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The Australian Organic Schools program would not be possible without the support of partners and sponsors who want to share with you where our food comes from and all the benefits or growing and eating organic food.

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Partners

School partnerships provide schools with funds, products or expertise to build a garden and give children hands-on learning opportunities. Below is some information about our great partners.

Green Harvest

Green Harvest

Green Harvest is a proudly Australian organic gardening business. Since 1992, they have taken great satisfaction in supplying the Australian home, community, school and market gardener with a great selection of organic gardening products such as seeds, pest management, microgreens and sprouts, poultry supplies, tools and more.

The Diggers Club

The Diggers Club

The Diggers Club is Australia’s largest garden club. They are passionate about preserving the best traditions of gardening and rescuing heirloom vegetables to ensure their seeds can be preserved for future generations. On their website you will find fact sheets, advise, articles, forums and a shop where seeds, tools, books and more can be purchased.

School program ambassadors

Australian Organic Schools goodwill ambassador program asks well-known personalities and respected role models to help us educate about the benefits of growing, cooking and choosing organic. Read below to learn more about each ambassador.

Pete Evans

Could you introduce yourself?

Pete Evans

My name is Pete Evans. I am an author and award-winning chef, with a passion for fresh, healthy and organic food. This passion led me to study nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My philosophy is simple – the more great stuff you put in, the less room or desire there is for bad stuff. I think eating real food is what it is all about.

I have two children of my own, and I believe that there is no greater gift than teaching children about nutrition and healthy eating. In our home, food is our medicine, or medicine is our food. I believe that if you eat great food, you will not feel the desire to fill up on bad food. I believe that adults need to lead by example too.

Why are you interested in the Australian Organic Schools program?

As an ambassador for the Australian Organic Schools program, my purpose is to promote healthy cooking and eating in school communities, children and their families, as well as at events and in the media. This role allows me to use my passion for fresh, healthy and organic food, and reach a wider audience.

Costa Georgiadis

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Costa Georgiadis

My name is Costa Georgiadis. I am the host of the ABC channel’s show called Gardening Australia. I am also a teacher, landscape architect and permaculturalist, (which is someone who works with, rather than against, nature and looks at how plants and animals interact together).

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have a passion for people, food and plants. I believe that anyone can be an organic gardener with a little planning and observation. I think that being sustainable, (not being harmful to the environment or wasting natural resources), is of great importance and we should all try to live our lives sustainably.

Why are you interested in the Australian Organic Schools program?

As an ambassador for the Australian Organic Schools garden program, I think this program is probably the most exciting part of curriculum development for the future. The skills are simple, but the program encourages a real community to be built within schools. Passing on skills and responsibilities from one class to another, builds resilience within the kids and the school, and they learn the importance of quality food.

Therese Kerr

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Therese Kerr

My name is Therese Kerr. I am a public speaker and author of Lunchbox Solutions, a digital book which offers step-by-step recipes, informative videos, and tips on how to improve the health of you and your family. I am also mother to model Miranda Kerr.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I grew up in the country, surrounded by nature. This upbringing gave me a real passion for living an organic, healthy and natural lifestyle.

In 2002 I had a health scare that pushed me to develop a keen interest in health and nutrition. I started to research health and wellbeing, and found that there is a big difference between diet and nutrition. Diet is the food we put in our mouth, while nutrition is the nutrients our body gets from this food. They are not the same thing and are often confused.

Why are you interested in the Australian Organic Schools program?

As an ambassador for the Australian Organic Schools program, I have the opportunity to use my passion to promote healthy cooking, eating and lifestyle choices across school communities.