Completed October 2022
Merrylands is a town in Western Sydney, New South Wales. It’s home to Hilltop Road Public School, which has over 770 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, where 3 per cent of the students have an Indigenous background and 80 per cent have a language background other than English.
The system will be incorporated into the whole school curriculum where the students will be charged with running and looking after the greenhouse. Hilltop Road Public School have an already established kitchen garden program, with a prospering outdoor garden prospering. The students love cooking in their school kitchen and cannot wait to incorporate their leafy greens.
Progress since completion
The students are excitedly looking forward to the rest of Term 4, after the Year 1 and Year 2 students planted lettuce, pak choy, basil and spinach.
A harvest lunch is already in motion, with stakeholder collaboration during Term 1 2023.
Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Darug people. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of New South Wales. 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.