Gardening & Composting Posts

Community Gardens of Central NSW

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.” Anne Raver, garden writer for the New York Times. Over the past few months the team at Centroc have been […]

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An Ode to Alan – inspiring our young

To teach – to learn – to eat – to care In part eight of her “Know Food” series, regional foodie Kim Currie remembers a very special childhood teacher who sowed the seeds of her love of gardening, food and agriculture in her young mind. I remember his first name, but not his last. And for […]

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From Little Things

“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand” Chinese Proverb At Canowindra Preschool, children are involved in learning about sustainability as part of their everyday preschool experience. Whether it’s by recycling their lunch food scraps in the preschool worm farm or playing with the two preschool chickens […]

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Canowindra Community Garden

Like Willy Wonka opening the gates to his mysterious chocolate factory, passionate organic gardener and host of the popular SBS series Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa Georgiadis, officially opened the gates (made from recycled bicycles by local teacher Mark Edwards) to the new Canowindra Community Garden last Thursday 27th October. “This archway represents everything about community […]

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Veges in Tractor Tyres

Hi my name is Jenny and I have been setting up my vegetable garden in tractor tyres.  My backyard is quite big and in order to keep my veges in manageable gardens, I decided to use some old tractor tyres that I’ve found. In my tractor tyre garden beds I am letting coriander and lettuces […]

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A tree for every child at Borenore Public School

The students of Borenore Public School know that their teaching Principal, Ruth Harris, loves trees! For the last 15 years a tree has been planted for every child at the school and there’s even been one planted for Ms Harris herself – a Canadian Sugar Maple, planted 15 years ago when Ms Harris returned from […]

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