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Young farmers – the future of agriculture

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

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Young farmers – the future of agriculture
The year six students at Rutaki School proudly showing off their collaborative garden - 21072013

The students at Rutaki School were excitedly preparing yesterday for the first ever School’s Market Day which will take place today from 9am to 1pm at the Constitution Park in Avarua.

They will be joined by the nine other primary schools around Rarotonga to showcase and sell the fresh produce from each of their school gardens.

The school market has been made possible by the schools’ collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture through their vision to promote healthy living especially within the future generation. Rutaki students eagerly showed off their lush garden which they had been working hard to grow together for the past term.

Large stalks and clumps of bok choy, cucumber, lettuce, corn and many more surrounded the students as they explained how they had planted the vegetables.

As well as produce from their gardens, the students have also been working hard to create hand printed pareus, handmade hats and small mats which they will present at their stall today. Uto pancakes and chicken curry will also be available.

Even the youngest pupils at the school who make up the Early Childhood Education unit will take part, selling small pot plants at the stall.

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