Kintore Street School, NT

Completed and Operational

 Kintore Street School O’Shae Campus, Katherine NT – implemented in the second half of 2020, the Kintore Street greenhouse was the first of Food Ladder Systemss 20m2 customised school greenhouse systems. Kintore Street School caters for Katherine’s special needs students. The greenhouse at the Senior Campus had an immediate impact with students taking part in the construction of the greenhouse and the internal hydroponic growing system.

Within 6 weeks of the system being commissioned, the students were harvesting basil that they then made into a Basil and Macadamia Pesto as part of a classroom social enterprise. The fresh herbs were also a hit when making wood fired pizzas in an oven also made as part of class projects. The greenhouse system has given the students a real life learning experience that will continue to benefit students for years to come.

Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Jawoyn, Warlpiri, Dagoman, and Wardaman Aboriginal peoples. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of Katherine.  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.