From Little Things Big Things Grow was the focus to the start of Term 4 last week when we celebrated the opening of the Edible Garden. It was the chance to celebrate the next stage of the Green Shoots initiative at City Beach Primary School, where our motto ‘Achieving Together with Pride’ captured what lays at the heart of the initiative TOGETHER. The flag pole vegetable patches, Malak Merenyj Bidi our Native Bush food Garden and now the edible garden grew as a result of partnerships. Partnerships and the hard work of a group of dedicated, proactive parents.
The Edible Garden became a reality led by the efforts of Anita McSweeney and Brooke Lundy who worked TOGETHER to rally support from the school, parents, students’, teachers, staff, the P&C, Town of Cambridge, the Cambridge Rotary Club and their Men’s Shed volunteers, Bunnings Innaloo, Woolworths Floreat, Kees Group and over 30 local community members who donated seedlings, trees, soil and bobcat services and time. Without this, the initiative would simply be an idea.
The Green Shoots initiative garden projects provide a peaceful space in our hectic pace, for our students and community to take their learning outside and nurture their hearts and minds. We are enjoying putting together the plan for learning that integrates all of our garden spaces and connects our students learning. At the moment our Year 4/5 students have been enjoying the fruits of their labour, experimenting with air frying kale and giant black radishes. I can’t wait to see what other delights our gardens produce throughout Term 4!