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Gardening Club is in full swing again at the Junior School with preparations well underway for the beginning of another bumper crop of spring and summer vegetables!

In order to prepare our garden beds for planning, we need all the help and expertise we can get! Everyone, including parents, are welcome to join us for Gardening Club at 8.00am on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Mrs Margaret Carter recently showed some of our keen gardeners how to make compost, in readiness for our summer crops. An assortment of food scraps, gravy, twigs, green leaves, weeds and soil were added to the compost bin along with a sprinkle of lime and a liberal few handfuls of chook poo. Choruses of “it stinks!” could be heard ringing around the Shinkfield Building as the boys used spades to mix it up, ready for the worms to do their thing. The young gardeners were excited to know that it would be ready in time for the start of Term 1 next year, to kick our new year of gardening off to a productive start.

Look out for our produce table in the Junior School foyer (and occasionally in the carpark). All proceeds from the sale of our garden produce and plants supports the work of the Anglicare Mission in Elizabeth. This Mission offers a range of anti-poverty services, with the aim of supporting people living in the northern suburbs as they regain control of their lives.

Ceri Slinger
Head of Junior Years – Learning and Teaching