Community Garden Build Day 1 Saturday 31st May 2014.

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Donations, Fruit trees, Garden, Herbs, Parents, Students, Uncategorized, Working Bee | Posted on May 31, 2014

A huge THANK YOU to the wonderful staff and parents from BLPS that came to help on the first day of our garden build.  We moved mountains today and have laid out the basic structure for the garden. The Community Garden space started the day as a 400m square weedy blank canvas and after 9 hours, has been transformed into what will become a faboulous garden. The PFA worked really hard in the court yard, painting and replanting.  It looks great!  The community garden space has been transformed into a great space which is now fully fenced and the beginning stages of garden boxes have been laid out including the path.  Our landscaper, Andrew Coupar, also a Dad from our school, worked flat out laying out our garden, building the tank stands and constructing the dry creek bed and frog bog. Awesome job Andrew! Paul Cook, another Dad from our school worked flat out on his bob cat moving soil, rocks, dirt and helping transform our garden site. Great work Paul! Thanks to their wonderful wives (Nicole and Sarah, and their children) for also helping and supporting our project! Thanks to Matt McCrum(my husband) and two of our sons for constructing over 100m of fence.  Thanks to a few of our wonderful teachers, Miss Luke, Miss Kelly, Miss Maskery, Miss Craig, Mrs Chandler, Miss Old, Mr Pryor and Mrs Musco who turned up to paint, construct and lay out the garden and also the parents who assisted in revamping the court yard.  Thanks to Mr. Pryor and Mrs Musco for cooking a yummy BBQ and keeping us fed!  Thanks to the other parents who raked up leaves, painted boxes, supervised children and assisted with many other jobs.

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Our Future Community Garden Space!

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Garden, Uncategorized | Posted on May 19, 2014

Our School Community garden is going to be constructed on the bare patch of dirt near the Out of School Care Building.  It will be transformed from a patch of dirt into a working garden. Keep watching to see our progress!

Our Future Community Garden Space!

This will become the school garden. Our Future Community Garden Space!

South East Water Grant Finalists! We came 2nd!

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Garden, Grants, Students | Posted on May 19, 2014

Congratulation BLPS we were finalists in the South East Water Grant and we came 2nd winning a $500 gift voucher from Bunnings!  Look at our fantastic photo which formed the entry for our grant focusing on “In ‘case’ you haven’t heard, our garden needs water!”  Thanks to Mr Kelly and 5K for a fantastic photo.

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Welcome to the Community Garden Blog!

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Garden, Uncategorized | Posted on May 19, 2014

We are very excited at BLPS to be planning and building our School Community Garden.  Our garden will be utilised by all children from Prep to year 6.  The garden will be primarily a vegetable garden but it will also have fruit trees, a bush tucker garden and an Asian garden.  The children will be able to plant seeds and watch them grow and harvest the food they sow.  We are involving the community as much as we can with our project from building the garden, volunteering, working within the garden and assisting with teaching the children about gardening. There will be plots for the school and also community plots within our garden.  The garden will be constructed from recycled, reused and reclaimed items as much as possible, including lots of donated items from families and businesses. The garden will form the basis for teaching our children about how to become more sustainable for the future.

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