Agriculture 🤝 Botany

 

Field trips · Social Events · Workshops · Tours · Gardening · Farming · Volunteering

Whether you know nothing about plants, or you’re a proud soil nerd - and whether you enjoy plants indoors, in the veggie patch, on your plate, or in nature – SAPS is a club you can call home.

Sign up to be a part of a group looking to appreciate the plants around us and the soil under our feet, and advocate for conservation and food sovereignty. 

Club Aims:

  1. To provide opportunities for people interested in homegrown garden produce and botany to meet and interact.
  2. To run events aimed at promoting a greater public interest in plant and soil science, food sovereignty and conservation, including field trips, laboratory tours, and guest presentations.
  3. To facilitate the exchange of garden produce and knowledge between students, promoting food sovereignty and ecology in food production.
  4. To bring together a network of volunteers interested in promoting home gardening, food sovereignty, and a greater appreciation of ecology in food production.
  5. To promote interest in the study of plant and soil science amongst students and the wider public.
  6. To promote the mental health and recreational benefits of botany and gardening.

Mailbox 66, Level 4, Building 168

The University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Events

Free BBQ @ System Garden
24th July 11:30am - 1:30pm
System Garden BBQ
Free BBQ Lunch (meat and veggie options available) - meet friends and touch grass 🌱
Plenty Gorge Field Trip
27th July 10am - 4pm
Plenty Gorge
POSTPONED (SOLD OUT) Explore Plenty Gorge on a day hike with SAPS! 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚: Plenty Gorge 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣: Saturday 27 July | 10am – 4pm Travel by PTV - more details at ticket sale.
Soil Health Workshop
30th July 10:30am - 1:30pm
UniMelb Community Garden
Learn all things soil and how to build it at our Soil Health Workshop, hosted at the on-campus Community Garden. No registration required, just rock up at 10:30am for the workshop, and stay after for a working bee in the garden.
SAPS Pub Trivia
13th August 7pm - 9:30pm
The Clyde Hotel
Free drink on entry - tickets at www.soilandplantsociety.com/tickets Sign up as a full team, or grab 1-2 tickets and we’ll form a team for you so you can compete for prizes on the night. Plant and soil expertise not required!