At the Tropical Garden Spectacular, I was talking on the radio to Lisa Pellegrino on ABC local. She was a kind and friendly lady. I was a bit shy for talking on the radio.
But later I was getting more brave and meeting lots of people. This is me with Emily. She likes to cuddle the panda and I was feeding it my watermelon scraps. Later we went to the bamboo place and I saw a soup spoon. It is really cool making things out of bamboo. I was blowing a whistle made of bamboo. I hope I can learn to make some things with bamboo on Sunday.
We saw lots of really cool puppets like this chicken that Samson is walking on the ground.
We also saw signs under the trees just like the ones we were putting at our trees on Elcho!
I saw plants in the pipes and a vegetable garden made out of a recycled kitchen. We loved looking at the barramundis being fed because they were fast!
It was raining a little bit in the day and lots at night-time so all the plants will be green and happy.
Day 1 at the Festival was amazing. I think Day 2 will be even more exciting!
By Rico Malmalka
I was playing on my trampoline yesterday, but I went to school today.
Today I went to school to learn.
We learnt about Yolngu medicine in my classroom.
I like going to my new school.
Yesterday at the Mulch Pit Garden, we were happy to see lots of plants that we also grow in our school garden and at our house.
We saw eggplants, loofah, chillies, pawpaws, pumpkins, sweet leaf, lemongrass, beans, pineapple, sweet potatoes and basil and lots more!
We were talking to the ladies that grow vegetables there because they cant grow them at their house and they like to work together with other people from the community. We also learnt about different kinds of spinach and we ate some pretty flowers.
We also saw lots of art like mosaics. And we loved the ways they made shade out of recycled things like the washing lines.
I love the decorated trees because it makes me feel great and we did that to our trees too after the cyclones.
Thankyou to the Mulch Pit workers for letting us see you beautiful garden.
Right now it is nice and cool and we cant wait to go to the markets and to the festival!
Today 3 boys, me and Wendy went to Darwin for meeting new people to help us with the new garden at our school.
We said goodbye to our families at the airport, they were feeling excited for us.
When we got to Darwin, we went to the Mulch Pit Community Garden at Nightcliff Church. The garden looks good. We met some of the gardeners and Costa Georgiadis. We saw lots of chickens in that garden.We were learning from Costa about new competition garden at the Festival tomorrow. Costa is a good happy man. We were happy about meeting Costa because he is funny, he said he rubs compost soil into his beard everyday!
After that, we buy lots of things and food at Casuarina shopping centre. We buy some DVDs for watching at night time. Then we go to food shop then we buy food for us kids and coffee for Wendy. We ate dinner at Casuarina. We are so happy to be in Darwin. We were so happy to see swimming pool at our hotel and Costa’s new garden.
And now we are so tired, but we dont want to go to sleep because we are too excited!
By Sylvia Gemiyala Garawirrtja
Yesterday me and my class went to the hop hip crew then danced with them.
My favourite bit was joining in and learning new stuff about dancing. Afro Boy was teaching the boys and he did some Yolngu hip hop. We think he is a bit crazy and fun!
On Friday, there is a concert at the basketball court. I will be dancing and my family will come and see me.
On Tuesday, the hop hip crew were danceing in the middle of the basketball and the one hairyguy was doing flips then we want to the garden and the hairyguy is from brazil by
Today I see a kids doing dancing with the hip hop crew. The Sheppy kids have good skills at dancing because they always dance at the basketball court. I am too shy for dancing but this week I am joining in because the hip hop crew make me feel brave and they teach us to have no shame!
Yesterday kids were dancing on the basketball court. t
The kids were brave when the kids dancing with the hiphop crew.
I was feeling proud of myself and my friends baceuse we looked great when danced together.
on yesterday ellemor kids was danceing with hip hop people. the kids was happy to danceing with Afro girl. lot’s of kds danceing with hip hop. the kids was haveing are fun with afro boy and girl. then secondary kids came to dance. then ellemor kids came back to calss room. By Kellie
Today we went to get some bush medicine at Dhambala road with Ewen and the Yalu ladies.
Some ladies were collecting bardarr and mudiri and mundjutj leaves.
It was fun because we went on a morning trip and I like learning outside.
Then we went back to school and the ladies cooked the leaves so we will drink to make us healthy.