Food Waste Prevention

Fresh produce in glasshouse on Hawkesbury campus

The National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre (opens in a new window) is a 1800 m2 glasshouse facility designed to house research, education, and training opportunities in advancing modern horticultural activities.

The Centre produces quantities of fresh vegetables each year, using minimal resources.  The produce is donated to Food Bank to assist in their programs to reduce food insecurity by offering food relief across Australia.

YearTonnes donatedProduce
201712.43tomato-truss type, tomato-cherry type, cucumber, capsicum
201814.66capsicum, eggplant
201922.66capsicum, eggplant, chilli, cucumber
202015.51capsicum, eggplant, cucumber, rockmelon, bitter melon
202118.34mini capsicum, chilli, eggplant, cucumber, lettuce
202221.44cucumber, capsicum
20238.12*capsicum, eggplant, chilli, cucumber

*part of the calendar year