In our first session of vegetable farming, we visited the Tu Toa school garden as well as our second farm garden at Napier Road. We had a closer look at the sweetcorn, pumpkins, and broccoli growing outdoors, and we walked through the tunnel house where we saw cucumbers and tomatoes flourishing.
Our aim, in organic farming, is to understand natural life cycles and work in with them to keep them running. For this reason, we put a lot of care into our soil so that it will be in excellent condition. We hope for heaps of soil organisms in our fields and much organic matter. Poisonous sprays for pests and diseases, or artificial fertilisers, have no place here.
On a map of the North Island we saw the many different stores that regularly buy the produce from our student farm, because they appreciate high quality and at the same time actively want to support this learning opportunity for young people.

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