Buxton Primary School

Garden 3

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2206 Maroondah Hwy, Buxton

Buxton Primary School Vegie patch

The first part of the vegie garden was established in 2005, utilising the ‘bush building’ skills of students, parents and teachers. A no-dig garden bed was established using newspapers, straw, manure and compost.
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In 2007, with support from the Gould League, we added another section when we created garden beds for a multicultural garden featuring edible plants from Asia.
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Fruit trees, including apples, pears and cherries were planted in 2010. The long awaited chook shed project became a reality in 2011.
A bush tucker garden was established in 2012.
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Students are actively involved in the planning, care and maintenance of the gardens and chooks. Activities in the garden are integrated into the literacy, maths, science and arts programs. Kitchen garden cooking utilises produce from the gardens and the chooks. Creative pieces crafted at After School Art sessions have also been incorporated in the gardens.
Produce Stall, BBQ and Sausage Sizzle from 10.30 - 1.30

The gardeners of the future. Meet the enthusiastic students who will be delighted to show you around.

Saturday 18th March there will be a Bee Keeping Demonstration by Doug the Bee master at Buxton Primary School. Session times 11.30am and 2pm

  • Bee Keeping Demonstration

"Good for the garden, good for you. A golden bounty"
Learn about bee society, bee communication, bee products and a history of keeping these amazing creatures.

Find out what you need to keep bees in your back yard.
Remember, about 80% of all pollination of fruits and vegetables is done by insects. More than a third by bees. 

But there is nothing more magical than tasting your own first harvest of rich golden honey.

Come along for one of two sessions on Saturday 18th March at either 11.30am or 2.00pm at the Buxton Primary school to get indoctrinated and enthused about these marvellous creatures.