Lalor North primary to build kitchen garden


Harper Sercombe

Lalor North Primary School is creating a sustainable kitchen garden in partnership with charitable organisation Good360 and local business Repurpose It.

The project is said to embrace the principles of a circular economy that will bring profound social, environmental, and educational impacts.

“We value the importance of creating opportunities for students to learn about sustainability,” principal Elizabeth Bryan said.

“This project will have a strong curriculum integration with a focus on student wellbeing, collaboration and leadership, students will learn to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal, delicious food, forming positive food habits for life.

“I am so very proud to be partnering with organisations such as, Good360, North-East Link Tunnels Program and Repurpose It for this very special educational project for Lalor North Primary School.”

Epping repurposed materials company Repurpose It will be providing the repurposed soil and mulch for the garden.

Chief executive George Hatzimanolis said the partnership is all about making a real and lasting impact.

“The collaboration is a perfect match, combining our passion for sustainability with Good360’s commitment to helping local communities and will leverage the educational experience,” he said.

By repurposing materials and giving goods a new purpose, we’re paving the way for a greener future for the school, inspiring the next generation to embrace the idea of a circular economy.”

Good360 is a charity focused on giving new unsold products a first life to benefit people in need and the environment.

Founder and managing director of the charity Alison Covington, said the partnership will ensure disadvantaged schools benefit from landscaping materials.

“We look forward to seeing the garden grow and create a learning opportunity that includes the circular economy and the environment which is good for people and our planet,” Ms Covington said.

The North-East Link Tunnels Program is also lending a helping hand, providing 12 staff to establish the garden beds.