A day of sharing and newtorking with teachers, the eco-minded and horticultural experts was held at The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show with Victorian Schools Garden Awards and Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria.
Bonbeach Primary Schools garden specialists, Amy & Jade (Growing Green Thumbs) presented a one hour session, sharing everything they have learnt along the way when creating the award winning school garden. Inspiring converstations were had between colleuges and new ideas were discussed. When a passionate group of like minded people come together, you can expect nothing less than collaboration and inspiration. Their commonality is to guide the next generation who will inevitably follow in their footsteps.
Bonbeach Primary School (2017 VSGA Winners)
Sarah Hardgrove – Wildgrove Horticulture
Erica Gurner – HumaNature Connect
Tim Sansom – Australian Ecosystems
Above – images from WILDGROVE HORTICULTURE workshop focusing on green wall gardening. Recycling milkbottles to create a low cost, effective green wall.
Victorian Schools Garden Awards (VSGA)
Take the family to the VSGA area for some fun hands-on activities for kids, provided in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV). Celebrating 41 years of operation, the VSGA program continues to grow and spread the message of the benefits that gardens play in student learning, health and wellbeing.
A big, heartfelt thank you to Tania for making the day a successful one. For more inforamtion about how VSGA can help foster school gardens, have a look at their website – it holds a wealth of information!