The collection of items ready to be sold at the Margaret River Primary School Kitchen Garden stall at the upcoming Margaret River Agricultural Show is so large, some items have been delegated to a raffle.
“The generosity of their donations is actually quite overwhelming – fruit trees, garden pots, solar lights, indoor plant hangers, kids’ packs, books and homewares just to name a few,” school garden project specialist Terri Sharpe said.
She said the importance of the kitchen garden project extended to far beyond the childrens’ school hours.
“Funded by community donation, the program teaches children about growing their own healthy fruit and veggies in the garden,” she said.
This year has seen students construct climbing frames, collect ‘worm wee’, design labels, develop a frog habitat and begin the propagation of edible water plants. A dozen of the students will also be on hand during the show to educate people about the kitchen garden project.
“I would like to specifically mention our local business supporters – Margaret River Pet and Produce, Everyday Potted Plants, Lazarus Horticulture and Landscaping, Made by Lucy, Bunnings Margaret River, Pre Loved Goods, Aspenz, Kenyon Trading, Tim the Tool Man Maintenance, Lime Beach Reloved, South West Organic Seedlings, Lloyds, Leuca Creek Waterlilies and of course our long-time supporters Home Hardware Margaret River,” Ms Sharpe said. The stall will be open for the duration of the show on October 13 and 14.