THE City of Vincent is set to become greener with five schools and community groups receiving grants through local government environmental grants.
North Perth Primary School, Mt Hawthorn Primary School, Aranmore Catholic Primary School, Transition Town Mt Hawthorn and Norwood Neighbourhood Association were successful applicants for funding for an environmental project.
North Perth Primary School received two grants, one to help transform a neglected corner of the school called the Secret Garden.
The other grant will be used to assist in the annual olive oil production and recycling awareness campaign, which involves recycling unwanted olives by turning them into bottled olive oil, which will involve the school P&C committee, students and their families.
Mt Hawthorn Primary School will make improvements at Margaret’s Kindergarten, transforming lawn into nature-play zones and native water wise plantings.
Aranmore Catholic Primary School will be bale to upgrade its vegetable garden, which will include seating for visitors that will also be used during educational learning within the space.
Transition Town Mt Hawthorn will use the grant to establish at least five Little Free Seed and book libraries which are a public, weatherproof box that anyone can stop by and share books and seeds.
The project aims to reduce the use of resources and production of waste within the City through the re-use and recycling of books and materials used to make the libraries.
Norwood Neighbourhood Association will develop and implement garden workshops, an edible flowers garden and educational garden signage.
The workshops will enable community members to learn about gardening in inner urban spaces, management of household waste and the connection between gardening, healthy eating and sustainable inner urban environmental practice.