Ivanhoe Central school in remote western NSW is the winner of the 2022 Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award.
Through the school’s successful ‘Outback Adventure Farm’ project, which encompasses sustainable living and healthy food choices, students have been able to grow a connection to food, along with the responsibility of looking after their own garden.
Students have also been encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the farm from basic planting and picking at kindergarten level to more advanced mathematical equations, solutions, nutrition and building associated with running any farm enterprise.
Since launching in 2020, the Outback Adventure Farm has expanded due to the students’ continued desire to learn more, understand and participate, with growing a farm from bare ground enabling the students and wider community to see what can be achieved when working as a team.
“Our Outback Adventure Farm is about sustainability, literacy, numeracy and supporting our wider community with high quality organic produce,” said Greg Edwards, Principal of Ivanhoe Central School. “It’s affirming to be recognised for all the hard work that has gone into our farm.”