Support from Barossa Co-Op proves fruitful

Tuesday, 01 Aug 2023

Faith Junior School was delighted to once again receive a bronze sponsorship from Barossa Co-Op with funds used to plant additional fruit trees to add to the selection of growing seasonal fruit on-site for our Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) program.

“Last year it was suggested by some of the school students that we needed more fruit trees around the school. Currently we have some citrus, fig, quince, loquat, pomegranate, and olive trees, but we did not have any of the summer fruits. So, we decided to purchase some barrels and miniature fruit trees. With the money from Barossa Co-op, we purchased 2 apple trees, an apricot tree, a peach tree and a nectarine tree.  These were planted on the 21st of June with the help of our Environmental Ministers, Cara and Sianna. Hopefully in the next few years, the students will be able to taste the fruits and use the produce in our cooking lessons.” 

Annabel Biagi, teacher and SOLE Coordinator

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