Years 9 and 10 Farmwall Program
The incredible program everyone has been waiting for, exciting students and teachers about the future of food
About the program
The 12 month program has a specific focus each term and is designed to:
- Enrich teaching across multiple disciplines.
- Support different styles of learning.
- Develop skills necessary for students’ future employment.
- Help students with their Year 11 & 12 subject selection.
- Support wellbeing.
- Link in with co-curricular activities.
Teachers who deliver this program will be supported by Farmwall throughout the year and will join forces with other schools and educators by sharing teaching resources and student feedback.
How it works
Starting as a cohort - January 30, 2022
Practical teaching aid
Each participating classroom receives their very own Farmwall Indoor Farming Kit, with a dual aquaponics and hydroponics growing component. All hardware, and materials, are included, even the fish! The kit is delivered at the start of the year and contains enough elements to engage a class of 25 students throughout the year- long program. At the end of the year it gets returned to Farmwall HQ for an annual clean and upgrade.
A complete learning package
Ecosystem is Farmwall's online platform and community, here you have access to live support 7 days a week and you can join live webinars, industry guest speaker events, personal development, and teacher networking events where resource and lesson plan sharing is incentivised. You can share your wins and your losses, feedback and ideas. We kick off as a cohort and you start the journey with peer educators across the country.
Resource sharing with peers
Rich educational content
Farmwall's Ecosystem platform allows educators access to video tutorials, PDF instructions and easy step by step guidance to deliver an engaging curriculum. Ecosystem is designed to make adapting the program to each individual classroom as easy as possible. Each term Farmwall releases new resources and materials aligning educational outcomes with the year 9 and 10 curriculum, and with the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Collaborating with Farmwall has been a fantastic experience, they have been exceptionally helpful and supportive in setting up our systems and working with the Tech School to provide challenges that engage our students with real-world problems. Having the hydroponic and aquaponics systems has sparked genuine interest and curiosity, and has provided an opportunity for our students to hone their enterprise skills, preparing them for new workplace opportunities."
- Elissa, STEM teacher, Whittlesea Tech School -
"Heaps of great content to learn. The hands-on activities in the classroom went really well, and I could see the students were engaged. Active and engaging for students at all different levels; the team at Farmwall are great people with excellent ideas and experience to share. It became obvious through the program that agriculture and food growing will be related to many exciting innovative future employment opportunities."
- Russell Smits, Fountain Gate Secondary College -
Growing the future of food - together
An engaging project-based learning program to excite students,
and help the teacher save time
School Program annual breakdown
The program starts as a cohort across schools, with introductions, teacher onboarding and material delivery in January 2022. Kick off is in the first week of Term 1. Each term, the team at Farmwall releases new topics, materials, curriculum resources, and our urban farmers facilitate livestreams, guest speakers, and farmer and industry stories. The Farmwall School Program is a hands-on and practical educational guide that connects science and tech-learning with a real world application. The program combines learning from multiple areas of study and allows for cross curriculum collaboration. It weaves in the Sustainable Development Goals throughout the year.
Term 1 - The Future of Food, Careers.
Term 1 is about understanding the functions of the growing system, in order to understand the future of food production. The set up procedure and design elements combined with the scientific processes of the kit will introduce students to innovative farming. They will get insights in future career paths and how learning about these topics can help them find their purpose.
Project based learning opportunities
- Setting up the system
- Regenerative farming
- Aquaculture and fish keeping
- Ecology and biology
- Growing sprouts, microgreens
- Problem solving methodology
Term 2 - Design and Technology.
Term 2 is a chance for students to look into the role of technology in the food production industry. We'll explore what it takes to grow food on Mars and use design thinking to design smart food systems. An introduction to entrepreneurship and how we can use growing food as a source for good, for ourselves and the communities around us, increasing equality and wellbeing and how we can measure that.
Project based learning opportunities
- Introduction to AgTech
- IoT and AI, in the food space
- Building an IoT nutrient sensor
- Growing herbs, microgreens
- 3D printing the sensors' housing
- Hydroponics and Fog-ponics
- Growing lettuce
Term 3 - Science and Biodiversity.
In Term 3 students will take a science-based approach to growing, increasing their yields with their self made natural fertilisers made from food waste. They will learn about the benefits of science and biodiversity in agriculture and how it can boost the regeneration of soils. With smart seed bombs students will map their impact and their earned carbon credits.
Project based learning opportunities
- Processing food waste
- Making insect frass
- Brewing a natural fertiliser
- Root vegetables without soil
- Propagating seedlings
- Nutrient sensor experiments
- Making seed bombs
Term 4 - Circular Economy and Urban Agriculture.
Through the lens of permaculture and urban agriculture we learn about how urban greenery is helping us live more sustainably in line with natural principles. The benefits of greenery and nature for our own health and wellbeing and that of the planet and how a circular and growth mindset will offer many new exciting opportunities in the up and coming circular economy.
Project based learning opportunities
- Planting seedlings for summer
- Growing microgreens for good
- Building a permaculture garden
- Urban agriculture
- Soil biology
- Circular economy design
- Packing up the system
The program provides STEM and project based learning that fits in with multiple cross-curriculum objectives, increasing student engagement and teacher collaboration.
An all inclusive and easy subscription
The most comprehensive program that brings sustainability, wellbeing, STEM, and food into the curriculum. Spots are strictly limited.
Don't miss out!
Early Registration: $100 per month
or $1,200 per year, book before December 17 2021.
enjoy an additional 10% discount when paid up front.
Late Registration: $175 per month
or $2,100 per year, book by January 21 2022
- 1 incursion included. Work experience available upon request.
- Cost per additional teacher $7/month
- Cost per additional student $3/month
- Billing starts 30th of January, 10% disc when paid up front
- Excl GST, Incl Delivery. Additional call-out fees: $275.00
- The Fish are picked up before school holidays (end of year)
- Available Australia-wide (additional shipping applies to WA & NT)
Enrol before December 17th, strictly limited participants for 2022!
Farmwall is certified by Social Traders Australia as an official Social Enterprise. We use 50% of our profits towards our social purpose explained on our about page.
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100% Carbon Neutral Delivery
All the materials are sent back to Farmwall at the end of the year to avoid waste, maximise recycling and reuse and upgrade the tools for maximum use the next year. We operate on a circular economy business model.
Join our fast growing list of participating schools
If your school has a limited budget or can't budget it in for 2022 you can join our waiting list. Farmwall is actively working with corporates and government to make the program available for as many classrooms as possible.
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Our Urban Farm and Agtech Education Centre is based in Alphington VIC, and we are open for visits. If you you like to see our program in action before committing for one year, come and see what we have to offer and meet a few of our educators.
If you would like to learn more about what the program entails, you can book a one on one information session with Elliott or Luke to chat through the details, and get to know us before joining us on an amazing year-long journey.
Hendrix says it’s the very ease and speed of growing microgreens that makes them such a powerful educational tool. “I see them as a gateway to help people become full-spectrum farmers in the future.” He expects that, over the next 10 years, big shifts in agricultural processes will create new opportunities for farming, and he wants to inspire young people to take advantage of them.
- Geert A. Hendrix; CEO and Managing Director at Farmwall -
Promoting veggies and nutrition at school
Replacing the soft drink vending machine with a Farmwall will excite the whole school about food and where it comes from. Farm to lunch with a quick little snip
Microgreens are edible plants and vegetable greens picked in an early stage of their growth for a tasty and highly nutritious source of food. Research shows that microgreens have incredibly high levels of nutrition. In some cases, they contain up to five times as many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals by concentration than the mature versions of the same plant! They are the perfect, healthy garnish, to increase nutritional intake at school and promote veggies!
Farmwalls' are designed for easy installation and maintenance, only needing a single standard powerpoint and a 1 meter wall-space away from direct sunlight. For optimal system performance the time of maintenance takes around 45 min twice weekly. The Farmwall is safe and easy to control via the app.
Easy and smart
Each term you will receive a new delivery of materials and instructions. All growing materials, fish, water plants and indoor plants are included to help you turn your Farmwall into a food producing paradise, providing the school community with 150 serves of healthy nutritious greens, every week.
The Farmwall provides the perfect opportunity to build connections and additional learning. Via our online platform, Ecosystem by Farmwall, you can learn, plan, connect and communicate and you'll have ongoing live support from Farmwall's team of qualified urban farmers. Perfect for the green team!
Teacher team building
$1,350 once-off followed by a monthly subscription.
- Minimum commitment of 1 term.
- Prices are excluding GST, including delivery.
- Farmwall maintains ownership of equipment.
- Additional teachers $15.00/month.
- Additional call-out fee $275.00 (increases from 30+km from cbd).
- Available in NSW and VIC only.
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Towards a regenerative and inclusive food system by 2030
By participating in Farmwall's school program, you are helping promote a future where sustainable food production, innovative technology, social entrepreneurship and circular economy models can thrive in our society, creating a range of career opportunities, and improved wellbeing outcomes for students, teachers and communities. At Farmwall, we are excited for you to embark on this journey to educate and empower students and teachers to make a difference.
Improved wellbeing outcomes from; increased vegetable intake, increased connection to nature, increased fun and joy, increased community connection and sense of purpose.
Wellbeing for teacher and student
Improved sustainable actions; increased knowledge about closed loop design, reduction of food waste, reduction of material waste, increased recycling.
Closing the loop at school
Improved learning outcomes from; increased project based learning, increased engagement from creative learners, increased interest to pursue an area of interest and in the curriculum.
Creative and hands on learning
Improved resilience, increased sense of excitement for the future, decreased climate anxiety, increased skills and self-sufficiency, increased knowledge of agriculture.
Becoming the regeneration
Improved cities due to; increased greenery in classrooms, increased greenery at schools, increased environmental behaviours, increased food grown in cities, increased use of technology.
Cities that feed our planet
Improved work opportunities; increased understanding of new career possibilities, increase sense of self worth, increased sense of potential and paths to finding a purpose.