Kids harvest a garden award
STUDENTS at Tweed Valley College are giving the green thumbs up after winning a local school gardening competition.
The Murwillumbah campus won Best School Garden Project category on Wednesday as part of Tweed Shire Council's annual school garden competition.
The garden was judged on student participation, sustainability, cost effectiveness, appear- ance and originality.
Students from the school's pre-kindergarten program to Year 6 all participate in the gardening program known as the Giving Garden.
“We put whatever we've picked that day out the front of the school with an honesty box,” garden co-ordinator Jodi Humphries said.
“People are encouraged to take it if they don't have enough for groceries that week and just leave a donation if they can.
It has been running for two years and is about to undergo an expansion.
Judges Brad Moore from council's Recreation Services Unit with Bunnings Tweed Heads South employees Josh McIntosh and Mike Toby were impressed with the school.
“This project was fantastic with a high level of student involvement,” Mr Toby said.
They spent three days touring the gardens of 22 pre-schools, primary and high schools which entered the competition.