Vertical garden cuts plastic waste and sprouts success

Carey Baptist College in Armadale has taken out the top spot in Young Re-inventor of the Year 2015 with their invention of a vertical garden made out of milk cartons from the school café.

Conceived and constructed by year 11 sustainability students, the edible wall has transformed a bare space into a fresh, green productive garden. The herbs have already been used by food technology students and the garden has been irrigated to survive the long hot summer.

Carey Baptist College were awarded a $1500 sustainability prize pack that will help their school continue along their sustainability journey.

Please see below for a photo gallery of the edible wall and other category finalists.

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FinalistCategoryPrize
Carey Baptist College Overall winner $1500 sustainability prize pack
St Denis School, Joondanna Primary School $500 sustainability prize pack
Exmouth District High School High School $500 sustainability prize pack
Ben Salter, South Yunderup Individual/community group $250 sustainability prize pack
William Catchpole, High Wycombe Individual/community group $250 sustainability prize pack
Rossmoyne Senior High School Switch your thinking special commendation $250 sustainability prize pack

This project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account