Grant plants project seeds

Students Paige Nannup, Byron Sherwood, Tyrell Nannup and Jess Wiltshire. Picture: Matt Jelonek d425444
Students Paige Nannup, Byron Sherwood, Tyrell Nannup and Jess Wiltshire. Picture: Matt Jelonek d425444

The grant will go towards enhancing and protecting the bushland corridors at the Santa Barbara Parade entrance to the Quinns Beach Primary community garden.

‘The design and concept has been influenced by the Nyungar Aboriginal people and is based on permaculture principles,’ learning support co-ordinator Kelly Johnson said.

‘Several of our parents have been involved in clearing the land of scrub and weeds and the Year 6 and 7 students are planting the seedlings.’

Mrs Johnson said the school ran a market garden stall every Thursday morning, selling eggs laid by the school chickens and produce from the garden, worm farm and various plants.

She said they had received tools donated by Bunnings in Clarkson, and were looking for more donations of children’s gumboots so students could use the chook pen without getting their school shoes dirty.