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Veggies close gap
Veggies close gap

More than just your average veggie patch, the Wiluna Remote Community School garden is helping “close the gap” between indigenous and non-indigenous health for students in the Northern Goldfields town.

A labour of love for the past 12 months, the garden was officially opened last week at a ceremony attended by around 150 students, parents, staff and community members.

Principal Arama Mataira said it was not easy getting the project off the ground, but perseverance had paid off in the end.

“It’s been quite a difficult process (with) some of the complex issues of being remote,” Ms Mataira said.

“Having the machinery to fill the garden beds or the labour around has been difficult.”

Funding for 60 reticulated garden beds was provided to the school by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Foundation last year.

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