Completed and Operational
Wilmot Primary School, Wilmot, Tasmania – Implemented in the first quarter of 2022 in a small regional community about 4hrs North-West of Hobart. Wellington Public School caters for students from Kindergarten to year 6, with 23 students, 26% of which are Indigenous Australians. This project saw the students taking an active role in all areas of construction of the greenhouse and hydroponic growing system. The greenhouse is supported by their pre-existing paddock to plate kitchen program, with an orchid, vegetable garden, chicken shed and classes in small animal husbandry and food production. The whole school will prepare, cook and eat a healthy lunch once a week with the fresh produce from the greenhouse and school farm. They are currently growing basil, pak choi, cos lettuce and spinach.
The Food Ladder School Greenhouse System creates early employment pathways for students as well as educating students about food production, healthy eating, and social enterprise, engraining healthy eating habits in Primary School.
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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.