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St Dominic’s School Garden News from Mrs Spencer (Environmental Coordinator)

posted Jun 22, 2017, 6:52 AM by Principal account
We have had a very busy and productive start to the St Dominic’s School veggie patch.

We planted new seedlings at the beginning of the year which has provided classes with samples of lettuce, carrot, rocket, beans, tomatoes and strawberries to try. We are eagerly waiting for the celery, broccoli and beetroot to mature so we can taste test those. The garden club, which runs on a Wednesday lunchtime, has provided those students with a keen interest in gardening the additional opportunity to help out with weeding, bug control and picking produce. This extra curricula activity is proving to be very popular with lots of students on a waiting list. The students who have attended so far have been very helpful and eager to learn.

We are beginning our journey towards becoming a Water wise and Waste wise school so you may see and hear some awareness promotions around the school in the form of promotional posters, a library display, newsletter and social media notices as well as the students participating in some activities at school related to this.

The P&F have been wonderful, purchasing some gardening equipment to help get the garden up and running.  We thank them for their support and you for supporting their fundraising initiatives.

Lastly, I would like to share with you the great news that we have been successful in acquiring a “Living Green Grant” from the City of Stirling. The money donated will go towards getting a compost bin, worm farm and rain water tanks.