Thanks to a grant through the Healthy School Initiative and a generous donation of a worm farm from Paul Pont at Enviropower Australia (pictured with students), the children at Pearces Creek Public School are well on their way to having fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs all year round.
The grant has enabled the students to design their very own childrens garden, with parents then pitching in labour to create the beds from that design.
The kids now plan to use their own lunch scraps to feed the worms, and will in turn use the worm castings to fertilise their garden. The garden area also includes a fish pond, which will be stocked with native fish.
The creation of this garden has been a fantastic opportunity for the children to work with their parents on a shared project, said principal, Jane Cottee. The children love to see their plants thriving and eventually they have plans to market their crops as part of an enterprise program here at school.
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