Grade 5/6 students have been having fun in the garden this term! They are actively involved in soil testing, planting food crops, building structures, learning about water waste, food waste and composting. Each student keeps a workbook that is detailed & provides great insight to a behind the scene look at their school garden. They are half way through their term and are really keen to learn more, grow more and play active roles in their school garden.
Autumn days bring time for lots of nature play, seed planting, harvesting, cooking and eating.
Who is free tomorrow afternoon??
The amazing Daisy Downs is delivering us 2 cubic metres of Veggie mix to top our beds up between 11-1pm. So why not drop in before assembly and get grubby with the kids and shovel some dirt! The sooner its in, the sooner we can plant our winter crops! Three cheers for Daisy's!!
Chat to Greg if you need Garden Supplies at home!
This week students take on the challenge of growing SUNFLOWERS! Last summer our school garden was full of tall, yellow, heavy seeded flowers & we saved as many heads as we could. Students this week were given a lesson in seed saving and the process. Every little pair of hands got to pick out a few seeds from the giant dried heads and then got to choose a space in the garden they would like to plant them, labelled them so they don't forget and then made watering cans from recycled milk bottles.
Sunflowers have proven to be a great plant to work with as the seeds are big, don't require a lot of love, grow quick and have fantastic big colourful results that no doubt will grow taller than them. Each student is to care for their own plantings over the term & will be given lots of other great gardening tips on how to get the best results.
We cant wait for our school garden to be a mass of brightly coloured yellow giant sunflowers in summertime.
A visual diary of the garden at Bonbeach Primary School built by Growing Green Thumbs & many many little hands
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