Community Garden Working Bee 22nd March 2019

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on March 26, 2019

On Friday 22nd March we held our first working bee of the year in the Community Garden.  We had a very warm afternoon to work in the garden and had a wonderful turn up of new and old faces.  A very BIG THANKYOU to Leila, Emily, Jamie, Diana, Kat, Leo, Martin, Jacob, Claire, Mary, Clifford, Ange, Louis, Kaye, Jen, Ava, Armp, Aiden, Leah, Craig, Sienna, Harley, Isabella, Alliya, Emily, Steph, Euan, Felix, Miss Reynolds, Monica, Evelyn, Rachael, Gemma, Emily, Christini and Noah all assisted with weeding and tidying the garden.  The children loved collecting lots of snails, discovering some plants growing and finding worms.  We achieved a lot in just over an hour.  Many hands do make light work! At the very end, we had more than 15 beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets visit the garden.  I look forward to working with everyone again later in the year!  Thanks everyone, Mrs. McCrum.

Berwick Lodge Gardens Working Bees 26th and 27th October 2018

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on October 31, 2018

A very BIG THANKYOU to the families and students who assisted in our Community Garden on Friday afternoon and in our Sensory Garden on Saturday morning.  We had a great time and achieved a lot!  Thanks to Miss Reynolds, Emily F, Jamie F, Diana G, Mrs Weber, Mr. Weber, Ana D, Tilly G, Rhys V, Mannat K, Wil C, Kiara C, Alana S, Emily J, Ava D, Toonga D, Stephanie P, Jerry W, Ivy S, Blake S, Felix S, Rachel W, Miss Craig, Paul M, Lara M, Chad M, Christine M, Narelle R, Tess H, Georgie C, Leigh C, Tyler C, Laura C, Angela G, Louis L and Mr. Kelly.  Your help and assistance was wonderful and we achieved a great deal.  Please wander through the Community and Sensory Garden and have a look at how much things have grown.

Berwick Lodge Primary School Community Garden Working Bee 16th March 2018

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Donations, Environment, Garden, Parents, Working Bee | Posted on March 21, 2018

We had our second successful working bee on Friday 16th March.  We had 27 very enthusiastic and keen parents, students and teachers assist with weeding and tidying the garden.  It looks fantastic, well done to Rachael, Gemma, Hannah, Carla, Sarah, Rob, Eloise, Laura, Martin, Lauretta, Hayden, Ally, Chen, Scarlett, Christine, Andreea, Isa,  Mrs Rawlings, Riley, chloe, Jenny, Hannah, Elijah, Esther, Zach and Mr Pryor for all assisting.  We have almost accomplished weeding the majority of the garden.  The students will now work with Mrs. McCrum to mulch the main garden beds and dig in compost.  A BIG Thank you to everyone for the wonderful assistance!

Friday 17th March 2017 Working Bee in Community Garden

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on August 23, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came and helped weed and tidy our school community garden.  Many hands make light work and now we can start planting in grade boxes.  We enjoyed the sunshine, laughs and working together.

Berwick Lodge Primary School Sensory Garden February 2017

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in Art work, community event, Donations, Furniture, Garden, Grants, Parents, recycling, Students, Timber, Uncategorized, Working Bee | Posted on February 27, 2017

Welcome back to the 2017 school year.  Our new Sensory Garden is taking shape with the  layout almost completed.  We look forward to the students being able to explore the garden in the coming weeks.  The Sensory Garden is built from many recycled materials and all students had the opportunity to ‘adopt a plant’ which they planted within the garden towards the end of 2016.  The Sensory Garden will have plants and materials within the environment which engage the 5 senses including: seeing different plants, colours and movement, hearing different sounds as leaves rustle, plants move and musical instruments chime, touching different textures in the built area which range from smooth to rough, prickly to soft, smelling different scents given off by plants, leaves, soil and water and eventually tasting different native plants.  The garden has been generously supported by the RACV, City of Casey, Coates Hire and the Berwick Lodge Primary School community. Andy Coupar from Eskape Landscapes has designed the layout and constructed the garden utilising the natural fall to create a dry creek bed, jetty, arbour, checker board,  seating and outdoor classroom space. We look forward to seeing the garden evolve as artworks are installed and the students make items to be included in the garden.  Thank you to the fantastic staff who have assisted at working bees and to parents who have donated items and supported the project.

Berwick Lodge Primary School Working Bee 14th October 2016

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on December 8, 2016

Thank you to the parents, staff and students who assisted at our working bee in the Community Garden.  Thank you to Nicole, Andy, Rachael, Hannah, Gemma, Debbie, Macie, Daniel, Raelene, Sarah, Olivia, Laura, Despina, Taylah, Andrew, Robert, Jessica, Ameli, Caroline, Sarah, Natalie, Thomas and Annabelle who assisted at our working bee and helped weed, trim, prune and tidy the garden.  Many hands make light work!

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Berwick Lodge Primary School – Our New Sensory Garden 2016

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Donations, Environment, Garden, Grants, Parents, recycling, Students, Working Bee | Posted on December 8, 2016

This year we have started building our new Sensory Garden.  This is a garden that will stimulate and calm the senses through seeing, touching, smelling, hearing and tasting.  We started the first stage of the garden after receiving a grant from the City of Casey and the RACV.  With volunteer help from staff and parents we began the first part of removing the soil to develop the layout.  Andy Coupar from Eskape landscapes designed the garden and Ryan Johnston from Coates hire generously donated the earth moving equipment to begin the garden.  The children all had the opportunity to adopt a plant and we have planted over 700 indigenous plants into the garden.  We look forward to seeing the next stage of the garden completed.

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Community Garden Working Bee Friday 19th February 2016.

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on May 26, 2016

We had a great afternoon in the garden with many new families assisting at our first Working Bee.  It was wonderful to see what can be achieved in such a short time.  We weeded and cleaned up our garden.  The children who attended had a great time moving the weeds in their trolleys and we even found some frogs in the garden.  Thank you to all those who helped!

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Working Bee – Friday 4th December 2015

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on December 10, 2015

Thank you to all of the wonderful helpers who came and assisted at our last working bee for the year.  It was great to see new faces and work within the garden.  We achieved a lot in only an hour.  Thank you to all the families who have supported the garden during the year!

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Community Garden Working Bee Friday 9th October 2015

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Herbs, Parents, Students, Working Bee | Posted on October 25, 2015

We had a wonderful turn up for our School Community Garden Working Bee. We had many helpers including some new faces which was fantastic.  We shovelled and moved lots of mulch, weeded our garden beds and spread granitic sand on our paths.  A very BIG THANKYOU to our wonderful volunteers and families who helped: Regan G, Daisy C, Nicole C, Andy C, Max G, Mariska M, Sebastian M, Rebecca M, Laura W, Olivia W, Cooper K, Natalia N, Stan N, Leah M, Jasper W, Harvey W, Jo W, Skye M, Patricia M, Miss Cooper, Peter S, Hannah S, Rhianna G, Zara G, Mr Kelly, Madylin G, Miss Craig, Miss Quelch, Mrs Naismith, Ms Gilliland, June C, Mrs King and a few other people that assisted as well. The children all had a wonderful time moving the mulch and watering our plants. As they say ‘many hands make light work’ and it certainly did!

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