Harvesting from our Garden
Turning our Tomatoes in to Pickle
We loved eating our tomatoes fresh, but when the frosts came, we knew we had to harvest them and clear the garden for more plants. Ms Hortin's Mum and Dad agreed to turn our tomatoes in to pickle. They did a fantastic job. We sold our pickle for $5 a jar, making $100 altogether. We are going to buy some gardening tools, gardening books, harvesting baskets and seeds with the money. We thought it would be a good job to buy second hand when we can.
How do we care for our environment at Allenton School?
We harvest our own rain water!
Mr Bennett installed this rain water barrel for us. It collects rain water off the roof and even has two taps so we can fill up our buckets quickly when we are watering our vegetable garden.
- Paper Recycling
We all have green recycling bins in our classrooms. We put cardboard and paper in these. We make sure that we have used paper on both sides before we recycle it. We had a spot check to see that we were using our recycling bins correctly, and Room 2, 7 and 15 got to plant some special native plants that had come from "Paper from Trees" because they had sorted their recycling so well. Ka pai to those classes for being careful about what they put in their recycling bin. Here is a picture of some Room 2 students with the plants they get to plant.