Farm master plan

It is a rare and exciting opportunity for a school community to design its future school, and even more unique that it will be a farm-based school.  The design and planning of the new campus started in February 2015 and came together into a master plan in August 2016. Nineteen months of meetings, research and observation were pulled together using a permaculture approach.  Here are some key features.

20% of the farm will be set aside for nature restoration as a mixture of native trees, wetlands and lake.

About 6.5 ha are to be developed for productive farming.

A woodlot will be planted for firewood as a carbon neutral source of heating fuel.

Wastewater will be treated on-site and used for irrigation.

A new pond will be created for stormwater management and habitat.

Locations have been determined for roads, walking tracks, outdoor classrooms, buildings, orchard, gardens, sports field, wastewater and car parking.

See plan here.