Several new gardening projects are underway to exploit the potential of this large and varied site. Wymondham College is the largest boarding school in Europe with over 500 students living on campus along with many of the staff. Although the site has large grassy areas, many mature trees, and had once run a large kitchen garden, the students seemed to have little connection with the natural environment. Geography teacher Rebecca Davis felt the site had huge potential, and decided to start by creating a new vegetable-growing area. Funding will initially come from school funds and a contribution from the Parent Staff Association, but is being helped out by donations of compost, seeds, tools etc from parents, and requests to local businesses. In the longer term it is hoped the project will be largely funded by sales of produce, including an organic box scheme.
As part of their audit of the school grounds, Year 8 students investigated land use and the diversity of vegetation on the site.