Posted by St Bedes College
on 25 June 2019
On 21 May, the culmination of fourteen weeks work came to its fruition for the first group of Year 12 VCAL students involved in the Semester One Gardening Elective. Chris Saray from the Food Security Network again mentored the St Bede's students to prepare the beds, plant, cultivate, water, fertilise and finally produce a bountiful harvest and selection of vegetables and herbs, then travel to the Asylum Seekers Refugee Centre Food Bank [ASRC] in Footscray.
The ASRC Food Bank posted on their Facebook page the following glowing endorsement:
"The Today we had a visit from some Year 12 students from St Bede's College, who have been growing food for us under the Food Security Network's program. They brought in two carloads of green - beautiful silverbeet, coriander, parsley and beetroot less than two hours after it was harvested."
Much of the fresh produce we distribute through our Foodbank comes from Melbourne's food rescue network, so to receive such a freshly-harvested bounty is something really special. Thank you for all your hard work, St Bede's College and Chris at the Food Security Network. We can't do what we do without you."
A job well done lads!
-Damon Jacobs: VCAL Gardening Elective Teacher