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
Glen Eira City Council puts on a great event every year and we were absolutely thrilled to join them in the sustainability tent. We took along lots of collect nature findings and a full kit ready to have a great day of nature play with the community. Kids immersed themselves in clay, compost and seeds … Continue reading PARTY IN THE PARK – GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL nature play
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
Last week we were honored to attend a pink ribbon brunch hosted by Sonya Kilkenny MP for breast cancer awareness month. We joined together as leaders of our community to raise Breast Cancer awareness. The brunch gave us insights into awareness as women shared their stories and thoughts about the dis-ease that affects more than … Continue reading Pink Ribbon brunch with Sonya Kilkenny
Bonbeach Primary School celebrated Nude Food Day on the 28th October. Students were asked to bring Nude Food in their lunchbox and discuss what happens to rubbish. Where does it go? How is it stored? Is any of it used again? What happens to rubbish that is thrown on the ground? Talking about having … Continue reading Nude Food = Healthy Body + Healthy Planet
Growing Green Thumbs aim to provide every child an experience they will never forget. Through play, kids and their friends got closer to nature and enjoyed losing their imagination in a supervised outdoor area. Garden Adventures are set in the beautiful organic gardens of Bonbeach in a 2 hour workshop to allow kids to be kids … Continue reading Garden Adventure’s with Growing Green Thumbs
South east of Melbourne sits a little school in Bonbeach. The school holds a magical place where students, their families and the community can connect with nature. In 2013 the front of the school grounds were piled with rubble. A small patch of grass and 8 empty vegetable beds were all that sat on the flat grounds. It has taken 3 years for 2 very eager volunteering mums and a small army of students to transform the space into a permaculture based learning garden, filled with organic fruit orchard, native plantings, chicken coop, worm farm, mini food forest, frog bog, nature play areas and 25 vegetable beds – 6 of which are now community plots.
Growing kitchen scraps can seem a little daunting but it is much easier than you think. We first decided to grow celery after receiving a kitchen waste delivery from Greenhouse Juicery. They deliver all the excess pulp and vegetable scraps to the school for our worm farm, chooks and compost! Celery bases are always plentiful, … Continue reading Growing kitchen scraps