Athol Road PRimary School
After many years of using higher maintenance conventional raised garden beds, Athol Road Primary School’s Sustainability teacher reached out to us to transform their school’s growing area. Biofilta wicking beds were clad with recycled timber, and incorporated into the existing garden sitting alongside composting, vertical berry production, poultry, an orchard and beekeeping. This project shows how schools can produce large amounts of food in small spaces, to teach about soil health, seed banks, plant propagation, urban farming, urban biodiversity, and local urban food production. The farm is designed to produce over 1.5 tonnes of produce per annum to be distributed to students and their families.