5 DAYS LEFT – PARTICIPATE IN THE LANDCARE WELLBEING SURVEY
What does your experience with Junior Landcare and Landcare mean to you? How has volunteering in local Landcare activities helped enrich your life and your community? We want to know…and we want to hear from you. Landcare Australia has partnered with KPMG Australia to understand the benefits of getting involved with a Landcare group, other community groups and with Landcare activities. We’d love you to take 10 minutes to complete the survey and contribute to the national research project. The results from this study will be made publically available. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and remains open until 11.59pm AEST Tuesday 26 May, 2020.
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PATCH TO PLATE VEGGIE GARDEN REVIVAL
Annangrove Public School’s veggie patch was flagging and the school wanted to turn the garden into a vehicle for encouraging biodiversity and waste reduction, as well as for modelling sustainable food production practices. A Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant allowed students to implement most aspects of their Patch to Plate revival project, including a composter, worm farm and companion planting to increase the sustainable production of food for use by students and the wider community.
WORLD BEE DAY AND GETTING THE BUZZ ON BEES
Buzz buzz…it was World Bee Day this week. Junior Landcare has created a learning activity called “Getting the buzz on bees and other beneficial insects”, you can get involved and watch Costa in action with our Junior Landcarers as they explore what plants bring bees into our gardens.
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CELEBRATING OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY
Get the children in your life celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day with a visit to the Junior Landcare Learning Centre. You’ll find easy-to-follow education activities, aligned to school curriculum—learn about biodiversity, food production, waste management and more. Woolworths is helping bring outdoor classrooms into schools across Australia with its support of the Junior Landcare Learning Centre and the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program.
CREATING A WORM FARM
Food and gardening scraps thrown into household bins becomes landfill. When food waste breaks down in landfill, it emits greenhouse gases including methane gas which traps heat in our atmosphere. Diverting this organic waste from landfill and into a worm farm or composting system is great for your garden and for our planet. Worms can turn garden waste into rich fertilizer.
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JUNIOR LANDCARE’S EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER NEWS
As children return to their places of daily learning, regular outdoor experiences will help regulate their emotional and mental health. These experiences will also support them to feel connected to place and empower them to take action in their own backyards, schools and communities. READ MORE
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