Farm Driver benefits from Coles partner program

Coles staff visited Driver Primary School.

As part of Coles’ commitment to organisations that contribute to health, education and the environment, staff from the retail giant visited Driver Primary School to enrich the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

Specialist teacher Karin Fullbrook said Coles’ employees, teachers and students, planted dwarf citrus and additional herbs and vegetables.

“Coles approached us to be part of this program as they are revamping the Palmerston store and wanted to link their staff to community organisations,” she said.

“Coles donated seedlings, and equipment such as garden gloves, garden carts, spades and bags of mulch.

“The donations will enable us to grow a greater range of produce and cook new dishes in the school’s kitchen. We are particularly hoping the dwarf citrus will add to the assortment of fruit supplied to the kitchen.

“The students were impressed with the diversity of new produce, and are looking forward to harvesting and cooking the fruits, vegetables and herbs.”

The garden includes chickens and ducks and is otherwise known as Farm Driver.

 Principal Rob Presswell said Farm Driver, although integral to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, is also highly important in making a “connected and meaningful integration of the science, English and maths curricula”.

(Picture: Coles’ employees, students and Assistant Principal Danielle Hall (back right) at the 7 February planting)

Last updated: 19 June 2017