Students at MacFarlane Primary School will be putting their green thumbs to use to build an intricate worm farm to feed their school garden.
In one of the hottest parts of the country, worm farms are tricky to maintain and keep at a consistent temperature, but the students are up for the challenge.
The school is one of two in Katherine to receive a grant helping students across Australia learn about sustainability.
Chosen out of almost 1000 applications, MacFarlane students will be using digestible cones in their garden to enable the micro-organisms to decompose the food scraps to produce good composting soil and encourage worms to feed off of the scraps.
This project will help students to learn about composting, and help them develop a knowledge of creating ecological and sustainable skills and values to help support the environment.
Kintore Street School student's will also be getting their hands dirty as they create a vegetable, herb and bush tucker garden
The students will learn about composting food scraps and turning them into fertiliser to sustain the garden.
The project will also provide fresh food for classroom cooking programs and students will be able to take home some of the produce.
The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants aims to help fund young Australians with hands-on projects focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.
"We're extremely proud of what this program has achieved to date and delighted that our local schools have been recognised in the latest round of grants," Katherine Woolworths store manager, James Munroe said.
"Our Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant program will continue to support students to get hands on with worthy projects in our local environment.
"The local Katherine students have developed deserving projects that will contribute to a greener future for our community and we look forward to tracking their progress and success."
Keep up to date with the student's success by looking at the interactive map.
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