The students at St Michael's Mittagong have had a bumper crop from their veggie pods which is a new eco initiative for the school community. Emily from Year 4 reports...
This Year, St Michael's students are growing vegetables in their brand new Veggie Pods outside the Year 3 and Year 4 classrooms. The nice thing about the Veggie Pods is they have a net on top to stop the birds eating the vegetables.
There are eight pods in total and each class was given their very own section. Pod 1 has Year 1's rhubarb, Pod 2 has Year 2's lettuces, Pod 3 has Year 3's cucumbers, Pod 4 has Year 4's carrots, Pod 5 has Year 5's beetroot and Pod 6 has Year 6's beans. Pod 7 and 8 are being looked after by the Yr 6 Environmental Group and they are growing radishes and strawberries.
Year Four has been measuring the veggies growth rates and we were surprised by how quickly they've grown. We think it might be all the lovely rain we have been getting. The Year 6 Environmental group picked and sold the radishes to the school community.