Since 2010, Food Ladder have been using hydroponic technology and climate-controlled greenhouses to provide remote and regional schools and communities with small-scale food-growing systems and specialised training resources so they can grow their own produce. This brings benefits such as improved access to healthy food, important life skills, increased health and nutrition, and education and career pathway outcomes.
With initial projects on the roofs of schools in India, Katherine, Northern Territory, and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Food Ladder has grown to be a leader in developing and implementing customised hydroponic food growing systems for remote and regional locations, as well as school environments.
Our keys to success have been the development of wrap-around support that enables the community or the school to drive the design and outcomes of each project, on-site training and commissioning of projects, and our ongoing support through the development of specialised education and training resources.
Food Ladder locations (current and potential)
In the above map, the green pins represent current Food Ladder systems, and the blue pins are planned Food Ladder locations that have signed agreements and procurement has started.
In the spirit of reconciliation, Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contributed to the development of these resources.