School garden program gets green tick of approval

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St Mary’s College is honoured to have been selected as a successful recipient of the Keep Australia Beautiful – Tasmania Sustainable Schools Award 2022.

The grant will be used to expand our Junior School ‘bush tucker’ garden, which is growing edible Australian native plants in recycled and repurposed garden beds.

We have also recently added a number of food cubes to the site – self-watering modular wicking beds made from recycled plastic that will help us maximise plant growth while minimising our water usage.

This innovative technology also maximises growing space, which is important for an inner-city school like St Mary’s!

We’re looking forward to treating our school community to a range of delicious homegrown treats, come harvest time.


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St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.