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.
This is my new house. My Grandfather Charlie is very happy for his new house.
My family is so proud of their new garden. Everyone is stopping to say hello and look at our garden.
Everyone is making new gardens at their new houses and taking home seeds from school. Galiwin’ku loves gardens!
By Willy and Scotty
I Love my new home and family.
My home is clean.
On the weekend I go shopping for new things for my home like a Tv and a fridge.
My new home feels strong and safe.
This morning we were watching news about Galiwin’ku.
Now the Galiwin’ku people have new houses and its good time Galiwinku people.
They have new shop its nice with me because i didn’t see before, its the first time I see that new shop. And people feeling happy now because the cyclone went away from Galiwin’kThe Birrk Birrk people have made new bed and they working in teams.
Me and Gerad we went to the garden then we went to the shed and collecting the shovel and we went to doing woodchips at the boring deck area.
Then we went to the classroom. We were working hard and it was fun because we were working together.
by Walter and Gerad.
In week 5 in term 2 we started designing the garden, but I thought it was so hard and kids couldn’t make the new garden.
But now it is week 5 in term 3 and it is looking beautiful! We have been getting new garden tools and we have been moving woodchips and putting them near the deck.
The chickens are feeling good and happy too! I like the chickens and I like to feed them. They are very friendly.
By Walter and Samson
The emergency helpers are taking down the tents.
The people who were staying in the tents went to their new houses and they have new furniture and washing machines in their houses. They have new kitchens and kitchen things and they have new toilets too!
Me and my little family went to the new houses to have a look. They have 3 bed rooms and they are really flash.
The cyclone went to Milingimbi too and it went down to the Maningrida. But now everything is finally getting fixed up and the community is very happy for that. Now we can have the oval back for football and water the very dead grass too.
By Vanessa Dhurrkay