Sustainability Classrooms: Plants

Story Title: Sustainability Classrooms: Plants
Episode: 6
Broadcast Date: 27th April 2013
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Trevor checks out the different varieties of edibles being grown in the Roleystone Community College sustainability classroom and finds out what they're doing with all their fresh produce

Sustainable Classroom Tips

  • The veggie garden teaches students how to plant and harvest edibles
  • Students are involved in projects throughout the garden – watching them grow, harvesting and cooking
  • Students are learning about all the different varieties of edibles like herbs and vegetables through quizzes
  • Staff have seen positive change in the students since the garden was built and there are a lot less behavioural problems as a result
  •  In 3 – 5 years the school will be producing 1600kg of fruit every year!