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Cultivating smarter food choices – for everyone

Food Ladder is completely transforming children’s relationship with food. In collaboration with teachers, kids in our partner schools are falling in love with fruit and vegetables. Most for the very first time.

The key to transforming their outlook is installing a climate-controlled greenhouse at their school. Children see first-hand how hydroponic technology works. Our experts help them choose the right crops to plant, the right time to harvest and the right products to make. The school becomes a small-scale food producer.

We see students finding the joy in planting, nurturing, and harvesting. They’re taking pride in the healthy food they produce. They’re gaining a better understand of nutrition. Plus, they’re developing important life skills. Crucially, they’re then passing
 this knowledge to older generations.

Food Ladder don’t just plant a few seeds and walk away. Instead,
 we continue to provide support, fresh training, resources, and materials. We’ve already helped kids in every Australian state and territory, and we’re just getting started.

Fresh Greens growing in the Food Ladder Greenhouse
Student holding spinach and zucchini
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It’s shocking, the number of kids who don’t eat fruit and veggies. For some, it’s because they don’t have access.
 For others it’s a lack of knowledge. Either way, Food
 Ladder has found a fresh way to addressing this issue.

We give kids easy access to fresh food and change the
 way they look at vegetables.

The results are outstanding. We’ve already seen kids who engage with Food Ladder have changed their long-term behaviour. Better still, they teach their parents and their communities. We’ve even seen household gardens springup after Food Ladder arrives in the local school.

Much like teaching someone to fish feeds them for a lifetime, Food Ladder teaches them to grow. Which is a life-skill they will carry forever. And pass on.

Best of all, Food Ladder relies on teachers but doesn’t add to their already punishing workload. We’ve developed a ‘Plug and play’ approach to all our installations. Each of our food growing systems is designed specifically for productivity, community and development.


Our systems are 5-times more productive than traditional farming methods when operating at full capacity.


Each system is designed to address the specific climate and food requirements of each individual community.


Our projects address health, education, and economic development. We partner with the local community in a multi- disciplinary approach – including vocational training, STEM education and nutrition workshops.

"32% of the 'health burden' is preventable but only 2% of health expenditure is put towards prevention. Food Ladder bridges the gap with nutrition."
Foodladder Greenhouse students

Growing at schools near you

Schools are the heart of Food Ladder. Without them, children would continue misunderstanding food. On this interactive map you can see schools currently using a Food Ladder system (the green pins) plus our planned locations (the blue pins). To view details simply click on the pin.

Food Ladder Projects Map
Leonora District High School, WA (Wangkatja)
Alekarenge School, NT<br />
(Kaytetye country)
Sorell<br />
School, Tas<br />
Kintore Street School, NT. (Jawoyn country)
Wellington Public School, NSW. (Wiradjuri)
Sheffield<br />
School, Tas<br />
Wilmot School, Tasmania (Palawa)
Newling Public School, NSW. (Anaiwan)
Radiant Life College, Queensland. (Mamu)
Nambucca Heads High School, NSW (Gumbaynggirr)
Hilltop Road Public School, NSW (Darug)
Broome Senior High School, WA (Yawuru)
Waterford West State School, Queensland (Yuggerah)
Central Yorke School, SA (Narangga)
St Helens District High School, Tasmania (Palawa)
Cowell Area School, SA (Narangga)
Tyrrell College, Victoria (Wergaia)
Heywood & Districts Secondary College, Victoria (Gunditjmara)
Ungarra Primary School, SA (Nawu)
Coonamble Public School, NSW (Kamilaroi)
Prospect North Primary School, SA (Kaurna)
Murrumburrah High School, NSW (Wiradjuri)
Communities @ Work Galilee School, ACT (Ngambri)
Cunnamulla P-12 State School, Queensland
Barcaldine P-12 State School, Queensland
Longreach State High School, Queensland
Rainbow P-12 College, Victoria (Wergaia)
Oak Flats High School, NSW
Prospect North Primary School, SA (Kaurna)
Boonah State High School, Queensland (Bundjalung)
Stirling North Primary School, SA (Nukunu)
Yorketown Area School, SA (Narangga)
 Port Dalrymple School, Tasmania
School Projects more to come

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