Food Ladder has received overwhelming support from teachers and students who love their school greenhouse system.

Leo from Nambucca Heads High School in NSW shared his passion and excitement for their new Food Ladder School System.

Alison Nowland, Nambucca Heads High School’s Agriculture teacher shares her future prospects for their greenhouse

“If they own the food, hopefully they’ll also eat it” 

“This is actually one of the first times I’ve been to a greenhouse” – Meredith, student at Waterford West State School

” I thought [a greenhouse] was something just really boring, but it keeps your time going. It’s really busy” – Diya, student at Waterford West State School  

“So if we skill up the next generation so they understand how to create their own produce, how to have their own food, they won’t ever have to face those challenges or fears.” – Deputy Mayor John Raven, Logan City Council 

“It’s been a really enjoyable process. It’s been a really worthwhile process and we’re looking forward to the produce at the end of it.” – Alison McClean, Waterford West State Principal

“Everything’s been really easy. You know, if I said this, I’d prefer such and such, they (Food Ladder) would move or accommodate. It’s been really good. Really good. Really smooth process.” – Tony, Grounds and Facilities Officer at Waterford West State School

“Thank you for what you’ve done for our school and for our community, and thank you for the opportunities it’s providing to our kids. It’s been really fantastic and we’re, we’re really grateful.” – Alison McClean, Waterford West State Principal

Kintore Street School sharing their excitement, future plans and gratitude.

“We have been wanting to take our existing Kitchen Garden program to the next level with annualised fresh vegetables grown, but also teaching the students about science and entrepreneurship. Thanks to Food Ladder for seamlessly rolling out the hydroponic greenhouse infrastructure and making it easier for us to achieve these additional exciting learning outcomes for our students and the broader community.” – Natalie See, Hilltop Road Public School Principal

Sorell School Principal Jenny Cowling offers her endorsement.

“Lots of benefits all round”

“I strongly encourage other schools to go for it, to be a part of this program, there are absolutely no negatives in this. Food Ladder were fabulous to work with, and Nigel their Project Coordinator has been absolutely amazing. They have done all the hard work… and as a regional school we were so lucky to benefit from this program and our students will continue to benefit from it for many years to come.” – Jenny Cowling

Wilmot School Principal, Genevieve Andrews shares that the greenhouse has “changed a lot of their ideas of food and what is healthy eating and where food comes from.”

Genevieve continues that “I think schools should go out there and put in for these competitions or for grants as it has been invaluable to Wilmot Primary School. We can marry in the curriculum with literacy, maths, technology, science and food and fibre as part of our hands-on learning. So it is not an added thing that we’re doing, it’s part of our core curriculum. So I would say go out and do it.” 

“We are so excited to be working with Food Ladder” – Darryl Thompson, school principal Wellington
Watch Wellington Public School enjoy their first harvest lunch with teachers, parents and students.
Leonora District High School’s goals for the future