Fruit and veg­eta­bles stolen from gar­den

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

TO A school that is big on “heart”, steal­ing is not ac­cept­able.

Biggen­den State School prin­ci­pal Ros Rack­e­mann said it was sad to find out veg­eta­bles had been re­moved from the Stephanie Alexander Gar­den.

“The ve­g­ies be­long to the chil­dren,” she said.

“If any­one wants any of the fruit and veg­eta­bles, they just have to ask.

“When there is any ex­cess, they are for sale.

“We of­ten work on a barter sys­tem by ex­chang­ing a packet of seeds or a pun­net of seedlings for the pro­duce.”

The Stephanie Alexander Gar­den is popular with all stu­dents and has been op­er­at­ing for the past five to six years.

Pro­duce is con­verted into tasty dishes af­ter the stu­dents have found suit­able recipes in the home eco­nomics kitchen.

Gar­dener Shane John­son said the loss of the corn, egg­plant, paw­paws and cit­rus wasn’t the end of the world.

“To turn this into a pos­i­tive, we are al­ways look­ing for vol­un­teers to come and help in the gar­den or kitchen,” he said.

Biggen­den Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

STOLEN VEG­ETA­BLES: Biggen­den State School Year 6 stu­dents Am­ber Jenk­ins, Hannah Radel and Dustin Fawck­ner are dis­ap­pointed veg­eta­bles in­clud­ing egg­plant were re­moved from their Stephanie Alexander Gar­den.

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