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Living Lab for Student Lunches


​What a bounty we have collected over the past few weeks from our school living lab to provide our school canteen with a variety of goodies used in the production of morning teas and lunches. Nothing beats ‘fresh from the garden’ flavour. 

Best of all the travel distance from ‘paddock to plate’ was a mere 100m walk. With the aid of our student body and the use of the school composting bins our gardens, plants and ecosystems around the school have definitely benefitted from some tender love and care.

This current Term 4 harvest has resulted in 3-4 kilos of freshly dug potatoes, a bounty of broccoli, beans, lettuce, fresh herbs – basil, parsley, and even white mulberries.

Crops yet to be picked that will be used during the coming weeks include carrots, tomatoes, onions, desiree potatoes, red shallots, cucumbers and rockmelons.

Permanent crops in our living lab include pawpaw, apples, grapes, passionfruit, olives, limes, lemons, pineapples, and ginger.

Thank you to our Year 12 PVM classes for starting the process and planting seeds in April at the start of Term 2 for their “Growing Vegetables” Unit. Thank you also to a band of merry helpers from Ms Martin’s Year 7 Science class who assisted in the planting, preparing garden beds and the mulching process.