St. Monica’s College Receives Whittlesea Council Grant

In 2013 we received a $5000 community grant to work with local primary schools to establish or further develop an indigenous garden and/or vegetable garden. Students from St. Monica’s helped to pass on the knowledge they gained through helping out with our school vegetable gardens and indigenous planting regimes. The primary schools enjoyed setting up vertical gardens for climbing plants like beans, a greenhouse for propagating plants and a worm farm for waste and the use of worm castings and worm tea amongst other great initiatives.

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Here is an example of one of the verticle gardens created for climbing plants like beans. All you need is cable ties, 9 tomato stakes and some mesh. It can easily be dismantled or shifted as is to the next veggie garden so you can rotate your crops.

 

By St. Monica’s College|2017-11-06T18:18:28+10:00October 12th, 2014|0 Comments
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