Caring for last year's plants, a round of new plants in the ground, a special tree called 'Leaf' and an all-round enjoyable day. 24 Carrot Gardens, UTAS Landcare Society and the kids from Goodwood Primary School got stuck in the dirt to weed, plant and learn a little.
Image: Getting in the dirt! © Rueben Parker-Greer
The incredible kids from Goodwood Primary have spent time weeding and maintaining last year's plants, removing the guards, and putting some new plants in the ground.
Image: UTAS Landcare Society © Evie Drinnan
Rueben Parker-Greer from 24 Carrot Gardens
thanks the Landcare crew and was "Super pleased with all the work we got done. It looks like the weather just held out long enough for us to get the work done, phew!"
Image: Learning about Leaf © Rueben Parker-Greer
The students really enjoyed getting their hands dirty, and also gave a talk under the leaves of a pre-colonial eucalypt in the school grounds, named (by the students) Leaf.
Adam from Glenorchy City Council came and talked about the historical, ecological and emotional significance of Leaf.
"A very big thank you to Adam for popping in to chat with the kids about Leaf. I really appreciate the background research and look forward to more great conversations as we look to find some formal recognition and educational opportunities around this amazing tree." said Rueben.
Images © Evie Drinnan
A job well done and a lovely day had. Well done UTAS Landcare Society, 24 Carrot Gardens, thanks Glenorchy City Council and thanks to the Australian Government Communities Environment Program for last year's plants.