MELBOURNE: Croydon community School
Croydon Community School is a small government secondary school that has a current enrolment of 110 students in Years 7-12. The school provides an alternate secondary education to students who for various reasons have experienced difficulty in their previous schools, or who are returning to study in order to prepare for work or further study.
ZEA has funded a 240L tumbler aerobic bin as well as items for the garden such as garden soil and liquid bokashi to be used in the staff room composting collection bin.
ZEA PROJECT IMPACT: 500 kilograms of food waste transformed into fertile soil every year plus engagement from students and staff in the production of food and use of the composting system.
Years 10, 11 and 12 students took the initiative to develop a school vegetable garden in an unused section of the school. The garden will become not only a place for the production of food for their cafeteria but also a school enterprise to connect the students with the local businesses by selling some of the produce to the cafes in the area. ZEA has funded a 240L tumbler aerobic bin as well as items for the garden such as garden soil and liquid bokashi to be used in the staff room composting collection bin. Great to see the enthusiasm of the students around this initiative!