East Hamersley and Glendale PS students get hands dirty on Arbor Day

Helper Pat Winner (Hamersley) with Blake Feghaly. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d483501
Helper Pat Winner (Hamersley) with Blake Feghaly. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d483501

SCHOOL students got their hands dirty in Hamersley for an annual Arbor Day event.

Hamersley Habitat Community Garden hosted students from East Hamersley and Glendale primary schools in Hamersley, and Warwick Senior High School last week.

Charleigh Jackson with helper Melissa O’Neill.

Garden volunteers taught them about different native plants, vegetables, flowers, organic practices, soil conditions and amending Perth’s sandy soils.

Logan Sawyer and volunteer Kerry Egan (Warwick).

Co-ordinator Donelle Wilson said a Friends of Warwick Bushland representative also attended to educate students about local indigenous plants.

Asha Symons.

“It was a wonderful morning with people of all ages coming together to enjoy and learn about nurturing and sustaining a healthy environment and to have a bit of fun in an outdoor classroom,” she said.

Helpers Gary Thomas and Peter Flanigan with Warwick Senior High School Year 7 students Mystiq Walley, Charoli Vagana and Bao Hua.

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