Throughout the duration of Term 3, the Middle Years Stars students at Katherine were invited to participate in a new community project – The Food Ladder. This project was still in its grass roots at the time, and the girls were asked to help develop it and prepare it for its unveiling to the wider community.
The Food Ladder is an organic garden providing fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables to supply to the community and local businesses, to help support healthy lifestyles. The girls were part of education sessions and learnt how to plant seedlings that are suitable for the climate of Katherine. This knowledge was transformed into creating our own gravity feeders at school and creating a compost scheme to support our school garden.
The students have recently assisted in the first harvest at Food Ladder, and were lucky enough to be part of the filming for a national TV crew broadcasting the event.