A huge thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Yates Junior Landcare Grants for Gardens program. We were super impressed by the awesome ideas and it was a difficult job selecting recipients.
Thanks to Yates, we were able to fund ten extra projects, so 3,000 students in 25 schools across seven states will soon be donning their gardening gloves and getting stuck into creating their dream gardens.
The funded projects include a number of Indigenous Plant and Cultural projects, including at Yorketown Area School in South Australia, and Gundagi Public School in New South Wales. Sensory spaces and gardens are also a popular choice, with Mannum Community College in South Australia creating a ‘Sensory Wellbeing Garden’, which will be part of an outdoor learning complex. Glengarry Primary School in Western Australia will create an ‘Upcycled Sensory Wonderland’ to include climbing areas, drums, and a sensory pathway around the garden to provide a unique and interactive learning area.