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Craigmore Kindergarten create a garden oasis

Craigmore Kindergarten create a garden oasis

Winners of a Yates & Junior Landcare Creative Garden Grant!

Project Detail

Craigmore Kindergarten create a garden oasis

Project summary

Teachers got to work with 3, 4, and 5 year old kids in the Children’s Garden. Focusing on growing flowering natives that are indigenous to the Adelaide Plains. The Children’s Garden also incorporates up-cycled large baskets in which flowering annuals grow such as Marigolds, Cosmos, Forget-Me-Nots and Cornflowers. A beautiful array of colour in their garden oasis.

Among the most relevant activities, the Children’s Self-Access Shed has been implemented and children are using it to self-access gardening equipment as they work in the garden. Second-hand baskets were purchased from op shops and planted with purchased seedlings and seeds donated by Yates. Parents were invited to work with their children in the working bee and had a great time getting grubby. 

Additionally, the school staff have consulted Kim Syrus, a famous gardening consultant from Yates. During his visit he recommended a citrus orchard, prostrate banksias, native irises, bottle-brushes and wattle trees. Also, he advised the lemon tree be pruned and fertilised which was completed soon after.

Highlights

“The ‘self-access’ gardening shed provides children with the resources needed to take action when they see a need for our outdoor environment to be cared for and maintained. This deepen children’s understanding of living and non-living things and observing, noticing and responding to change.”

-        Jane Everett, Teacher

Beaumaris Primary School's Native Sensory Garden

Beaumaris Primary School's Native Sensory Garden