Beeston Street Stories #3: Wildlife taster and project update

New Farm State School Beeston Street Garden Project North Slope
Wildlife – what can we expect in our new garden?

We’re really looking to bolster our local wildlife here at the new Beeston Street project by planting Indigenous species that support our native animals. We expect that over time possums (definitely possums!), microbats, butterflies, ladybirds and lizards will make the garden their home, or regular feeding place.

We’ve also planned for two native bee hotels – these hives will be partly funded by the Woolworths Junior Landcare grant but also available for part-funding by our parents and community on our (coming soon!) Beeston Street fundraising page. One of the final stages of our new garden space will see a pond installed. We expect this will attract lots of native frogs and we’ll purchase a few Indigenous fish to live here, too. Again, this area is partly funded by our Landcare grant but we’ll also be offering parents the chance to sponsor the pond – get in quick!

And a note on how the project is advancing …

The P&C garden group is looking to raise about $3,500 for the Beeston Street project and have a superstar volunteer Megan on board. Megan is creating a fabulous fundraising ‘shopping’ page, which we will advertise throughout Term 3. This will provide our parents, students and wider community with plenty of opportunity to contribute financially, or with their time.  Honeywell is attached to project as site project managers, we have requested an extension to our Federal Government grant, and Sun and Soil will be engaged to undertake the project. Our Gardens Group coordinator Julie is busy fine tuning how our community can volunteer, and come together and contribute alongside any Covid restrictions and with our time imperative for completion of the project. 

Interested in knowing more?

You’ve just read part 3 of our Beeston Street stories. We’ll be keeping you up to date throughout the project, so bookmark our Garden Club page for regular updates. We’ll also publish any new stories in our regular P&C newsletters. Feel free to reach out to Julie with any queries or offers of support on

Next time: We launch our donations and sponsorship page – we can’t wait to get you involved in this new space.

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