Implemented in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Education the Food Ladder system is situated at the Juno Centre, an agricultural training centre 10kms from Tennant Creek.
As part of the alternative education pathway for local students, pupils visit the custom-designed Food Ladder system each week to access fresh produce and increase their job readiness through STEM, nutrition and horticulture lessons.
In keeping with increased efforts to cultivate bush foods traditionally grown in the Northern Territory, the Tennant Creek Food Ladder and the surrounding grounds focus on foods native to the region.
Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Waramungu and Warlpiri people living on Patta land. 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.