East Kimberley College sustainable hydroponics garden

Students at East Kimberley College received $1,986 in funding to create a sustainable hydroponics garden to grow fresh produce and get a hands-on opportunity to learn about waterwise agriculture, science, and biology.

Produce from the garden is sold to the school’s canteen for lunches with any excess produce not required by the students or the school canteen to be donated to the Kununurra Community Kitchen, which provides meals to those less fortunate.

The hydroponics system has provided a great learning tool for science as well as social enterprise. The garden is self-sustaining and will be available to students for years to come.

Round 5 of the Kimberley Community Grants is now open. Visit www.watercorporation.com.au/kcgrants to apply and for further information! Grants close 4pm WST, 8 May 2020.

Lettuce growing in hanging basket