We have a problem in our new garden. We do not have the right soil. The soil is dry, light brown, sandy and has no worms. Our pumpkins are little and not growing fast.
We want it to be full of worms, black, wet and full of life. So we looked on the internet and found out about lasagne gardening. This is when you keep putting layers on the garden like a lasagne. We made a poster to share with everyone.
Firstly, you put cardboard on the dirt to block the weeds.
Next you put leaves, paper and other garden scraps.
Then you put food scraps like black bananas, lettuce leaves and old cabbage and tomatoes.
After that, you put compost or manure.
Then you repeat the leaves, food scraps and compost layers. Finally, you put mulch on the top and wait for it all to break down.
When we were making our lasagne gardens, we found lots of good soil in the drain. It got trapped by the roots of the tamarind tree and all the leaves and things had been breaking down and making good soil. We dug it out with a shovel and put in our lasagne gardens because it is free!
We had a good time making our lasagne gardens and we were a happy team.
By Lily, Martha and Summer.
We saved the bananas from the old garden because it all got burnt. Nobody was looking after that garden when Wendy was gone.
But now, Wendy is back and gardens are back! We plant the bananas at the new front garden in a circle. We give them water everyday and seasol and now they are green and growing new leaves.
The new garden makes us feel excited and proud. When we work in the garden the little kids come and help us too. We already know about gardening from year 5 all the way through so we are going to learn new things.
When the garden is growing we will ask Richard to build a chicken’s house and get some chickens back to school.
By Shane Mutujangal and Johnson Mayawuku
This is Liam Garawirrtja. He loves Superheroes.
He comes to school everyday with Shane. He is good at writing and drawing.
He is a nice boy and he is friendly.
By Williams 4