Our "Passion Patch" continues to improve in both productivity and appearance.
This is largely due to the parents and families who support our regular termly working bees and help Viv, Anne and myself with structural modifications. We have the visions and in one morning, they all come into fruition. It is SOOO exciting!
Stage three students have been aching for a pond outside the music block and have submitted plans to me. With Max's help (SLSO), they have dug the shape and we are thrilled that parent Ross Bailey of Ponds and Billabongs is going to assist these children complete their project.
The morning looked like this;
Jeff McNeil expertly pruned, shaped trees in the citrus orchard and took all prunings away.
Laura came with Tim and Xavier and shifted many barrows of mulch around the new garden beds.
Lucy, Andy and Winston moved existing metal framed beds and were general hands in all areas of the garden. Karen brought Jade and Anya and made delicious seaweed tea, while Karen sanded and oiled all tool handles. Laura McNeil baked a cake for morning tea and supervised younger gardeners for the morning. Ross levelled the pond and has created a ledge to hide the liner and to immerse the rocks to create habitats for the frogs soon to inhabit the pond!
Anne, Viv and I percolated with excitement and also planned for our BPS stall at the Plant Fair on September 8. Please 'pot up some beauties' for us to sell there to support learning and growing activities for your children in the school garden.
A BIG thank you to Ross Bailey of Ponds and Billabongs, we were lucky enough to secure his professional assistance in the making of the Garden pond.