We learnt much about how to create a No Dig vegetable patch and more importantly, in many respects, to see how our environment and the community prosper from partnerships between councils, schools, community organisations and the individuals who support this kind of positive growth.
It was a salubrious morning spent with my daughter in the company of people who like ‘growing things’. The garden took no time at all to construct with many willing hands. Sarah enjoyed watering each layer as Aaron helped us construct a vegetable garden at our local school. The teachers explained that the school was endeavouring to have a sound environmental philosophy and the community workshop is generating gardens that can be sustained, even over the long summer holidays.
Next week my school will place an advertisement for a new agriculture teacher to support the organic direction our school farm is taking. Hopefully, we gain a person committed to sustainable agriculture!
I should mention that our luck was in today as Sarah won a book on organic gardening, with ticket number 23.