After school potting up – First Session 14 March 2018
For the Otatara school PRIDE award one of the clauses is to pot up 10 native seedlings and maintain them until they are ready to be used in a restoration project. I was approached by a year 6 student, which resulted in the Southland Community Nursery offering an “after school volunteer time” to replicate what we do on a normal volunteer Friday morning – which of course will easily meet the requirements of this award.
We had 9 Otatara school students attend our first session, where we potted up native cabbage tree seedlings, and processed cabbage tree and flax seeds (as to pot up seedlings you have to grow them first from seeds!). It was great to see the students engaged in learning how the community nursery operates and for them to take responsibility for what they are doing during this volunteer time. I am looking forward to our next session.
Posted on: 18 March 2018