Each Friday, students can be found tending their veggies across a series of new garden beds made possible through grant funding from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program,.
Three students – Annabelle Ritchie, Nell Sheridan and Charlie Muller – recently took the time to share how their gardening project was coming along.
Annabelle said the grant was awarded at the start of the year and students were excited to work with the school’s Parents & Citizens (P&C) committee to get the project underway.
“Then COVID-19 hit and we had to go into home learning. The mission was postponed!” she said.
The return to school in May put the project back on track and Nell said people were even donating plants for the garden beds.
“Every Friday we water and weed our garden beds,” said Nell. “We were lucky to have had some rain on our seedlings which helped them grow.
“We planted some broccoletti, lettuce, celery, carrots and kale seedlings,” explained Charlie. “When we harvest our vegetables, they will be ready to sell to our parents and grandparents and we will be able to buy more seedlings with the money.”
The next round of applications for the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program close on 31 October 2020. Visit more information.
December 2, 2020
Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour
Horse riders with a disability will enjoy a better riding experience at Seymour’s Kings Park, thanks to a new tow-and-collect machine purchased by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Seymour with support from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
December 2, 2020
Inland Rail project exceeds targets for sustainable practices
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) exceeded its sustainability targets on the first completed section of the railway project between Parkes and Narromine with the redeployment of more than 98% of the existing steel rail track and recycling nearly 47,000 timber sleepers.