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Written by Stage 3 students: Niamh M, Hrithika B and Isabella B


Sustainability Club

This term, the Sustainability Club has included student representatives from every class in the school. We have spent a lot of time in the garden with Miss Egger and we have been joined by Sarah Hughes, a parent volunteer who has taught us so much about Sustainability! Thank you Sarah! We have been busy planting vegetables, caring for the worm farm, watering the plants, pulling out weeds, pruning the plants, caring for plants that are sick or have pests and harvesting the vegetables.

In the garden, we are growing some beautiful fruits and vegetables such as lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes, rocket, oranges, lemons, cherries, carrots, spinach and beetroot. We are also growing some amazing herbs, such as mint, parsley, rosemary and thyme.

The Sustainability team harvested some herbs, lettuce and carrots from the garden and made dips. They were delicious!

The Senior team built wheelbarrows for the K - 2 students. It was very challenging! The younger students used them to transport soil from one garden to another. Now our garden beds are full of lovely soil and ready for planting new vegetables for Spring.

Sarah talked to us about the worm farm and showed us how to care for them. The canteen leaves out the vegetable scraps for us to collect and feed to the worms each day.  We need to rip the vegetables into small pieces so the worms can get their small mouths into it. Then we have to add the Dolomite Lime and some water about once a week. If the worm farm smells bad, then it means the worms have not eaten the food and it has rotten. Worms produce ‘worm wee’ which we pour on the garden to help it grow. Our worms have gotten so much healthier this term. We can tell because they have grown big and fat and there are more of them.