Walford Anglican School for Girls
||Junior School Vegetable Garden|
|School||Walford Anglican School for Girls|
||$1,000 (Excluding GST)|
|Year/Round||2010 Round 1|
Walford Anglican School for Girls is an inner city school in Adelaide, and has limited green space. The Junior School has had a vegetable garden for several years, but recent building programs have further restricted access to space. This funding – many thanks to Coles and Landcare – has enabled the students to continue to grow their own produce. Once the site was prepared, we purchased three matching raised beds. The size chosen was determined by the site, while the height was determined by the average size of our Year 3 students, who were to be our main ‘growers’.
One of our Year 3 teachers, Mr Rogers organized the filling of the planters with a variety of soil and mulch, and the girls learned a lot about the requirements to preparing a successful garden. As you can see, our vegetables have continued to grow, and do look quite lush and green, and while some of the leaf vegetables like cabbage will be ready for picking soon, the beans are still some way off.
Our veggie patch has exceeded the expectations of many, and while we are extremely proud of the results the girls have managed, we are hoping to shift the beds to a sunnier place, once some building work in the Junior School has been completed. We hope our garden will help move the Junior School towards an active culture of recycling.
Walford’s Junior School community would like to thank Landcare and Coles for their generous grant. Coles have been very generous with their kind gift of additional items for our veggie garden, and Landcare have been wonderful with their support throughout the process.