Our Story So Far…

We will be buidling a compost bin and resoiling our raised garden beds and transplanting our current strawberries into a sustainable crop.

Our Special Education Support Unit has an organic garden that has 3 raised garden beds and fruit trees surrounding the whole area. We are going to plant more fruit trees and this is done with funds raised from our worms and the wonderful juice they provide us. Our students range in age from 12 to 18 and have a variety of disabilities but all of them enjoy the garden and the produce we obtain from it. Our project for Enviroweek will be to create a functional compost bin from recycled palletts and wire if we can obtain these from local suppliers. Our strawberries will be rehoused in a hanging recycled bubbler system so they can grow plentiful again after the birds attacked them last year. This sytem will allow us to place netting over them when they produce fruit. Our garden uses as much recycled material as possible to save on costs and prevent things from being wasted and thrown out. Staff have embraced the garden and often volunteer to help us. We have also been fortunate enough to have thye Lions Club build our raised garden beds and concrete paths to allow for wheelchair access. Our next step is to create a fully sustainable crop rotation and garden bed rotation and irrigation system.