Crystal Creek school builds garden
CRYSTAL Creek Public School has a new green take on life.
The school yesterday launched its sustainable garden project with a chicken pen, compost bin, vegetable patch and a water tank.
Principal Brad Davis said the garden had been almost a year in the making.
“The children were just so excited; they've been looking forward to it for a while,” Mr Davis said.
“They planted the first vegetables yesterday. We're going to be using them in the tuckshop, and the kids will be cooking with them in class.”
Mr Davis said students had been caring for the chickens since they were a day old as class pets.
The garden was made possible thanks to donations including $1170 from Coles Murwillumbah, $4000 from the Teachers Credit Union and $2000 from the school's P&C.;
Bill and Elaine Davis from Chinderah Village Caravan Park donated and helped build the chicken pen.
Nursery family the Magills donated plants and nursery equipment.
Mr Davis said future plans include an outdoor classroom and a bush tucker garden.