Posted by Ruth Bode / 10:56 PM /
I have just returned from a local Transition Town meeting tonight after being invited to attend. The aim of the Transition Town Maroondah organisation is to raise awareness of sustainable living and build local ecological resilience in the near future. Enthusiastic groups all over the world are working towards making a difference in making our planet healthier.
The speaker tonight was Dr Andrew Monk who spoke about organic farming in Australia and the role of BFA (Biological Farmers of Australia). It was great to hear him speak about the BFA Organic School Gardens Program in which we are a Leader School. We are using lesson and resource material from BFA to educate our students about the advantages of organic gardening, applying what we have learnt to our school gardens. We are also reflecting back some of our ideas in order to help refine the lessons for other schools.
It is interesting how we constantly make new connections with others who have the same passion about caring for our planet in the way we make choices in our lives. I am confident that our young students are moving in the right direction confidently beginning to influence others. It's great to think that they are being supported by groups such as BFA and Transition Towns.
In Transition Video
This video tells some of the philosophy behind Transition Towns and how the movement came about. It is well worth watching to learn about why we need to change our ideas on how we use oil.
I love the comment about not waiting for everyone else to fix things but just getting on with things ourselves.....
Posted by Ruth Bode / 9:21 PM /
How excited we were the other day to discover that fairies have moved into our garden.....
The appearance of tiny little fairy doors has enchanted our students who enjoy playing and decorating the tiny gardens of our resident fairies. Teeny, tiny fairy letters have been written to our students, who have responded with letters and drawings telling the fairies to stay. This has been a great opportunity for us to discuss what habitats are and the part we can play to keep them healthy.
A new little fairy size letterbox has been installed allowing a magical exchange between the fairies and our students.
Students have created some gorgeous art works about their ideas of what fairy folk look like. (images to follow).
Searching for clues......
Magnifying glasses were needed for tiny clues....
...and then we found a teeny tiny leather satchell.....
...but what was inside??
A little letter to our students asking if they can stay in our garden!
"Of course!" said the kids.
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