Fruit and vegetables stolen from garden
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.
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.