Farm My School

Farm My School is partnering with Bellarine Community Health and Bellarine Secondary College to create the first Farm My School pilot farm. 

Established by skilled and passionate individuals, Farm My School is a not-for-profit association, working to transform unused land within schools, into regenerative market gardens providing food to the local community.

With the aim of developing urban farming that connects farmers with schools, the program brings local food production back into the heart of our communities. The program promotes healthy eating, ecological stewardship and connected communities. By transforming urban spaces, Farm My School utilises permaculture principles, inspiring students to care for the Earth, themselves and the people around them.

The model enables partnerships to be forged between schools and regenerative farmers, creating access to land and a gateway to careers in regenerative agriculture. The commercially-viable market garden becomes the heart of the community, providing produce to school families through the provision of weekly veggie boxes and supplying food to the school canteen. 

Students attend the Farm My School site at our Drysdale Campus to participate in a range of activities designed to engage students in the farm and develop their understanding of sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.

The Farm My School pilot has been made possible through the Victorian Government Engage! Grant