All tagged Yates Gives Back
Winners of the 2018 Yates & Life Education Australia Growing Good Gardens Grant. The children and their families at Black Hill Primary School implemented a ‘Straight from the Earth’ garden program that is changing the way kids think about garden and composting. Take a look at their work.
The students are apart of a wonderful Garden Club that promotes healthy gardens and healthy living. The kids love the concept and actively help out in their lunch breaks to hep maintain the garden space.
Winners of the 2018 Yates & Life Education Australia Growing Good Gardens Grant. The children and their families at Carlingford West Public School implemented a sustainable composting program that is changing the way kids think about waste. Take a look at their work.
Winners of the 2018 Yates & Life Education Australia Growing Good Gardens Grant. The children and their families at Bendemeer Public School in NSW implemented a sustainable Garden within school’s grounds. Take a look at their work.
Winners of the 2017 Yates & Junior Landcare Grant. The children and their families implemented the Up-cycled Nature Garden within school’s grounds, a sensory rich area to encourage creativity, exploration, wellbeing and social opportunities.
Winners of the 2017 Yates & Junior Landcare Grant. The Tambo State school garden is now a place where the local community and students come together and maintain the garden. The Garden Club is now a permanent part of school lunch breaks with students from all year levels.
Winners of the 2017 Yates & Junior Landcare Grant, the Sensory Garden was built with recycled materials creating a place for students to enjoy a calm environment and learn about biological cycles. The students expressed themselves through all stages of the project and, together with the community, participated in working bees to complete the project on time.
Winners of the 2017 Yates & Junior Landcare Grant, Students and teachers from Seaview Downs Primary School developed multiple green learning areas within the sustainable garden, including a fruit tree orchard, a plant propagation area, an outdoor classroom and a native garden.
Winners of the 2017 Yates & Junior Landcare Grant, Teachers, students and parents from Monash Primary School increased the productivity of their school veggie garden while stimulating their imagination and acquiring horticultural skills.
The Garden Classroom contains an indigenous food garden, a sensory garden and a school kitchen produce garden, all created and maintained under the school’s 'Kathy Walker' learning approach. Thank you to Yates & Junior Landcare for making this possible.
The Sustainability Corner of the school now has a new Seasonal Sustainability Garden that connects the previously created Vegetable Garden and Sensory Gardens. They installed messages promoting sustainability and a totem pole with the Wurundjeri creator spirit Bunjil painted on it. The project brought together the community resulting in the creation of a Garden Club formed by students, parents and volunteers.
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
Students, teachers and the wider school community have assisted in developing the Native Sensory Garden and the Outdoor Learning Area, places where children and staff undertake outdoor learning activities. The teachers shared "Lunchtime and recess sessions in the new garden have been very popular, with digging and watering being the favourite activities or simply asking questions about what happens next."
Students at Agnes Water State School have been working in the establishment of their ‘food forest’ and ‘bush tucker garden’ with the aim to harvest their own food for cooking and health education.
Oatley Public School have built a butterfly garden at the school premises, after being awarded a prestigious gardening grant from Yates and Junior Landcare. 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.
Campbell Street Primary School has been working on the development of the Super Dupers’ garden. This garden now includes a playground area designed and implemented with native bird attracting plants, a wall garden with a mixture of herbs and flowers and some climbing plants to cover brick walls.
In 2016 Yates launched a wonderful NEW initiative called 'Yates Planting Day' - the spirit of the event was to showcase how everyone can get out in the garden and start growing!
At the William Charlton Retirement Village, Yates teamed up with the Benevolent Group to deliver a much needed upgrade of the gardens in the retirement village.
Nagambie Preschool and Childcare decided to implement a sensory and vegetable garden in their playground. This was an amazing project to do with the 3yo Fungroup, and the children have so enjoyed putting the garden together from the planning stages to the actual first watering of the plants that they've put in.