NOTE: On Sunday morning beehives will be opened. Some suits will be available but if you are concerned about being stung please choose to visit at a different time
Our school runs a diverse agricultural program that incorporates sheep, cattle, poultry, fruit and veg production. In addition we have a well developed apiary and host the Cumberland Amature Beekeepers Association. Our aim is to recycle and reuse all waste on our farm and to build quality soil in order to become more sustainable.
We run an effective green waste recycling program where local lawn contractors can come and dispose of cuttings. These we compost directly onto our paddocks, allowing our livestock to take what they want before it returns to the soil. In addition, we recycle green waste from our local Woolworths store, using it as feed for our livestock. We are currently developing a “community garden” corner of the property where interested community members can come and participate in their own food production operation. Part of this site will involve the expansion of our indigenous food garden which is in its early stages of development.
We have created a relaxing setting complete with cob oven, bar-b-q and smoker in an area of developing buffalo lawn grown from runners (our Year 10 project), complete with picnic tables. Our Year 9 classes build their own raised garden beds using a vast array of materials.