Life lessons with the Vegepod - In modern life, it’s easy to become disconnected from the planet, especially the source of our food, which most often comes from a supermarket. But when children see vegetables growing in a Vegepod in their own garden, they will understand where food comes from and develop a closer connection to the earth.
Dirtgirl has that kind of something special that makes you want to be a kid again. Our kids love her and all her garden friends so much so that we were inspired to create a special session about our composting just for her. Visit Dirtgirls website and join in all the fun with composting and recycling. … Continue reading Dirtgirl World – Compost Rocks!
Keeping chickens at school has proven to be very rewarding and a lot easier than we first thought. We are very happy to say that 2 yrs on our 6 girls are still laying, providing lots of entertainment and education for everyone involved at the school. We were quite nervous at the thought of having … Continue reading Keeping Chickens at school
City of Kingston had on offer a composting, worm farming and Bokashi Workshop within the grounds of Mentone Community Gardens. Well worth a visit if you have never been This week celebrates International Composting Week so it was great to listen to the information Hannah had to offer us. The session worked through the use of … Continue reading International Composting Week
The back to earth project will help us put all our organic green waste to great use and create a stimulating environment for students to learn from. The proposed structure will include a viewing bridge which lays over a river rocked water stream allowing chickens access to water whilst also creating a mini water ecosystem. Sensory plants and landscaping will be selected on the basis they will provide experiences for the senses, beautify the school grounds and provide a safe environment for learning and playing.
What is a Therapeutic Gardening? it is a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. It is specifically designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden as well as their caregivers, family members and friends. Interactions can be passive or active depending on the garden design and users’ needs. There are many sub-types of therapeutic gardens including healing gardens, enabling gardens, rehabilitation gardens, and restorative gardens and sensory.
How to deter Cabbage Moths from your garden? with a Moth Trick of course! Picking caterpillars off the broccoli leaves every morning is such an important job in our garden! It’s a job loved by many students as it’s also breakfast for the chooks! As soon as our 6 chooks hear the kids squeals of … Continue reading Cabbage Moth Tricks
Rhubarb leaves are toxic to us but snails love them! It is Autumn the perfect weather for snails to lay their eggs in the cool damp weather. In our garden nestled amongst our Rhubarb crop we found an amazing colony of snails happily breeding away and munching on the leaves. We needed a natural pest deterrant that wasn't harmful or … Continue reading Natural Pest Control – snails
A visit to Mansfield Steiner School held us in oar as we spent a day in this most beautiful of places. We went on a tour, and we are so glad that we did! This garden is an inspiration!Lucky enough to have a family member, Pat Dowling show us around. He is one very passionate Garden & Grounds … Continue reading A visit to Mansfield Steiner School
"The need to educate the government and community peers, that it is not always about employing another full time teacher, but looking at the resources available within the school" We were invited to write an article for School Days Magazine Australia Bonbeach Primary has two very eager volunteers in their school garden. A pair … Continue reading article – volunteering in schools