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  1. Hello. Darren left a really interesting comment on my blog so I wanted to drop by to return the blog visit. You have some wonderful posts here. Well done. The school is a jewel. This is learning by doing, the very best kind. Love the idea of the compost bins at the ends of the swales. Very convenient. And the signs! Precious.

    What do they do with the food they raise? Here in the US, folks have helped put in gardens at their local schools, but the children aren’t allowed to eat what they raise because the food hasn’t been approved as “safe” by the USDA. ­čś«

    • @Leigh: Isn’t it bizarre how bureaucracy can get so dysfunctional? Fresh, organically grown food isn’t “safe”, but Twinkies are! Thankfully our governments in Australia haven’t gotten that bad yet, but we do tend to copy a lot from America so we need to be vigilant. In our schools, the kids eat from the gardens. The produce is used as the basis for teaching safe and healthy food preparation and cooking. Stephanie Alexander (an Australian celebrity chef) is doing wonderful things here – check out her Kitchen Garden Foundation for lots of great ideas.

  2. […] They are the team behind a number of Illawarra school permaculture gardens, including the Kiama Primary School garden that I’ve written about before. Dan did his own PDC with April at Permaculture Visions, where I’m currently doing […]

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