The Year 7 Cohort were successful in gaining a grant for a sustainability project this year. We were competing with thousands of applicants from all over the country.
We plan to build and grow an edible garden with Australian product Vegepod, a safe, contained, portable and accessible raised garden bed. We will utilise Vegepod’s schooling program ‘Sprouters’ which includes sustainable food production, introducing agriculture to our students.
We plan to grow various herbs and vegetables, including some indigenous food plants, and use them in various ways over the next two terms. The children will be involved in the construction of Vegepods, preparing healthy soil and compost, growing edible plants by seed, caring for the edible garden including watering, harvesting, sharing, eating and cooking the produce. The children will be involved in critical thinking, teamwork, environmental stewardship, expression of creativity and problem-solving.
Representatives from Woolworths Mitcham marked this achievement by presenting our Year 7 Leaders with a certificate and cheque for $955 at our last school assembly.