife in their halls. In 2nd place is Andrew Melville for their efforts aRead More…

How to Use all those Potatoes

By Isabelle Low Lots of
potatoes being lifted this month in our Edible Campus gardens. To keep
them  fresh for as long as possible,
clean off as much soil as you can, and let them dry off completely.  Then store somewhere dry and dark and cold. Potatoes
come in 3 groups: first earlies (small and tasty and ready by June or July);
second earlies (a bit bigger and ready over the Read More…

SOMETHING FOR HALLOWEEN

by Isabell Low, photo by Angela Saunders This summer,
I grew just for fun a row of Cosmic Purple carrots at the Edible Campus garden
at St Gregory’s.  The raised bed at St
Greg’s is particularly good for growing carrots as it is too high for pests to
reach.  I had a great crop: all
completely clean though a couple had forked due to lack of depth. Cosmic
Purple carrots tasRead More…

Sign up Now for Food Growing Courses at the Kernel’s Urban Farm!

learn more about food production. There are regualar sessions everyweek and courses thoughout the year. Veg Growing Month by Month – Come along to this informal discussion on what you can do in your garden this month. This will include a detailed list of what crops to sow, harvest, specific things to look out for and certain tasks that can be done. If you have any lingering questions orRead More…