Green thumbs are proud
Students love their gardens’ produce and appreciate efforts that have gone into the set up
STUDENTS at the Biggenden State School enjoy planting seeds, watching them growand then turning the produce into healthy meals
Walking through the vegetable gardens with some of the students, one gets the impression they are all proud of their achievements through the Stephanie Alexander Garden Project.
There is an array of garden beds scattered through the school grounds stocked with vegetables in season along with fruit trees.
The students are also experimenting and growing purple carrots and purple cauliflower.
Walking through the garden’s, they stop and pick off and chewon a leaf or two of celery, kale and lettuce.
The students are appreciative of the extra input of Shane Johnson in the gardens and Tracey Geissler for setting up the irrigation system.
SamsonWykamp, who has his own garden at home, said “the plants come up quickly here, must be all the good compostMr Johnson adds to the soil”.
Students have made scarecrows to add to the atmosphere of the garden.
Fellowstudent Timothy Geissler made his scarecrow out of recycledmaterial and it nowstands tall amongst the bananas.
Afamous visitor to check out the gardens last year was celebrity gardener Jerry Coleby-Williamswho described the venture as “fantastic”.
He left a lasting impression, leaving behind a variety of seeds and seedlings of unusual crops for the students to trial.
GARDENING IS FUN: Biggenden State School students, Angus McAskill, Timothy Geissler, Felicity Vea Vea, Britney Hardy and Samson Wykamp enjoy being part of the Stephanie Alexander Garden project, which does not use insecticides.