In the garden Wendy’s class was cutting palm trees there were looking for termites. It was so fun for all the class.
In our garden we have pumpkin, watermelon, bananas and tomatoes.
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.
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
These boys from our Tigers class have been helping us with feeding the chickens and looking after them. We have been teaching them how to look after chickens and do that job. The boys are Merril and Elijah and helping us are Israel, Johnson and Simon.
Simon says “I like working with the chickens and getting eggs and getting treats from Wendy. We get the keys from Tony and go to the garden. Garden is beautiful we got lots of rain so it is green. Goodbye.”
Johnson says ” We been getting the eggs. Sometimes in the box and sometimes we got to look under the bushes. We got to clean the chicken house with shovel and put the poo in the compost. We want to get more chickens for more eggs.”
Israel says “Looking after chooks is fun. I like going out of class and doing jobs. We are Tigers class and we got respect for the garden. Wendy take us down there when we are in Year 6. We want more jobs around school like cutting grass, plant bananas, and spread the chicken poo around the school to make plants grow. Thats all.”
Today, I went to the garden to put soil in pot and also some kids were pulling weeds.
We were looking at the chickens and waiting for some eggs. They make the good soil for the garden and the bananas grow big.
Everyday, 5 kids from Josh’s class go to Wendy’s class and we help the little kids with blogging, writing stories, reading, maths games and learning new words.
But today, we did gardening! We went today because it has been raining a lot and the soil is wet so the weeds are easy to pull out.
We filled up the pots so that kids can take new plants home. We got the black soil from the chook house because its good soil and full of worms.
Next time, we will plant sunflowers, bananas and mulberries in the pots.
It was lovely to work with the little kids, everyone was working together as a team and the weather was nice and cool.
By Scotty and Serina