Growing produce for a Mother’s Day lunch has been another major endeavour. The idea to run an event with food and entertainment came from the students. We have been discussing what can be grown at this time of year and have based a 'locavore' menu around availability.
The students are also keen to provide some value-added products from our biodynamic garden and other abundant crops that are yielding at this time. These will be available at the Mother’s Day event.
Students commenced the term with planting seedlings. Some of these have been planted out for quick growing greens for the luncheon. Others have been 'potted on' into larger pots or regular punnets that can be sold.
These projects form part of the Certificate I in Agri-Food Operations these students commenced in Year 9, as will the agricultural activities they undertake in Vanuatu.
The Mother’s Day Lunch will take place on Sunday May 13 at Shearwater (location to be advised), from 11am to 3pm. Tickets will be available from the School Office and cost $30 for adults and $12 for students. The lunch will feature produce grown by the students on the School's biodynamic farm, live music, door prize, trivia and silent auction. Funds raised will be used for building projects undertaken by the class during their Year 10 camp to Pele Island Vanuatu.