Last week something really wonderful happened at our Grow Cook Share Food Hub’s Golden Gums Farm – we hosted our first school group through the Goldfields LLEN’s Passions and Pathways Program. This program aims to provide children in their final years of primary school with hands-on workplace experiences to inspire and excite them about what’s possible for their working future.

Nearly 50 grade 5 and 6 students from Kangaroo Flat, Lightening Reef and St Peter’s Primary Schools spent time with us learning about growing veggies, the importance of healthy soil, and picking and tasting food straight from the patch, including lettuce, peppery rocket and spicy mustard leaves! We then got them to work planting three long rows of potatoes and peas. We sent them home with carrot seeds to try growing, thanks to The City of Gastronomy. We hope we’ve inspired the next generation of budding farmers and home gardeners!

We’re looking forward to hosting more young people out at Golden Gums farm. If your school would like to visit the farm too, please email and if you’d like to grow potatoes for Bendigo Foodshare, there are a few bags still available at Bush’s Bendigo.

Our Grow Cook Share Food Hub is proudly supported by VicHealth and Bendigo UFS.