Have you noticed our Little Patch kitchen garden transforming from a summer patch of tomatoes and berries to a winter crop of cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower? These are just some of the changes in our edible garden space, just outside the tuckshop.
We’ve recently installed a new blackboard which we regularly to update to let you know all the yummy produce currently growing in our garden. Shout out to New Farm alumnus Nathan Evans who built and installed the blackboard – a great new way of letting you know what is going on in the garden!
One other change you may have noticed is the white netting, placed over our garden beds every evening, and removed each morning. We have an intruder! A lucky ibis was sticking its long beak into our worm rich soil at night-time, and we’re hoping to divert their attention elsewhere. If you’d like to give a hand with this daily task, pop by and chat with Julie as she removes the nets of a morning before school, or of an afternoon when she covers the gardens back up.
Little Patch has been planned to grow a wide range of edibles (we currently supply the tuckshop with herbs), and our aim is have a few things to sell to our school community – we’re thinking herbed butter, herbal teas or even some worm tea as food for your own garden. Have any ideas? Stop us in the garden one morning and let us know.
We open Little Patch most school mornings from 8.15am for you and your children to explore. As a school gardening group, our aim is to include our families and community to work with us, to tend the garden, create signage, or heft in some soil. Always feel welcome to reach out to Julie, email@example.com , if you’d like to help out or are interested in knowing more.