Bake Off this Autumn with Fruit Routes!


Enjoy the fruits of the season courtesy of Loughborough Students’ very own Gardening Society this October with a special apple-themed programme of events taking place across campus as part of the Fruit Routes initiative.

Thursday 16th October

  • Harvesting on campus and launch of the Campus Apple Bake Off competition.
  • Pick up apples from EHB and the Students’ Union Exec Office or call Benji, M: 07960 879620

Friday 17th October

  • Harvesting on campus and apple pressing at The Shed.
  • Pick up apples for the Campus Apple Bake Off

Saturday 18th October

  • 12pm – Walk the Fruit Route with artists Simone Kenyon and Anne-Marie Culhane followed by free soup
  • 2pm – Apple pressing for juice and cider, apple games with Paul Conneally and lantern-making with Charnwood Arts
  • 3.30pm – Campus Apple Bake Off award ceremony
  • 5pm – Bonfire, food and live music. Free. Meet at LAGS garden, The Shed, Car Park 5, Loughborough University campus.

The Fruit Routes project, designed by artist Anne-Marie Culhane and the University’s Sustainability Team, aims to develop the University grounds as an edible and sustainable landscape. It’s supported by the University Landscape Master Plan and Loughborough Students’ Landscape and Gardening Society (LAGS)  which was officially launched in October 2011.

Providing an enriched habitat for people, plants, insects and animals, the Fruit Routes scheme aims to leave a lasting legacy on the campus, boosting foraging opportunities for years to come. It is about planting, harvesting and sharing food for free and is aimed at the whole of Loughborough – University students, staff, campus-based partners and local residents. Come and join in!