Planting lessons for East Hamersley students on Arbor Day

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STUDENTS from East Hamersley Primary School, Glendale Primary School and Warwick Senior High School got their hands dirty planting at Hamersley Habitat Community Garden at their Arbor Day.

Garden co-ordinator Donelle Wilson said more than 200 students from three local schools were taught water-wise principles in soil improvement and the planting of natives.

“They also participated in the planting of fruit trees, herbs, grapes and berries and the younger students planted our winter vegetables,” she said.

“The previous year, students attended and constructed a frog bog and dry creek bed while this year they continued to create the natural frog environment.

“It was wonderful to see our local schools and community come together at Hamersley Habitat Community Garden and have a hands-on experience in the garden learning from each other.”

Representatives from three levels of government – Stirling councillor Andrew Guilfoyle, Stirling MHR Michael Keenan and Balcatta MLA Chris Hatton – attended the event.