BEHIND THE SCENES: St Edward’s College

Here are the Year 12 students at St Edward’s College in East Gosford, NSW, watching the From Paddock to Plate (FP2P) milk virtual excursion, discussing numerous dairy topics, answering questions about the industry and eating delicious milk ice blocks (one of our many great classroom recipes)!

The class is off to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and teacher, Anne McDonald, says the food schools program has been an ideal fit with their upcoming workshop at the Show.

Thanks for sharing these photos Anne and it is great to hear how much use you are getting out of the FP2P resources.

Louise FitzRoy | Founder
From Paddock to Plate

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TODAY’S HARVEST: Peanuts Do you know where peanuts come from? From a vine, from a bush, from a tree or from the ground? Perhaps the photo below will give you a hint. Unlike other nuts that grow on trees like almonds and cashews, peanuts are legumes. The peanut plant is unusual because it flowers above ground but the peanut grows below the ground. Peanuts need full sun. If you have heavy soil, ensure good drainage by working in enough organic matter to make it loose and friable. Peanut seeds come in their shells and can be planted hulled or unhulled. If you do shell them, don’t remove the thin, pinkish brown seed coverings, or the seed won’t germinate. One inch of water a week is plenty a peanut plant. Being legumes, peanuts supply their own nitrogen, so avoid nitrogen-rich fertilisers, which encourage foliage rather than fruits. The crop is ready to harvest when leaves turn yellow and the peanuts’ inner shells have gold-marked veins, which you can check periodically by pulling out..

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