The students at Smithtown Public School are passionate about growing the healthiest food so that we can all live a healthy life exploding with happiness, energy and positive experiences.
Growing organic food is not just about food but also caring for our environment encompassing water, soil and caring for other people – those people around us family, neighbours and community.
The school garden program has had a positive response from students, teachers and parents. Our program includes planting, caring for, harvesting, eating and celebrating healthy food.
We have also commenced our Nude Food Monday’s which has been supported strongly by our families. These experiences at our school are being shared at home as well to encourage healthy eating habits at home.
At our fortnightly assembly our students harvest food from the garden early in the morning and share it with our families, friends and community members who in turn donate a gold coin for the fresh produce so they can continue to purchase seedlings for further planting.
In addition to all this fresh produce and healthy eating our students made their own beeswax wraps for their lunch boxes in supporting the need to reduce waste through packaging and plastic.
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