New Indigenous Garden Space Takes Root

Located on the land of the Boonwurrung people, Mount Eliza Secondary College put their 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant towards creating real and lasting connections with local First Nations people. They did so through the collaborative building of a native kitchen garden and indigenous garden resting place. Their project also sought to increase the biodiversity of local species in the college gardens by producing pollen and seeds to help keep the increasingly threatened local species gene pool alive.

Binoculars and Bottle Caps Art Showcase Local Biodiversity

Albion Primary School’s ‘Bird watching, Nest Box Monitoring and Biodiversity Mural’ project set about growing awareness among students and parents alike about the importance of biodiversity and sustainability.

Building on the school community’s involvement in bird watching and monitoring over the past three years, Albion Primary School put their 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant towards purchasing each class a set of binoculars to allow even more students to monitor birds in the school’s grounds. All 200 students now have access to binoculars, which they are able to use during their weekly Sustainability classes.

Supporting Local Threatened Species

With the support of Woolworths Junior Landcare grant funding, students at East Kenwick Primary School in Western Australia have worked together to construct, install and monitor six nesting boxes for local threatened species within the school grounds.

Building a Yarning Circle

Students from Milkwood Steiner School in the Northern Territory have constructed a Yarning Circle. The school are proud recipients of a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, and this support has helped them to build a gathering space for students and community to learn from Indigenous Elders about Traditional Knowledge and landcare practices on Larrakia Country.

A Friendly Frog Habitat

With the support of the 2023 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, students from Altona College enhanced their surrounding environment by creating a sustainable frog-friendly habitat. After a year of heavy rainfall, the students observed increased frog activity within the vegetation surrounding the school’s pond. The project aimed to create a more suitable habitat to attract and support local frog populations, contributing to biodiversity and controlling the mosquito population.