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2011 ‘Dig Your Dinner’ Schools Competition

Posted in Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 22nd, 2011

Make a stand against the bland! Celebrate good food, as it should be with all its bumps and imperfections. Grow it for real, from budding seed to brimming plate and join in on the quest for taste!

Following the success of last years “Dig Your Dinner” competition, the Organic Expo & Green Show are delighted to announce we are running this fun and inspiring competition again as part of our commitment to encourage future generations to lead a healthier and more sustainable life. Schools across VIC are invited to join in the challenge and “Dig Your Dinner” – A fun and easy competition to show how simple it is to grow your own food, free from artificial nasties.

There are two categories in which to enter:

1. Pre-schools/Primary Schools
2. Secondary Schools/Colleges (dependent on entry numbers these may be split further).

Your school will grow your favourite seasonal vegetables and herbs and nurture them into a bountiful crop in time for the Organic Expo & Green Show. You will then bring the best of your produce to the show creatively displayed in a wheelbarrow (competition to be judged on Saturday 15 October 2011).

• Celebrity TV gardener Vasili Kanidiadis will be there to meet your school and judge the best vegetables
• Vasili will use the winning veggies in a cooking demonstration showing how you can create a delicious, healthy and inexpensive family meal
• The winning schools will become the Dig Your Dinner Champions VIC 2011 and Vasili will present you with a trophy and prizes

Entries Close September 23

Victorian Oranges for Healthy Fundraisers

Posted in Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on June 21st, 2011

Source: Melbourne Community Farmers’ Markets

Want to raise funds for your community or school? Want to support the Australian Citrus Industry? Want to promote rural education? Move over crap chocolate, Nangiloc Primary School has a great idea! In a nutshell, during the Navel orange season (July – Oct) you place an order for 3kg bags of fresh oranges for $5. Local fruit, packed at a local packing house will be processed by the children from Nangiloc Primary School as part of an enterprise learning program. Then, for every bag your school or organisation sells, you will earn one dollar whilst supporting Victorian citrus growers, seasonal fruit and Nangiloc Primary School. Find out more by phoning (03) 5029 1483 or email Nangiloc Primary School

Toolbox for Environmental Change 2010: Forum

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on February 15th, 2010

After a decade of action assisting teachers and educators, Victoria’s premier sustainability education forum ‘Toolbox for Environmental Change’ continues to motivate sustainable development in school communities. The 2010 Toolbox will officially launch ResourceSmart Schools and develop attitudes and skills inspiring teachers, students, educators, community partners and school administration to act locally addressing global climate change issues.  Forum outcomes will assist Victorians develop more sustainable communities with schools acting as community hubs.

The 2010 forum will explore:

* Action-based learning and teaching tools
* Case studies implemented in schools
* Whole school strategic planning (for teachers, principals and bursars)
* Youth Leadership
* Multidisciplinary curriculum outcomes supporting VELS

Workshops include:

* green technologies in schools (energy,water,waste)
* resource savings create financial savings
* agriculture and biodiversity
* youth leadership
* ecological footprints
* connections to nature
* indigenous perspectives
* arts and sustainability
* sustainable food gardens
* curriculum
* whole school planning for teachers and administrators
* school case studies

Date: Thursday 18 March 2010
Time: 9am – 5pm, Registrations from 8:15am
Where: Melbourne Museum
Cost: $120 (GST incl) includes resources, lunch & refreshments
For more information, & to register, visit the website.

Greening Australia, Sustainability Victoria and Melbourne Museum are partnering to deliver the forum sponsored by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and supported by Victorian Association for Environmental Education.