Growing Food at School

Growing a food garden on your school grounds is a great way to engage students in learning about plants, the environment and nutrition. Several schools in the Arid Zone are beginning to establish food gardens, often using compost they have made themselves, they then cook and eat their produce.

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  • Alice Springs Steiner School has quite an extensive garden and sells some produce at an organic store in town.
  • Bradshaw School have some mini gardens in carts and wheel barrows which use compost they make themselves.
  • Laramba School are growing vegetables and bushtucker plants.

Please contact the schools directly if you would like to know more about thier project

Resources to assist you with planning a food garden

These resources were compiled in conjunction with Jade Kudrenko from CDU, a lecturer who has supported Laramba School with the development of their food garden

Planning Your Garden

Soils, Mulch and Compost

Building a Worm Farm

Designing Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Growing Seasons in Central Australia


What to Grow

Pest Control

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