Our multi award winning school vegetable garden has been nurtured now for 5 years by the students, staff and community. For three successive years we have taken out place ribbons for produce at both the Perth Royal Show and the Wanneroo Show and our school program will be showcased in 2021 at a Sustainability Forum.
We have 2 productive worm farms which produce enough organic ‘worm wee’ to keep our garden healthy and productive. Our two 1500l water tanks that supply water for the summer months and the students have learnt that this is a precious commodity that we need to conserve.
Vegetables and herbs have been planted in raised garden beds. They have been measured, studied, cared for, harvested and used to prepare healthy food. Excess vegetables are now freely shared with the community via a Grow Free Cart. The ethos being, ‘Take what you need and give what you can’. The garden is an inclusive learning environment for all students, based on a sustainable model of reusing, recycling, repurposing and rethinking.
The garden is an inclusive learning environment for all students, based on a sustainable model of reusing, recycling, repurposing and rethinking. Parents, grandparents and interested community members are urged to join this exciting initiative and pass on their expertise and help to our future generations. Contact Sandra Bennett – Sustainability Coordinator at the school for further details.