Bray Park State School
Year 4A Bray Park SS
Our Story So Far…
Grow an edible garden in which we sell organic herbs and vegetables to fund equipment and seedlings for the next season's crop.
Announcing a profit of $121.50 selling herbs and vegetables this year and saving more black balloons than we can count with one green thumb! We've increased the biodiversity within our school with a sustainable vegetable and herb garden project. Having grown our first crops of sunflowers, eggplant, pumpkins, radish, rockmelons, cherry tomatoes and basil in March. We weeded and mulched again to prepare the garden beds in July. We have planted corn and zucchini in the old sunflower garden in August. As Foodies we eat a daily fruit snack and as responsible Waste Warriors we recycle the scraps to the worm farm. The worm juice is then used to fertilize the garden. As Traders we use seed packets, which were kindly donated, to grow and sell produce to raise funds for the next edible garden project. As Sparkies we use solar garden ornaments to distract predators - cockatoos and corellas love sunflower seeds. The scarecrow who protected our sunflowers is named 'Wild Child'. It was recycled from the spent sunflower stalk that you see in the above photographs. Today Year 4A at Bray Park State School spent an enjoyable Friday Enviroweek afternoon sketching our beloved scarecrow. We love being 'Wild Child' participants in enviroweek! There is so much more to learn for us all and we hope that through this experience we will promote to other members of the school community a message of interconnection with the most basic but important needs of life. Live it, Love it, Eat it!