Braeview Primary School joined the the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in April 2012. This program links cooking classes with vegetables and fruit grown in the school garden. When the garden was first established, the soil consisted of hard baked barren clay. Groundsman Heath Huckstepp treated the soil intensively by rotary hoe and addition of copious doses of MENINGIE GYPSUM interspersed with wood chips, mushroom compost and clean sand. At the start, there were no worms but they are now prolific and the school children are now able to dig the ground with hand tools. The results have been stunning with high quality vegetables available at the back door to the school kitchen.
Jane Lamprey (gardener) says of the school’s garden: “I have never known vegetables to be so large yet so delicious“. Phil Duygen (consulting horticulturalist): “The garden is a tribute to Jane and Heath and the use of the best gypsum in Australia“.
MENINGIE GYPSUM has been a regular supplier to SA Mushrooms for a number of years. SA Mushrooms is the largest private mushroom farm in South Australia.
This hardware and garden shop, in the Adelaide suburb of Malvern, was the first metropolitan centre to sell MENINGIE GYPSUM in bags, in early 2000. They have been a loyal supporter of our product and sell no other gypsum brands. The Garden Manager, Fiona Loveday, says “Customers are impressed with the fineness and purity of MENINGIE GYPSUM and keep coming back for this Premium product“.
The Hume Highway is the main inland route connecting Sydney and Melbourne. The ABI GROUP, a major highway construction company, has the contract to build a bypass around the town of Holbrook in southern New South Wales. It has utilized MENINGIE GYPSUM, supplied in bulkabags, to flocculate suspended clay in 30 basins associated with the construction. The water is released following the attainment of compliance targets.
MENINGIE GYPSUM , as an absorbent, is supplied to a company which markets a proprietary organic blend to clients Australia wide for use in spill control.