The hoops for two shadehouses have arrived by truck at the Badgebup site, and drilling of the first production water-bore commences next week!This is the start of our on-site controlled-environment growing trials – testing just how well pig-face and ice-plant can be grown in saline groundwater, in easily replicable systems, using low-cost or recycled infrastructure with a configuration allowing efficient harvesting and protection of the delicate cuts destined for the kitchen.

Things are also gearing up for the first intake of Aboriginal Horticultural trainees in Semester 2, with Southern Regional TAFE on board to deliver the Certificate 2 level training.

Photo: Unloading the truck delivering the shadehouse hoops at the controlled environment growing site.