Dust, sweat and lots of almonds

I might still be cleaning out the dust from my ears, washing the dirt out of my hair and rinsing the grit from my eyes, but I am proud and excited to let you know that we have just finished filming our ninth From Paddock to Plate school video.

Hooray!

Where do almonds come from? How do the almonds get from the paddock into the packet? Why are almonds good for us?

It took two days of filming, 10 hours of driving, four dust storms and an unlimited supply of almonds to get us to the finish line.

Did you know that one almond tree produces close to 10,000 almonds each season? Did you know that an almond can be a twin? Did you know that an almond kernel is wrapped in layers? Did you know that the husks of almonds are used as stock feed?

This is just a snippet of awesome fun facts that students around Australia who will learn when they watch this video in their classrooms.

If I told you that an almond harvester actually hugged the trunk of the tree and shook it free of its nuts, would you believe me? Why not take a look for yourself (photo below).

See the harvester in action on our almond video once it is released with the From Paddock to Plate Schools Program in late April.

I would like to thank Select Harvests for dedicating two days to assist with the filming of this video and Kubota Tractors Australia, as a proud sponsor of this video.

Louise FitzRoy
Founder of FP2P

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