Territory Stories

Top paddock newsletter

Details:

Title

Top paddock newsletter

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Resources

Collection

Top Paddock Newsletter; Top Paddock Newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2010-10-01

Location

Berrimah

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture; Northern Territory; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Berrimah

Volume

Issue 44

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1320-727X

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227444

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/675604

Page content

7 Girraween Primary School Sustainable School in Action OPEN DAY by Arthur Cameron, Principal Pastures and Extension Agronomist, Pastoral Production Division Ben Beumer and Arthur Cameron represented the Department and the Pastoral Production team by attending the Open Day on 5 August at Girraween Primary School. Pastoral Production staff, particularly Eric Cox and Barry Lemcke have, for some time, been involved with the development of the School Farm at Girraween. The team established a buffalo display and spoke with students about buffalo products and herd management. It was not just Girraween students attending either with visiting students from Millner, Alawa and Nightcliff Primary Schools. It was discovered that Girraween Pre-school students all like meat, particularly rump steak. Girraween students were making and selling pesto made from sweet basil grown from seed sticks sourced from our stand at the Freds Pass Show. It was great to see the department giveaways put to such good use! In addition to the pesto the school sells their own eggs and vegetables to help cover the cost of running the farm. Seed stick giveaways of sweet basil and cherry tomato were available at our buffalo display and once again proved to be extremely popular, with supplies exhausted and many of the students taking them home for their mum. The School Farm tour was a popular event with a range of fruit and vegetables growing in the garden, as well as two buffalo calves, one pig, goslings, chickens and roosters. The school is also in the process of developing a butterfly farm. Girraween Primary School has applied to Schools First through the National Australia Bank for funding to improve their farm infrastructure. Pastoral Production group of DoR have agreed to partner with them in this project. The project will carry out a pilot program to Encourage sustainable living practices in education. Pastoral Production will provide their experience and expertise in the area of sustainable agriculture - balancing conservation with production.


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