Alekarenge School, Ali Curung Community, NT – Implemented in the first quarter of 2021 in a small indigenous community about 3hrs north of Alice Springs. Alekarenge School caters for students from kindergarten to year 12, with the newly introduced senior program based on food production and farming. This project saw the students taking an active role in all areas of construction of the greenhouse and hydroponic growing system. With the Centrefarms Ali Curung WEPP training farm progressing with plans for hydroponic seedling and leafy green production, and future hydroponic agricultural development in the region, the Food Ladder School Greenhouse System creates early employment pathways for students as well as educating students about food production, healthy eating, and social enterprise.
Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Kaytetye and Warlpiri peoples in the Ali Curung community. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of the Northern Territory. 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 this resource.