Wednesday, May 4, 2011

EnviroGroup - Vege Garden Relocation

EnviroGroup Action Plan
Vege Garden Relocation Suggestions

Purpose behind the idea: 
To make the vege gardens more accessible for the children of the school. 

Recommendation to the Board: 
The position outside the library is the best option as it has many pros and very few cons to weigh them out.

Option 1: Beside library next to worm farm
Thinking behind it: It is well looked after and is in an accessible location for the juniors and seniors.

  • accessible to junior and senior classes
  • well looked after 
  • perfect growing conditions
  • shade 
  • noticeable 
  • within school playing boundaries
  • water is accessible (just needs hose connector for the water collector)
  • protected by the library from any strong winds that blow in the lat e afternoon

  • Frequently used by parents/ caregivers of the school to shade from the sun
  • foot traffic that comes through going to the junior block (vulnerability)
  • children play by the library running around the area
  • attraction of bees and other insects that some may be allergic to 

Option 2: Above junior paved playing area
Thinking behind it: it is well accessible and is frequently used by the juniors.

  • frequently used by the juniors and seniors for getting to and fro from the playground

  • balls fly from every direction as kids play soccer around that area
  • a lot of foot traffic comes that way because of the playground and paved playing area for the juniors

Option 3: Next to rebound wall (senior paved play area)
Thinking behind it: great sun

  • sun 
  • shade
  • perfect for growing things 
  • little foot traffic passes through

  • no water is access able unless you carry it from Rm6 drinking fountain 
  • balls come from every direction possible 
  • not very access able for the juniors

Ideas for Implementation:
We put a notice in the newsletter asking for volunteers from the school community to help with the moving of beds and asking kids who wish to join the Enviro-Group to come along and help.

1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora from Corçà!

    It's been quite a long time since we last comment on your blog. We're having quite a lot of work preparing our end of the course festival. (It's the 22nd of June).

    We are so happy to know that you also have a vegetable garden. We've got a special blog to follow the daily news in our garden. It's a pitty that it's in Catalan but if you like you can look at the pictures. It's spring here, so there are lots of veggies growing now: tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, strawberries, green beans, lettuce...

    That's the address
    (hort is vegetable garden in Catalan).
    Can we find somewhere photos of yours?