Holy Name Primary School’s Edible Miniature Orchard
Holy Name Primary School offers a before & after school program for students of currently enrolled families. At present, the facility where this program runs opens onto a barren grass area. We wish to revamp this area into an orchard, planting miniature fruit trees. The modern worm farm “compostas” would be used to provide nutrients for the trees, and be a vessel for herbs to be grown in.
The major costs associated with the project are
The major costs are: Materials to build the raised garden bed - $600, Irrigation - $70, Soil - $400, Manure - $50, mulch - $100, 3x’Composta’ - $300, Worms - $30, 5xDwarf Trees - $400, Herbs - $50.
The $1,000 grant will be used
The $1000 grant will be used to purchase building materials to construct a new raised garden bed, soil, mulch and the purchase suitable dwarf fruit trees to plant in the area.
How they raise the rest of the funding
The Garden Club, with assistance from both staff and parents, will seek to raise money from student led lunchtime activities such as cake & lolly stands, hot chocolate sales and a nominated percentage of takings from their own stand at the school fete.