Doreen Primary School

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Greener Initiative
Sustainability Garden


As part of the "Greener" Initiative we created a sustainability garden by building garden beds for fruit, vegetables and flowering plants which are maintained by a dedicated group of teachers, parents and students. This garden is situated behind the gateway sculptures and will be invaluable in helping to  teach  our students about sustainability with plans to sell our produce.  Our first produce picked was Cos Lettuce which we sold for $2.00 each.  

Our Very first garden beds, nets and Strawberry

We would like to give a big thank you to the Diamond Creek Rotary Club for donating a garden shed, a water tank and picnic
tables for our garden

 

 
Our vegie garden has  sprung to life
again thanks to Janine Green bringing lovely seedlings for each grade level to plant. Grade Prep are brightening our garden by growing beautiful primulas and pansies; Grade One is looking forward to nibbling on their peas and lettuce; Grade Two have plenty of cooking options with growing their celery and leek; Grade Three are getting spicey with spinach and red onion; Grade Four can go raw salads or stir fry with their pak choy and spring onions; Grade Five’s planter box will be overflowing goodness of silverbeet and lettuce, and; Grade Six will be cooking up a storm with the delights of broccoli and zucchini! We are always looking for helpers, and thank you to those people who have already been in this year giving a hand. If anyone else would like to be a part of our projects and lend a hand, contact Tamsin Buic (Grade 1) or Janine Green (PE/Grade 6), or follow the link below to go to  the Doreen Primary Sustainability Group Facebook page where you can  make a member request.


Doreen Primary
Sustainability Group

Here are two of our very cute planters made by the students


Click here to see more photos of the garden
Click here to see our students working in the Garden (Password Required)
Its Growing!!!  See updated photo's here.  (August and September 2016)

Some of our freshly grown produce ready to eat.