October 22, 2017

Vegemite Snail Trap

Vegemite Snail Trap

SNAILS and SLUGS – How to control them with kid-friendly products! 

Gardening can often seem like a constant battle between snails and the gardener, but here is a terrific blog written by Jade and Amy from Growing Green Thumbs.   They are 2 very enthusiastic school mums who spend their days volunteering at their children’s primary school in Bonbeach, Melbourne.   They share their gardening enthusiasm with parents, students and our wider community, learning along the way as they grow fruit, vegetables and flowers whilst making it fun to play outdoors in a sustainable environment. [Read more…]

Cabbage Moths – How to keep them away from the vegie patch

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Adult Cabbage Moth

Cabbage Moths were accidentally introduced into Australia during the 1930’s.  Since then, the Cabbage Moth caterpillars have been merrily munching their way through vegie patches across much of the country.

In this blog, we’ll explain some kid friendly ways to remove and control them in your patch. [Read more…]

Gardening and Sustainability Curriculum Resources

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Bad News for Teachers:            There are less than 3 weeks before kids go back to school!

Good News for Teachers:        Sustainability “How to Guides” and full lesson plans are available on the Landcare Australia website.

Good News for Parents:          The How to Guides are a wonderful resource that can be used in your home garden or natural environment as well. We loved the natural pesticide recipe!

Based on the 2015 Australian Curriculum, the lesson plans include engaging and easy-to-understand teaching and learning sequences.  The lessons plans and How to Guides cover a range of gardening and nature based activities and have been to assist Primary School teachers across Australia. [Read more…]

Remember to Mulch

Children mulching the garden

Mulching is important as it helps stabilise your gardens soil temperatures in the root zone…and that means happy plants! With Australia’s hot summers, mulching means that your plants won’t struggle when it comes to surviving in rough conditions. The best time to mulch is right after the soil has warmed up and you are ready to start planting. [Read more…]