Urban Green


Student Garden

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This lovely community garden is from students, for students!

The garden is located at the APV Campus in Vlissingen. It offers a spacious social area with places to sit and a barbecue. On sunny days, students gather outside to enjoy snacks and drinks together in this common area. The green spaces offer them relaxation from the studies and a pleasant environment.

Juicy berries surround the various fruit trees that give organic pears and quinces. Finest quality cherry tomatoes and herbs spice up the garden, while colorful flowers naturally attract bees. Small bee hotels are providing a home to these vital insects. Water and nutrients are supplied thanks to a pond collecting rainwater from the rooftop. The natural live hedge, home to insects, birds, and hedgehogs, outlines the garden.

Join us in protecting our green paradise by removing all litter (especially the toxic cigarette butts) and by taking off all the small flowers, plants, and trees!

We organize regular Gardening sessions for maintenance and clean-ups. We also gather on Fridays in the social area to catch up with each other and enjoy the sunshine!

Interested in joining? Contact us via Instagram DM or via email: greenoffice@hz.nl! Everyone is welcome. Joining our garden activities can be linked to HZ Personality credits!

Greening the outside spaces around HZ Vlissingen

Bloeiende bijenorchis die groeit bij de vijver op de HZ Vlissingen
On sunny days, when sitting outside at HZ Vlissingen you will quickly experience heatstress. Since the Covid outbreak, a group of HZ students supported by some teachers and HZ staff are taking steps to transform concrete and tiles into green. We are planting trees, are providing more shade, and are making the already existing green spaces more attractive by adding more biodiversity. We see the HZ as a living lab for sustainability: a place where we can learn and experiment. Greening our school is combined with actions research; students from the minor Becoming fit for the Future, are working on greening our school, in collaboration with HZ Green Office, Facility Management, HZ Sport and HZ Nexus. Step by step we are transforming our campus in a place where we can relax, study and meet other students or colleagues outside.

Read about the Biobased Pavillion built by HZ and Avans students: Biobased Paviljoen op schoolplein HZ in Vlissingen




Project Startdatum Einddatum Samenvatting
Gardening Session with a special guest! 🐝 Gardening Session! Join us at the Student garden at Joost de Moorstraat 21. We will have a special guest speaker with an exciting talk about bees and a project of a bees hotel!
Student garden 1 september 2019 An edible and relaxing garden created by and for students.