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GREEN thumbs at Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege cre­ated bird feed­ers and planted seedlings that will soon grow into de­li­cious pro­duce dur­ing a spe­cial af­ter-school visit.

En­viro Club stu­dents wel­comed work­ers from Bun­nings Bi­bra Lake to help them plant herbs, straw­ber­ries, toma­toes, car­rots and beans into ded­i­cated gar­den beds.

The group, which in­cludes stu­dents from neigh­bour­ing pri­mary schools, also cre­ated feed­ers to give some­thing back to the lo­cal birdlife.

Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege’s Kylie King­don said it was a great op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to learn some new skills.

“En­viro Club al­lows the stu­dents to get out in the en­vi­ron­ment and learn about ev­ery­thing from gar­den­ing to sus­tain­able liv­ing,” she said.

“Al­low­ing the kids to play in the soil, plant seedlings which will turn into food they can take home and eat, and ex­plore the worms and bugs in our gar­den is an im­por­tant part of learn­ing to live sus­tain­ably.

“Hav­ing Bun­nings come out to our school is great for the staff as well; we learnt so much about gar­den­ing from this ses­sion and Bun­nings pro­vides the in­struc­tions to al­low us to par­tic­i­pate.”

Bun­nings Bi­bra Lake ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­iser Doris Zu­vela said they had helped out the En­viro Club for the past two years and looked for­ward to con­tin­u­ing.

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