St Francis Catholic College, Edmondson Park was very pleased to welcome members of the local Bunnings Warehouse team to the school last week to help students and staff learn about all the different herbs and veggies now growing in their gardens. The school community is now skilled up and ready to look after its new and improved horticultural setup.
From reading the instructions on the tags to mulching and fertilising the gardens, it was all happening at St Francis! The school now has a range of plants, vegetables, fruits and herbs growing at the school – including snow peas, rosemary, thyme, carrots, squash, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, leek, chilli, lettuce, spinach, basil, rhubarb and sage. Wow!
The students in the St Francis SEALS Committee are now eager to hold a monthly herb and veggie stall, where any students, teachers and families can purchase some of the produce for a gold coin donation. Stay posted for the school's next stall in the coming weeks!
St Francis Catholic College sends a big thank you to Ashley and Antonia from Bunnings Warehouse Crossroads for taking the time to help the students and staff establish its new, upgraded gardens, in addition to supplying the school with new gardening supplies.
Thanks also to the school's Wollongong Environment Network (WEN) Contact, teacher, Jasmina Cox, for organising the Bunnings visit, and to Mrs Dalli for sharing her love of gardening with the SEALS Committee.