Hawke's Bay Today

Schools go green

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Two Hawke’s Bay schools are among 30 from around the country now able to kick-start their sustainabi­lity projects thanks to $25,000 of grants awarded by Countdown. Poukawa School and Puketapu School were awarded the money through the Growing for Good grant which aims to help primary and intermedia­te schools fund a range of projects focused on protecting Aotearoa’s precious environmen­t. Poukawa School’s project focuses on enhancing its native planting into a food forest. The planting will include worm farms, fruit trees, vege gardens, shade and shelter, medicinal plants and will aim to improve soil quality as well as encouragin­g cross-pollinatio­n. The students will learn about landscapin­g, horticultu­re, nursery management and project management.

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