Mt Molloy State School students have had a small food garden on and off for many years. Since 2008 it has grown into a tropical oasis where all who visit can find something new and different to touch, smell and taste.
The lushness is ephemeral and comes and goes with the seasons – wet and dry – each year bringing new experiences and lessons in the art of food gardening. After joining one of the national Garden programs in 2011 the benefits of incorporating garden activities into the curriculum have opened the garden gate to learning opportunities. Each week our 29 students enjoy gardening, harvesting, cooking and sharing a meal together. Students also keep journals for both kitchen and garden which go on display in the school’s foyer.
Our garden is one big experiment – students, staff, parents and community members all benefit from the learning opportunities the garden offers.