GREEN THUMBS: Harry Pye, Allison Baldwin, Aayushi Pandey and Jessica Riddle working in Taabinga State School's vegie patch.
GREEN THUMBS: Harry Pye, Allison Baldwin, Aayushi Pandey and Jessica Riddle working in Taabinga State School's vegie patch. Katherine Morris

Patch growing kids' love of healthy food

THE Taabinga State School vegie patch has started back up again after being neglected for years.

Jim Davies has helped get the patch growing.

He volunteers twice a week to take care of the vegie patch, with students helping out and learning about what they are growing at lunch.

They are growing everything from broccoli and rocket to mulberries, goji berries and even spelt wheat that the students are going to learn how to grind down and make bread with.

They are growing 60 plants.

The produce is then available for the students to try through the school's tuckshop.

It's been three months and the vegie patch has had its first tomato crop.

"It's about helping the kids learn about healthy food and have a chance to eat healthy food,” Mr Davies said.

He said the school is hoping to raise the money for a mulcher and is seeking donations of seedlings and trees.

He also put the call out to anyone who would like to help volunteer with the vegie patch or donate food scraps for compost.

Phone Mr Davies on 0467 244 811.

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