Permablitz #161 in Essendon
Thank you to everyone who came out for a great blitz at Beaver Street Kindergarten last week! We had a small but very diverse group with participants from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Brazil, Chile, France, India & America.
The idea behind the design was to create something educational and interactive for the kids so they could come into the garden and be inspired to learn about growing food. The design included one big wicking bed, two smaller tubs, a few fruit trees, one tall trellis for a passionfruit vine and a lower trellis for the kids to access using recycled containers.
Workshops for the day included building a wicking bed, creating degradable pots for seedlings using newspaper & in-ground worm bins using recycled plastic buckets. Since we had a small group everyone had an opportunity to see all the workshops and help with assembling the wicking bed.
We double checked the wicking bed was working properly before filling it with soil and then planted out the new bed with vegies for the kids to look after.
The recycled containers were great for hanging herbs & flowers along both sides of the trellis. And it was a hot day, we all tried to hide from the sun as much as possible!
One little guy is getting it already! He was very enthusiastic and wanted to help with all the watering.
Thanks again everyone. The kids were very excited about their new garden when they arrived at school the next morning.