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NDSHS students visit school farm

NDSHS students visit school farm
NDSHS students visit school farm

NOOSA District State High School Year 9 humanities students enjoyed an afternoon lesson on the school farm, learning about sustainable farming practices with NDSHS graduate Payton Jennings.

Ms Jennings graduated from NDSHS in 2013 and is now employed by the school to help on the Cooroy Campus farm.

The students sowed bean and radish seeds in potting mix and cotton wool and undertook a tour of the farm, visiting the cows, geese and chickens and watching agricultural senior students work the land, harvesting crops and cutting grass.

Students visited the creek behind the farm that supplies much of the water necessary for the growing of crops and learnt how much of the nutrients for the vegetables and grains grown are sourced from the manure found on the cow paddocks.

Ms Jennings told the students that the animals are content and relaxed due to the friendly and calm attitude of the staff and agricultural students who manage the farm.

"The animals are treated well and are not stressed, so they are easy to manage and are obedient.

The chickens put themselves back in the coop once they're tired from running around," Ms Jennings said.

The class took much delight in the hands on lesson in sustainable farming.

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