Our school vegetable garden is a fantastic success. The students love working in the garden and growing produce to consume. A competition was held to name it and the winning name was ‘Garden of Weedin.’
A worm farm was donated by Mindarie Regional Council and an expert ‘worm team’ established amongst staff and students. The school successfully applied for a grant through the City of Joondalup for two 1500l water tanks. The water tanks supply water for the summer months.
Vegetables and herbs have been planted in raised garden beds. They have been measured, studied, cared for, harvested and used to prepare healthy food. The students have begun to sell excess vegetables and plan to extend this in coming years along with the sale of ‘worm wee’.
During 2017 the students will form a Green Team, with representatives from each year level. They will then be responsible for caring for the garden and worm farm. A new worm farm and composting bins are to be purchased from a Waste Wise grant during 2017. This will enable the students to maintain a sustainability loop for organic waste being used to fertilize the garden.
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 the school for further details.