Bellingen High School students making their garden with tutor Benn Wolhuter.
Bellingen High School students making their garden with tutor Benn Wolhuter. Ute Schulenberg

Students delight in food, gardening

CARDBOARD, dynamic lifter, a light cover of lucerne hay and a dash of molasses – welcome to the no-dig garden world of Bellingen EYE’s Food Project in collaboration with Bellingen High School.

In the big picture the program will teach skills in food production, food preparation, packaging and marketing, interwoven with leadership and communication, with a plan to build a pizza oven next term.

In the playground it comes down to a passion for gardening or a good alternative to sport.

Zoe Goold was inspired to sign up because she thinks future students will get a buzz out of coming to school to garden and make pizza.

Year 9 student Dean West loves food, gardening, Bellingen EYE and the buzz of working together to get a good result.

Teal Marshall was glad to see Bellingen EYE being brought into the school program.

“I don’t enjoy school but this is something productive I can do and enjoy,” Teal said.

Her year 10 colleague Oliver Boxtel said being in the garden beat being on the golf course.



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