The South Eastern Times : June 19th 2014
4 NEWS ORGANIC PRINCIPLES: St Anthony’s students Luke Janssen and Jacob Lang check the progress of their vegetables in the newly developed organic garden under the guidance of Julian Rebellato. Pictures: RAQUEL MUSTILLO Winter Safety. CATALOGUE OUT NOW! MT GAMBIER 92 COMMERCIAL ST WEST PH. 8724 9111 Bucks for Bush Funding Expressions of Interest Open June 2nd to July 4th, 2014 Landholders in the mid and lower South East can access funding for: • Fencing and management of existing native vegetation blocks • Linking existing vegetation through planting nearby windbreaks/corridors • Fencing existing and planting new paddock trees (where appropriate) A competitive process, grants of up to $20,000 are available for 18 month projects beginning spring 2014. Full details and forms can be found at www.senrm.sa.gov.au or by contacting Cathy Ashby on (08) 8735 1236 or email@example.com Ends 29/6 Food knowledge grows Garden project sows seeds for healthy lifestyles ST ANTHONY’S Catholic Primary School students have been getting their hands dirty in the name of healthy living at the school’s newly developed sustainable garden. Upper primary students are growing fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs according to organic principles with the harvested produce to be used in the school’s kitchen as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The program aims to intro- duce healthy food education and environmental benefi ts to students. Kitchen garden coordinator Julian Rebellato said the school was proud to be involved in the program. “Our program is providing students with knowledge about how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, organic, seasonal food which is contributing to their physical and social well being,” he said. “The program isn’t only about students planting seedlings, but also identifying SOWING HEALTHY SEEDS: Year 7 students Melita Thwaites and Lexi Oliver prepare the soil for sowing as part of the school’s new garden program. different types of vegetables and plants and learning how to care and cultivate for their crops. “Students are learning and understanding what we plant now will eventually feed us in time.” Year 7 student Lexi Oliver looks forward to harvesting the crop later this year. “I think the program is really good because you watch your food grow from seeds,” she said. “Being in the garden is good because you have the chance to get involved with the planting and the watering of the plants and you learn how to do it properly. “Fresh food is much more healthier than takeaway and tastes a lot better too.” Student Luke Janssen enjoys the range of produce available through the program. “It’s something new and it’s fun to learn about plants,” he said. “It’s cool to see them start off as seeds and then grow to as big as they are now. “We’ve got silverbeet, pars- ley, chives and lettuce, but I’m most excited about pulling out a giant carrot.” The school’s kitchen is cur- rently being developed to be used for cooking the upcoming harvest. “We’re looking to build relationships with local businesses and volunteers to assist in the delivery of the program,” Mr Rebellato said. “Any donations of cookware, utensils or old appliances to the program would be much appreciated.” Donations can be made by contacting Mr Rebellato on 8733 3479. MID-WEEK RACE DAY THURSDAY 19 JUNE 2014 Penola Racecourse (Transferred from Mount Gambier) Gates open 11am | FREE ENTRY Full TAB, bar and catering facilities For more information phone Jim May on 0412 995 789 or visit www.theracessa.com.au E N T 4 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 4365430 649756 F R E Y E R F O R AL L !
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