Farm My School is an initiative aiming to transform unused land within schools into regenerative market gardens, to grow community, educate youth and produce affordable nutrient-dense food.
Two men with a vision have built a farm at a secondary school in regional Victoria. Created on a 1.5-acre disused soccer field at Bellarine Secondary College (BSC) in October 2022, the farm was established by local community members in a record 24-hour period.
It’s the pilot project of a newly launched initiative called Farm My School (FMS), which is the brainchild of permaculturists Ben Shaw and James McLennan. The pair partnered with the school community and Bellarine Community Health to bring their plan to life.