Red Hill Primary School
Red Hill Primary School in ACT applied for a Coles Junior Landcare School Garden Grant in Round 3, 2008, to help fund school grounds improvement and plant native vegetation.
The project aims to increase native flora and fauna, build students’ knowledge of sustainability and the environment, as well as creating a ‘waterwise’ garden and vegetable garden in school grounds.
The school used their grant money to purchase plants, soil and mulch, as well as their own contribution to pay for sleepers, a horticulturalist and labour (to lay the sleepers and prepare garden bed)
The project will increase native vegetation in the school grounds, which will increase bird life and biodiversity. They also plan to create an indigenous garden with drought tolerant plants to reduce the consumption of water.
Students will work a horticulturalist and learn about plants and how to maintain them whilst working together in developing and improving gardens.