Follow the sustainable journey of our small school, Croydon West Primary School. We believe in providing learning opportunities through which our students can connect with nature, investigate environmental issues and develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for our planet.
We began our Bush Tucker garden some time ago and I use it regularly in my Sustainable Futures Lessons. We have lost some plants and have had massive growth from others.
Students know that they must not eat from this garden without permission as they don't have the indigenous knowledge about how they need to be prepared. We did however enjoy a little taste of the fruit from the Australian Finger Lime from the garden this week. It has a unique fresh and tangy taste which explodes in your mouth. We are hanging out for another to grow on this healthy looking bush.
This 8 cm fruit contained hundreds of tangy little juicy balls...which look like caviar!
Another surprise recently was finding fruit on our Davidson's Plum which is also an indigenous food plant. This plant grows its fruit on the trunk of the tree. The fruit was not very sweet with a very sour taste. We are looking forward to our next harvest to explore its uses.
I am a teacher at Ainslie Parklands Primary School, formerly Croydon West Primary School and teach Art. I hope you enjoy looking at our school gardens and how we use them. Feel free to leave a comment (click on the number!) or make some suggestions!
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