Sorell School, TAS

Completed and Operational



Located in the South East region of Tasmania, Sorell School is the oldest continually operating school in Australia, catering for kindergarten to year 6 and year 7 to 10 with a training centre catering for years 11 – 12 which deliver a number of training programs.

This project was initiated through a partnership between Food Ladder and Hands On Learning (HOL), who identified Sorell School as a perfect fit for a Food Ladder school greenhouse system. With volunteers and great student engagement the Sorell School project began on the 28th June 2021 and was completed a month later, as the seedlings germinated! Sorell School will be using produce from the greenhouse to supplement produce from their school garden for their use in the school cafeteria making healthy meals for students as well as other social enterprise activities, such as producing seedlings to sell into the community.


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