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The Virtual Classroom offers online resources which can be utilised by students within the classroom or during remote learning to explore food and fibre through multimodal activities.




Activities with the 15 Minute Farmer Time symbol are part of our featured 15 Minute Farmer Time series and provide students with the opportunity to hear first-hand from Victorian farmers to learn all about how our food and fibre is produced.

This Month’s 15 Minute Farmer Time:

Creepy Crawlies and Crop Production:


  1. This 15-Minute Farmer Time explores grains production and the role of beneficial insects in healthy crops. Throughout the session students will have the opportunity to explore the paddock to plate journey of wheat, ordering the stages of the supply chain and considering the products that can be made from wheat. Students will hear from grains producer Farmer Erin about the ways she encourages beneficial insects on her farm and apply their design skills to create their own craft ladybug. The exploration of beneficial insects will continue through a scavenger hunt in the school yard, veggie patch or garden and the opportunity to build a bug hotel to encourage beneficial insects to visit the local area.