- Teaching children about their favourite fruits and vegetables and the local biodiversity
- Hands on learning experience exploring issues around planting, sustainability and human impact
- Increasing environmental awareness
- Improvement of environmental attitudes
- Encouragement of a healthy diet
- Increasing physical activity
The school benefits from locally grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables for healthy, environment friendly school lunches.
Local School Garden example:
The Balgowlah Heights Public School Eco Garden
Balgowlah Heights Public School Eco Garden has been set up to teach children about growing seasonal fruits and vegetables, from cultivation and preparation to planting, harvesting and maintenance. Students from Kindergarten through to year 6 gain hands on sustainability and healthy eating education through their new eco garden.
The garden was funded by the Manly Council, Coles, Junior Landcare, The Green Room and Bunnings.