Thursday, 20 March 2014

The learning journey begins

Here are Stage 2 kids watching a live webcast on sustainable gardening today. Costa from Gardening Australia (ABC) answered lots of questions from kids around Australia about gardening. We learned how to make a 'bug hotel' to encourage good bugs in our garden. We also learned about the importance of poo! We hope www.splash.abc.net.au put on more webcasts. Go to the site to watch more videos on gardening. 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Newspaper needed

For Fiacre's Food Garden, we will be creating a "no-dig" garden. For more info click on the link below
We will be needing lots of newspaper. Can you help by donating your unwanted newspaper? Drop them off in the school playground.
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle 

Also, we will be needing to edge our garden. Any landscapers, builders or handymen willing to help us out??? See Michelle Nashaty if you can help.

We need newspaper!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Can you help get Fiacre's Food Garden started?

Donations wanted.
Before we spend any money, we are wanting to reuse and recycle as much as possible.
Can you help us by donating...
Garden tools, wheelbarrows, materials for our garden edging (eg railway sleepers) ?
To start our no-dig garden we needs LOTS of newspaper.

Our school Environment Team met today and are very excited about getting started.



Saturday, 8 March 2014

Welcome !


I am thrilled to announce that St Fiacre’s is the proud recipient of the 2013 Food Gardens in Schools grant. This project has been provided by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust and is to the value of $3500!!! This funding will allow us to transform an area in our playground into a flourishing Food Garden (aptly named Fiacre’s Food Garden - the patron saint of gardening) where our inner city children will be given a ‘hands on’ opportunity to experience the thrill of planting, growing and eating food they have grown themselves.

What better way for us to share how our garden is progressing than a blog. Here you can join the conversation and get involved. I will be encouraging our children to monitor the garden and keep you posted with photos and messages.

At this stage we have only just received the good news so there will be some waiting time before we receive any funds. This is a great opportunity to get a team of enthusiastic and
parents, children and teachers. Please let me know if you would like to be involved.




Many thanks to Margaret Kirton (mother of previous student Cate) who assisted us in writing the grant proposal. And a BIG thank you for the NSW Government and the Environmental Trust for allowing an additional 32 schools to received Food Garden grants. So see the recipients go to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/2013FoodGarden.htm