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. 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.
An absolute must, if flowers, plants and art get you out of bed in the morning. Every step inside the grand hall of the Royal Exhibition Building at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this year was mesmerizing! Days could of gone by, spending time looking at all the creative installations. An absolute must to see if you have a thing fresh, dried, twisted, braided, plaited, scrunched and torn pieces of floral art. We were in heaven!
It's not every day you can say you became a KIDS HEALTH HERO! We have teamed up, or we should say ambassadored with Bel , creator of The Root Cause in Australia, to help put healthy food back into our kids schoolbags. Open up a kids lunchbox today and we're pretty sure there will be … Continue reading The Root Cause – The 5 minute healthy lunchbox system
The Victorian Schools Garden Award (VSGA) recognises, rewards and celebrates the gardening achievements of schools, their students and community in existing and newly established school gardens. It is run annually across both metropolitan and regional Victoria. Now in its 40th year, the Victorian Schools Garden Awards have a long history of bringing gardening skills and … Continue reading VSGA – Victorian Schools Garden Awards Bonbeach Primary School 2017
They share their food growing ways with parents, students and wider community, growing organic fruit, vegetables and flowers whilst making it fun to play outdoors in a sustainable environment. Tee-pee’s come and go, sensory gardens are forever changing, nature play structures are always being built, worm farms & compost heaps brew, organic veggie patches grow, fruit orchards bloom, community plots are nurtured, frog bogs are busy and mud kitchens are a messy place for little hands full of fun. There is something for everyone to interact with in the garden.
Welcome to the Mushroom State of Origin. Nothing like a mushroom growing challenge to get kids excited about growing food! Join us and other schools around Australia for a mushroom growing challenge. Junction Park State School in QLD and Cudgee Valley Public School in NSW and Bonbeach Primary School in Vic all share the vision … Continue reading Mushroom Growing Challenge
We waited, waited and waited until the day came when we were told to write the garden program for grade 5/6 students under the science curriculum. Almost 4yrs of volunteering in the garden and we are now super excited to be joining the senior students in the garden 3 times a week. What a thrill for us! At first they thought 'yeh yeh garden this and that' after 5 mins of the first class, they now run out the door to get their workbooks and get stuck into it!
Leadership in schools requires a lot of courage and when it is taking on the responsibility of caring for animals, the leadership must be done correctly. Our new chicken monitor shows great skills in caring for the chickens and gently guides other students to care for them with her. She shows the younger students how to feed them, collect eggs, hold them and most importantly how to enjoy the quiet time.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - Immerse your senses! Mind Blown. Beautiful weather and amazing gardens on show. The effort by the landscapers and designers .... what more can I say other than I needed to go home and process such beautiful displays and work by inspiring people. I especially went to … Continue reading Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – a day at M.I.F.G.S
Chickens are the core of our garden and beneficial in many ways. They provide us with fresh eggs, control insects and weeds, fertilize our gardens, eat food scraps, help us loosen and turnover soil, but most of all our chooks provide companionship and a place of worth to the kids and their families. Chooks are … Continue reading Keeping chickens can enrich your garden & your life