It’s so frosty but the gardens still grow

It has been soooo cold recently but yes the School gardens still grow.  Students have been busy at Fenwick School, digging, planting and weeding the emerging garlic this week.

Weeding the garlic
Celebrating the Tui products gifted to their school. Thanks Tui

 Hanging the bird feeder

 Digging in the autumn leaves

Pembroke School students have been helping make ‘thank you tin’ that we will use for the upcoming School Garden’s Fundraiser.

Waitaki Valley School are planting some more garlic to harvest when school returns after the summer holidays.  They got to use some of their Tui mix so generously given by Tui to our North Otago Schools.  Thanks Tui.  Students used the mix when planting their black currant plant gifted by the Waitaki Community Gardens.

Planting the garlic

Preparing the soil for some brassica seedlings raised in the glasshouse at the community Garden’s

Planting some broccoli seeds and I’ll take it to the glasshouse at the Community Gardens for some warm time

Thanks Tui

St Joseph’s School have been busy planting seedlings we raised in the Waitaki Community Garden’s glasshouse.  They also planted pea seeds and will to continuous planting of them over the next few weeks to see which ones do best.
Suzi, St Joseph’s School Garden Co-ordinator shows the student’s how to prepare the soil for sewing the pea seeds

 Planting the peas

Planting the seedlings

Our exciting news is that there is an upcoming Fundraiser for School Gardens in the Waitaki District.  It is an eving with two guest Speakers.  It is on Friday 4th September at St Kevins School Auditorium tickets are $20 and goes towards funding my role as School Garden’s Co-ordinator.
Tickets are available at Health 2000, Kurow Museum and Information enter


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