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Creating a School Garden Area – what the JHC Y.E.S have been up to – Term 3 2020

September 18 and it was still raining (after days of wet), the grounds were sodden, showing the true nature of the nursery’s kahikatea swamp forest! Dodging horizontal rain showers, sheltering in the bush and getting wet and dirty the Y.E.S collected self-sown harakeke to be given a new home back at the junior campus. This start to establishing a pā harakeke at the campus is another garden project following the squad’s success building and planting new edible/vegetable garden boxes on site. While at the Southland Community Nursery we also learnt a bit about flax, looking at the seeds and what critters live in this plant.

The Y.E.S team have spent all term 3 being inspired – by an earlier visit to the Southland Community Nursery (see 7 August 2020 story), participating in a planting along the Waihopai River, visiting Sister Judith Robinson’s and the Riverton community food forests, and surveying their own campus.

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