$7 per student, 1 hour session (12-25 students Tuesday, Thursday or Friday only)
Grandma Tucker was told, "You have a 50/50 chance of being successful with growing blueberries here"...she liked those odds. One of the reason why the chances were so low is due to the fact that in Drysdale we have very little rainfall and blueberries LOVE water.
When considering how water, their systems, recycling and sustainability work, sometimes it's difficult to understand whilst seated in a classroom.
We offer students to chance to tour and then discover what it takes to use water in a sustainable way and how vital water is to Australian produce. Our farm relies on town water and supplements this with rain water. But it rains so much less than it used to.Town water has less nutrients in it that rain water, so what can we do about that. No water, no food.
We have a grant to experiment with hydroponic blueberries, to reduce and one day recycle the water used on them. Students will walk away at the end of the hour having experience first hand how vital water is for Australian produce and the food on their plate.