Waverley Meadow's Up-cycled Nature Garden - Waverley Meadows Pre-School (VIC)
Winners of a Yates & Junior Landcare Creative Garden Grant 2017!
Waverley Meadows Pre-School (VIC)
Waverley Meadow's Up-cycled Nature Garden
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. Students were involved in all stages of the project, including planning and implementation, which allowed them to create a sense of ownership over the space. The sensory garden contains winding paths with small nooks for individual play and broader spaces to socialise.
Children planted herbs and vegetables. The garden also has a worm farm and compost bins for the kids to dispose of food scraps. Now, once a term, working bees are organised to maintain and enhance the gardens and playground
"This up-cycled sensory garden project funded by Yates has had a tremendous impact on the kindergarten and on the quality of the program that we have been able to offer” – School Teacher