Oatley Public School's Butterfly Garden
Winners of a Yates & Junior Landcare Creative Garden Grant in 2014!
New garden to attract butterflies into Oatley Public School, NSW
Oatley Public School have built a butterfly garden at the school premises, after being awarded a prestigious gardening grant from Yates and Junior Landcare.
Thirteen schools across the country were awarded a Yates and Junior Landcare garden grant in 2016, including three schools from Sydney. Oatley Public School received its grant on Tuesday, which included $1500, $500 worth of Yates gardening products and a Yates growing consultation.
The local school was awarded the grant following its involvement with the Design and Be Inspired in the Garden program. The grant will be used to attract insects, including butterflies, into the school’s garden to facilitate the pollination of fruit trees.
A garden bed has now been constructed next to an existing vegetable garden and planted with herbs, climbing clematis and other plants.
The new garden includes sign posts, made by Oatley’s Men’s Shed, with the word butterfly translated into all the language groups represented at the school.
Through this project, the students learnt how butterflies and bees can have a large impact on food production through pollination.
Since 2009, Yates has been supporting Junior Landcare, a program which encourages young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of our environment.