First harvest for student’s garden
TOMATOES, eggplants, cabbages, and lettuces are just a few of the vegetables currently in Southern Cross University's flourishing new 'Food for Thought' student garden.
The garden has been established by the student environmental collective, with support from university management, and is producing so well that a morning tea 'veggie snack' will take place next Monday, June 21, to showcase the garden.
Everyone is invited to attend to see just how productive a small no-dig garden can be. You will find the garden located near the front entrance to the university, at the head of the small lake which sits alongside the sports oval.
Geoff Reid, a Bachelor of Arts student and the driving force behind the garden, said the aim was to inspire people to get involved in the new garden – whether they were students or staff.
"We hope to expand the project later this year and make it open to the public as well," Geoff said.
Apart from the rows of plantings, the garden boasts a small aquaponics system, which is still being trialled. It will be stocked with local freshwater yabbies and their waste will feed a range of plants.