Green Patch heads to the Royal Easter Show

Green Patch heads to the Royal Easter Show

Despite a very wet start to the year, Kindergarten to Year 6 have continued to grow and tend their late summer and autumn vegetables in the Green Patch.

Junior School is abuzz as we gather up our produce to enter the Primary Schools section of the Royal Easter Show. This week has seen many moments of great delight as the boys unearthed their sweet potatoes, dug up their carrots, snipped off their pumpkins, crunched on celery sticks and picked their little beans.

The entry box has been themed around our crop rotation system that plants vegetables into six family groups. This sustainable practice reduces pest and disease attack, assists in building and maintaining healthy soil, and balances out the nutrient requirements.

The photos show some of the ripened produce as we began harvesting. Our box will be judged on Friday 8th April. If you make it to the Show look out for our Crop Rotation Box in the Flower and Garden Pavilion.

Melinda Bargwanna | Specialist Environmental Educator

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