Coledale Public School

Quality Teaching & Learning in a Caring Environment

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Our Kitchen Garden

Come visit our new website of our Kitchen Garden, Sow What is Growing at Coledale PS:


All students participating in this organic garden program will learn:

  • How important plants are to all food production, and how agricultural practices affect the environment.
  • Basic botany through lessons and observations of plant growth in simple experiments, and how plants reproduce.
  • How soil life forms affect the health of plants.
  • Practical applications for mathematics in measuring planting distances, dividing beds for broadcasting seed, weighing seed and produce.
  • About beneficial insects and fauna, and respect for nature.
  • The benefics of biodiversity.
  • How to manage natural resourses.
  • How to work as part of a team.
  • Responsibility in caring for living things.
  • A sense of pride in being able to produce their own food.
  • Management of our organic waste eg. composting and caring for our worm farms.

The program also expands students' vocabulary through a glossary of gardening words.  Students improve their communication skills through keeping a diary of the progress of their garden and records of crop retation, as well as writing a summary of what they liked best about the program.

The course is very involved and we hope that the children who have been selected will have a passion for the garden and then be able to share their skills and knowledge with other students.  Ultimately, our garden will be managed by all students. 

Our students enjoying the Living Classroom experience.