Waste Wise gardens

Waste Wise gardens enable schools to complete the organic recycling loop

Schools from Esperance to Kununurra are setting up Waste Wise gardens as terrific outdoor classrooms for students. Students benefit from planning, building and planting their own food garden, in a myriad of ways! They are able to use the food waste they create to make compost and worm castings to feed their plants, closing the loop on organic recycling.

Often schools set up a student 'Green team' and buddy systems to share the tasks in their waste management and gardening program. Students learn from their peers and are empowered with leadership opportunities. They gain social and environmental skills and knowledge for life.

Forrestfield Primary School students demonstrate the 'no dig' garden technique to visiting teachers.

See our Waste Wise Edible School Garden Planning and Maintenance Guide and vegetable patch fact sheet for tips on gardening and contact us for the Waste Wise garden poster.