Our Projects

We currently have six projects operating across Australia. Three in NSW – Tingha, Toomelah & Biraban; two in NT – Raymangirr & Gapuwiyak; and one in WA – Moorditj.

Tingha

Tingha is small school of approximately 100 students located in northern NSW, we initially provided funding to implement a fruit and vegetable garden which is now flourishing. The project has engaged the students, teachers and community in helping to build healthier lifestyles for the children of the region.  Additionally we supply the Juice Plus+ children’s product, and the Complete protein drink for the school canteen. One of the greatest outcomes of our involvement is that children are turning up for class on a more regular basis incentivized by having the opportunity to work in the garden and receive the product.

We recently planted a bush tucker garden, with horticultural students from the University of Sydney assisting and our next major project for Tingha involves building an outdoor kitchen within an existing all-weather shed, and an adjacent meeting place with fire-pit and seating. Produce from the vegetable and bush-tucker gardens will be incorporated into community “cook-ups”.

 

Biraban

Our newest projects, Biraban Public School is located in Lake Macquarie, NSW. This will be our closest project and has huge potential for opportunities to develop new programs. Mid 2015 our Project Manager, accompanied by local permaculture design guru Will Pullin of Permaculture Hand (http://www.permaculturehand.com/), met with the schools garden program coordinator, teacher Matt Liles, to discuss planning for the next stage of the schools edible gardens.
The school has a mini fruit orchard, a series of garden beds scattered throughout the school ready for new seedlings, gardens dedicated for Indigenous and native garden plant species for the front entrance of the school and plan’s in place to build a yarning circle amongst all the new installations.
After input from Aboriginal support staff and parents, the next phase of the schools garden program has been delivered in November 2015. Nutrition Plus has funded a staggered installation of over 800 native and Indigenous plant species to bring to life the school entrance in an effort to provide learning opportunities for students as well as to engage parents and the community with the new gardens.