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Geography Excursion Northey Street City Farm

​Making compost
​On October 20 and 21, the Year 9 Geography students went on an excursion to the Northey Street City Farm to study the methods and application of permaculture.

The students were given guided tours of the gardens where they learnt about worm farms, composting, allotment gardens, biodiversity, creating eco systems and sustainable agricultural practices.

As they wandered through the property, they discovered many plants and native species that looked like mere trees to the uneducated eye but turned out to be a smorgasbord of unusual, tasty flora and bush tucker.

Highlights of the tour included scavenging ripe mulberries from the bushes, cradling worms in the palms of hands, making compost and cuddling the chickens.

               Earthworms                                    Cuddling the chickens