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Dig It!  It’s news from our ESS environment!  (T1, W6)
At last, we have rain for the garden!  One of the swales behind the Year 6 building has been cleared and now we can see how well the native trees planted there are growing. These trees are endemic to the Eumundi area.  The boundary grass at the bottom of this slope has also grown very thick and so it is doing its job helping to control the soil erosion.  The roots keep the soil together at the top of the bank.
In the enviro gardens the corn is growing up high and the Lebanese cucumbers are climbing the fence, with the scarecrow looking after them. There are basil, sage, strawberry, parsley mint and silver beet seedlings ready to plant. Classes involved in Enviro days are using pumpkins from the garden and eggs from the chooks to cook muffins with Ms Amber Vanner. Students have also been busy making recycled paper and shade houses out of bamboo and banana leaves.  These will keep the sun off the baby lettuce and bok choy plants until it cools down a bit. Mr Gemmell has more chickens which have been donated by some parents.
Students in Year 2O have been learning what to put in their paper recycling bin (not used tissues!) and what kind of fruit can be recycled for the compost (not orange skins!). Year 1HS have been looking after the gardens in front of their classroom and the flowers look bright and cheerful. Prep M have also been busy weeding their vegetable gardens. The leopard trees are flowering and giving some wonderful shade.  I hope we get some more rain to keep the gardens looking good and producing lots of food and flowers. Let me know of any news for Dig It!
 Latika K, Dig It Reporter, 6S.