Scott Rogasch (Forage Supply Co.), Tanunda Lutheran School principal Darren Stevenson, and Foundation students Skye and Grace Hemphill with the Forage Supply Co. Food Van at TLS’ Special Person’s Day.
Earlier this month Justin Westhoff and Scott Rogasch of Forage Supply Co. launched a campaign to enable our community to learn how to grow healthier produce, eat seasonally & live sustainably. With a bold mission to drive awareness of sustainable lifestyle choices and demonstrate just how achievable and appealing these choices can be, Forage Supply Co has Tanunda Lutheran School to launch its first school-based community garden.
“A great way of encouraging sustainable practices is through foraging for natural materials. The foraging movement represents only taking the food and material resources we need,” they note in their campaign.
Located next to the Tanunda Lutheran School, students will get to learn about sustainable practices and have access and increased exposure to fresh healthy food through the school based community garden.
The Forage Supply Community Garden is an initiative that is supported through the SOLE program at Tanunda Lutheran School. TLS Principal Darren Stevenson explains, “The SOLE program enables students to develop an awareness of the need for an environmental, social and economically sustainable focus in our modern society. It also promotes the use of outdoor classrooms where children can learn in a stimulating yet peaceful place where inquisitive thinking is nurtured.”
Forage Supply Co and other local restaurants will buy the produce from the school and use it to create sustainable meals. They will also use the produce to donate more meals to the homeless at the Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide.
Scott Rogasch explains, “Land has already been donated by Forage Supply Co but we need support to kickstart the garden with seedlings, equipment, shades and infrastructure.” The campaign, launched on the popular crowdfunding website www.chuffed.org, aims to raise $20K to get this brilliant initiative off the ground. “If the garden is successful, we hope to bring more gardens in other areas in the future too.”
The generosity revealed in the list of attractive ‘perks’ (rewards for donating to the cause open to all members of the public) are a welcome incentive for donors to benefit from the rewards of supporting the project long before its completion.
Perks on offer range from having your name on the ‘First Foragers’ garden wall to Forage Supply Co wine and experiences, tickets to the cocktail opening of the garden, a permaculture design consult with Frenchenviro, an exclusive Forage Supply Co dinner party or even the opportunity to become a Garden Founding Partner.
The donation which seems to hold the most attraction for TLS children, though, is the 45 minute private training session with Port Adelaide footballers along with autograph and photo opportunities prior to the cocktail opening of the garden.
If you would like to know more about the Forage Supply Co. Community Gardens, read the list of rewards for donors or to support the project, visit : https://www.chuffed.org/project/forage-supply-co-community-gardens