ST FRANCIS COLLEGE
GLAMP UP OUR GARDEN WEEKEND
St Francis College lived up to its Silver Eco-School Flag status this weekend with a ‘Glam up our Garden’ event. Children, teachers and parents gave up their usual Saturday morning beach time and armed themselves with spades, wheelbarrows, plants and a healthy disregard for dirt and hard work. The aim of the event was to spruce up the school’s neglected veggie garden and to create a space to enjoy nature, learn how to live sustainably and, by selling the garden’s produce in the future, foster all important entrepreneurial skills.
The first ‘seeds’ of development were sown by generous donations of a truck load (12 cubic metres) of organic compost, by Andre Bonnet from Reliance, Horse manure from Tess Strzelecki, establishment of four worm farms by Andrew Morris and materials to build new vegetable beds and a shaded seedling area, by Tanton Dace of Dace Construction.
A huge thank you to these sponsors, and to all of the parents, scholars and teachers who have so far donated their time, skills, materials and much needed enthusiasm.
If anyone would like to get involved, or join in the regular Garden Glamming days, please contact St Francis College on 0422941395.
The college would like to say a very special thank you to Sasika Boonzaier and Jade Dace for spearheading the project.