Students from Holsworthy High School hold up their beetroot crop grown at SCRAP Centre in 2012.
SCRAP has worked with hundreds of schools and other organisations on Sustainability issues but … it all begins at home as they say and we have always been active with our host school – Holsworthy HS and never more so than recently with the creation of the Holsworthy Community Garden on disused land next to the SCRAP Centre and within the school grounds.Working with Year 8 & 9 students, SCRAP devised and delivered the Table to Table: Organic Living Skills program through collaboration with staff and P&C, funding from Liverpool City Council and other sponsors. The students learned as they built the garden and transformed the paddock with chickens, vegies, composts, worm farms, a pond and went from organic waste conversion to soil to harvest and good nutrition in terms 3 & 4, 2018.
We also became the first school in Australia to host a Reverse Vending Machine (Return & Earn scheme) for public use and SCRAP is the school’s agent helping us continue our 29 year record of promoting recycling and waste reduction in the community.
Attached photo shows Costa Georgiadis launching the Community Garden with the participating students and the RVM in the background.