Metford Public School brings garden to life
This week I visited Metford Public School, which was announced as the winner of the Garden Blitz, a competition run by Maitland City Council and Solo Resource Recovery to educate our youth about the importance of using their Garden Organics bins the right way.
As part of the competition, the school received three truck loads of soil conditioner and compost, developed from our Garden Organics waste, and have created an amazing bush tucker garden.
The garden can now be used as a seating area for ceremonies around their Yarning Circle. I know that 24% of the student population is indigenous and it is extremely important to support cultural understanding and ensure that all community members and students share a sense of belonging. I think this garden will really encourage that.
It would be remiss of me not to mention Principal Cathy Watt and the the forward thinking teacher and Enviro Coordinator Marguerethe Wong. Ms Wong has been influential in pushing this project along and bringing it to fruition so a big congratulations to you.
The Garden Blitz competition is a reminder of the importance of using our Garden Organics bins correctly and trying hard not to contaminate them. It also shows the cyclical nature of recycling and demonstrates what can be done with something as simple as garden waste. To find out more about what goes in our Garden Organics bins visit yourorganicsbin.com.au
Tocal Field Days
On the weekend I made my way out to Tocal to attend the very popular Tocal Field Days. There was so much to see including lots of exhibitiors, entertainment and great food options.
One of the highlights for me though, was the fashion parade put on by the Museum of Clothing and Textile at Tocal Homestead. The models did an amazing job showing off what were beautiful clothes and it was also a nice little peek into history.
Congratulations yet again to the Field Days organisers who put on a yet another wonderful event.