News - Update on our Food Ladder installation in Queensland
The students at Waterford West State School interacting with their new Food Ladder greenhouse.
The students at Waterford West State School interacting with their new Food Ladder greenhouse.

Update on our Food Ladder installation in Queensland

Back in December, we told you that we had partnered with Food Ladder to roll out hydroponic greenhouses in three primary schools, with the first greenhouse already installed in Waterford West State School in Queensland.

(1) Janelle Packman (Resimac BDM), Susan Hansen (Resimac Board member) and Tate Brammer (Head of Operations at Food Ladder) in front of Waterford West greenhouse. (2, 3) Students at Waterford West plant lettuce, rocket, bok choy and mint seeds in their hydroponic greenhouse. (1) Janelle Packman (Resimac BDM), Susan Hansen (Resimac Board member) and Tate Brammer (Head of Operations at Food Ladder) in front of Waterford West greenhouse. (2, 3) Students at Waterford West plant lettuce, rocket, bok choy and mint seeds in their hydroponic greenhouse.

We're delighted to give you an update on Waterford West. The installation was a huge success, with an initial cohort of 30 students helping to plant a variety of lettuce species, rocket, bok choy, and mint. The proximity of the harvest to the end of the school year meant lots of lucky families of the students and staff had an abundance of fresh and locally grown produce to cook over the Christmas break.

The next batch of seeds is being planted this month by 115 students in Year 5 as part of their Natural Sciences subject. This harvest will be distributed through the tuckshop at the school, enabling the students to enjoy an authentic 'paddock to plate' experience.

Check out the video below, which goes into the full story of our Food Ladder installation in Waterford West.

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