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Holy Cross Helensburgh

School garden

Holy Cross Helensburgh has achieved an impressive horticultural setup: a vegetable garden known as ‘The Patch’, an orchard, their Yalunga Garden (a peaceful native garden space) and their latest venture – bush tucker plants now also growing in The Patch.

The garden project was started after a gumtree fell on the school’s original, smaller vegetable patch a few years ago. We successfully applied for a NSW Government Eco Schools Grant in 2016, and the students decided to use the funds to create a garden the whole school could benefit from – installing 12 raised garden beds, an orchard and the food gardens that they enjoy today.