Edible Gardens in Schools

Boy using watering can on garden

The City of Ryde is offering schools (Primary and Secondary) to be a part of the Edible Gardens project aimed at creating edible gardens within their school grounds.

Food / organic waste makes up approximately 40% of our red bin. This project aims to teach students valuable lessons that can be taken home to establish positive attitudes towards organic recycling. We aim to achieve this through setting schools up with composting, worm farming and a sustainable garden space within the school grounds. Edible gardens will create a practical teaching space whereby students are able to learn about organic recycling through hands on practical lessons.

The project will be provided by Council with workshops conducted by external contractors.

Requirements

The successful school will be required to:

  • Provide a suitable space within their school grounds (minimum 2m x 2m space)
  • A keen group of sustainability or environmentally conscious students (or be ready to set up a group)
  • Be able to meet weekly or at a minimum fortnightly for 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Champion teacher to lead and guide the student group through this project

How to Apply

Applications have now closed. The next round of applications will open in 2023.