Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Agriculture's Comeback

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Agriculture's Comeback

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SEBASTIAN FLETCHER, STEPHEN KENNEDY AND BAILEY TRUSTUM

Ever gone past the front of our school and noticed an old, run-down chicken coop/veggie garden and thought, why are there no chickens or veggies there? We are thinking of bringing agriculture back to Woodburn Public School. The school originally had three chickens and a rooster: Penny, Afro, Muffin and one more. The writing of the last name was too illegible to read which proves how old the program is. That's why we want to get the program back up and running, because it's been around for so long and now that it's not running any more the older students of the school, who have been a part of the program, think that the younger students of the school are missing out on the fun of agriculture, such as feeding the chickens and helping out in the garden.

The program was originally started by the Vice Principal Ms Jocelyn Hiller along with Lex Bosscha the groundsman. Since then the students of Woodburn Public School seemed to have been running the program themselves with a little help from the teachers. …

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