Cynthia Lui MP
Member for Cook
The vegetable patches at Mossman and Julatten State Schools are the beneficiaries of a fortuitous discussion facilitated by the Embassy of Israel following the Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui’s recent study tour to Israel. Mossman State High School was also awarded a kit for their garden.
Following the trip to Israel, global company Netafim, offered to donate 12 irrigation kits to schools in Ms Lui’s electorate and Mossman and Julatten SS were some of the lucky ones.
“It was wonderful to work with Netafim, a global leader in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions for a sustainable future and I also wish to acknowledge the Embassy of Israel who was instrumental in making this happen.”
Ms Lui visited the Mossman State School on Thursday 12th of September and was pleased to see the kit at work.
“I was most impressed by the Mossman State School who have already installed their irrigation kit and put it to great use on their veggie patch. The students were very excited to show me how the kit was helping their vegetables grow.”
The kits include irrigation hardware and instructions along with a variety of seeds that will motivate the children to participate in what is known to be both a healthy and educational activity.
Stuart Upron, Digital and Brand Manager, Netafim Australia and New Zealand said, “At Netafim, we enable our customers to grow more with less. By educating our schools and communities on the importance of efficient irrigation practices we are saving today’s resources for tomorrow’s generations.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of this fantastic initiative and grateful to Cynthia Lui MP, Member for Cook, for driving this program across 12 schools throughout the Cook electorate,” he said.
Karly Scomazzon, Year 1 and 2 Teacher from Mossman State School said “the sprinklers that came with the irrigation system use water wisely and also give us flexibility, enabling strategic placement to maximise the water distribution and ultimately ensuring what we are doing is environmentally sustainable,” Ms Scomazzon said.
“It is only early days for our Community Garden but with the support of people like Cynthia, it breeds a lot of excitement and positivity about what this garden could become. To plant a garden is to believe in the future. Thank you Cynthia for believing in our future,” Ms Scomazzon said.
“I’m looking forward to hearing how much the Mossman SS veggie patch is producing and how the children’s learning and understanding of growing food is increasing,” Ms Lui said.
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