PLC: Peppermint Grove students keep eye on the environment for Farm 2 Fork event

L-R Emma Barrett (y9), Sacha Winter (y12),Matilda Lamb (y9), Sophie Day (y9) and Charli Pope (y12) with their food in recyclable dishes. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
L-R Emma Barrett (y9), Sacha Winter (y12),Matilda Lamb (y9), Sophie Day (y9) and Charli Pope (y12) with their food in recyclable dishes. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

PLC PERTH students are making sure nothing goes to waste at their Farm 2 Fork event this month.

The student-run sustainability committee has been working with the event organisers to ensure all produce is served in recyclable dishes and all left over food is donated to food rescue charity Oz Harvest.

Environmental captain Sacha Winter said the event was not only a fantastic showcase of the produce grown and reared by PLC families and producers across the state, but a great opportunity for students to learn about sustainability and the environment.

“We have been working with the organisers to ensure every knife and fork and container can be recycled, and any remaining food is donated to Oz Harvest to support people in need,” she said.

Farm 2 Fork is now in its second year, and was established by PLC’s boarding community.

Guest chefs Aaron Carr from Dunsborough’s Yarri Restaurant + Bar along with Dean Wood from Taylor Street Quarter in Esperance will be sharing their knowledge with attendees, and students and community volunteers will assist in preparing many of the gourmet dishes.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 25, at PLC Perth, 14 McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove.

For more information and tickets, visit plc.wa.edu.au.