Farm My School Helping Families on the Bellarine

Farm My School Helping Families on the Bellarine Main Image

17 June 2024

Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant on Friday to visit Bellarine Secondary College to see how the Farm My School project is teaching kids how to grow their own food, learn new skills and connect to the broader community.

Knowing just how important community-based food security organisations are, the 2024-2025 State Budget has provided $106,000 to Farm My School to continue to their vital work investing in Bellarine students and their future.

Farm My School is a food education program that transforms unused land within schools and turns it into regenerative market gardens that not only feed communities but educates and connects them along the way. So far, 675 students have learned about and built essential agriculture skills that will shape the future of the industry.


The Farm My School program located at the Drysdale Campus of Bellarine Secondary College has turned a disused soccer pitch into a working farm to not only give students a hands-on learning experience leading into pathways for a career in agriculture, horticulture and science, but also creating a space for health and wellbeing, boosting students’ confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

Farm My School builds on the Victorian Government’s $750 million investment to reform to senior secondary education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant:

“The Farm My School project is an investment in our students and our future. This funding will help young people at Bellarine Secondary College gain vital skills, all while nourishing and connecting our community.”