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Our School:

Geeveston District High School, Arve Road, Geeveston TAS 7000
Caroline Hayes and Issy Plunkett Phone: 03 62 971336

Our School “Region”:

Geeveston is set in the picturesque Huon Valley, approximately 45 minutes south of Hobart. It is the gateway of the magnificent southern forests of Tasmania, is famous for its forestry, tourism and a burgeoning number of gourmet food producers.

Our Product:

Fresh Herbs and Salad Greens

We propose to grow fresh herbs and salad greens in association with our already existing school farm. Fresh herbs and salad greens are regularly required by the ever-growing population and hospitality industry in the Huon Region. Geeveston’s distance from Hobart sometimes makes a fresh, guaranteed supply of these products difficult. We believe that in doing this students will be linking in with the Huon and Tasmanian tradition of producing high quality, organic, healthy, fresh produce.

Our School Statement:

Our School is committed to fostering a community spirit within our students, staff and parents. We have proven this with several school based projects involving the whole school and wider community eg. most recently the Community Garden involving endemic plants and aboriginal perspectives and in the past a wetlands project that is now a thriving fauna and flora area within the school grounds.

The Farm to Table Challenge will involve vertical grouping of students who will research the local businesses and possible outlets for our product. We intend to make use of, and encourage participation, from local Community members harnessing knowledge available through the many horticultural pursuits within the Huon Valley and more locally the team of “Green Jackets” (a group of retired people who have been busy within Geeveston on various horticultural ventures). In order for the project to run, effective teamwork will be necessary and modelled to students. Looking at local businesses and seeing how they work as a team would be a possible modelling example.

Throughout the project students will be encouraged to recognize fellow team members’ work habits and see what constitutes a good working environment. Regular team meetings will be held where progress and team members’ effectiveness will be discussed. They will be asked how they can best support each other with recommendations of the above rewards.

We plan to use parts of the existing school farm in association with unused workshops to germinate seeds of the selected herbs and salad greens. Students have the flexibility of using a variety of school resources to solve problems they encounter with production (including science labs and MDT workshops). Once the production is set up, the school will be able to utilize the area to educate all students of the school (Kinder to Grade 10) on growing plants.

After discussions with local businesses and domestic consumers, our target consumers would include local restaurants and cafes, local grocery stores and sales through the school. In addition, we aim to present our produce at a stall at the 2005 Taste of the Huon – a yearly showcase of products from the Huon Valley, including a Farmers Market; seminars on wine making, olive growing and gourmet skills; food and craft stalls and entertainment.

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