Marriene Langton Principal

Marriene Langton Principal

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

School Gardens

Our school caretaker Bill has planted and maintained an orchard, native gardens and the children's vegetable garden over many years. He has a large area to maintain.

The orchard has raspberries,blueberries and fruit trees.

This year the vege garden had potatoes, yams, carrots, spinach and cabbage.

I love getting out of the car at the start of the day at school and taking a quick stroll on the orchard and vege side. It calms the soul and reminds me about the lovely environment our school is in. If the worst happened I guess we could harvest tea and dessert from our own little patch of paradise. This year Bill is planning to compost and we will use the compost to condition the soil, feed the plants naturally, build our worm population and to keep moisture in the soil and save on water use.

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