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.
Such a great day for a kids gardening workshop! The sun was shining and everyone was excited to learn how to grow their own organic food. Families joined us for a fun filled morning of planting edible produce boxes to take home. They learnt how easily it is to grow their own vegetables & enjoy feasting … Continue reading D.I.Y Edible Garden For Kids Workshop
"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
Sharing our story with YUM. GlutenFree Magazine Australia. Tell us a bit about your involvement with the school garden? We are 2 mums with children at the school and have a passion for just getting grubby and teaching what we learn along the way. We are both very passionate about what our school garden … Continue reading article – YUM GlutenFree Mag