The Living Classroom, Bingara

Small towns in rural Australia are disappearing due to a lack of people and purpose. The Living Classroom is a regenerative project to bring both people and new ideas, framed around the exploration of sustainable farming for the future. The Living Classroom provides classrooms, teaching areas, bunk accommodation, productive gardens and grazing lots, and agricultural facilities to teach high school and TAFE proficiencies in organic gardening, aquaculture, sustainable grazing and local food production. A chain of ponds, lakes and swales has been built on the 150 hectare site to redirect flood waters around the town of Bingara and to harvest and trap it into regenerated creeks as part of The Living Classroom.