St Mary’s Envirowarriors get to work

Spreading mulch to grow food is part of their curriculum.

Spreading mulch to grow food is part of their curriculum.

WE LOVE BARK: St Mary’s Catholic School Envirowarriors Dakota Isaac, Jack McCormack and Alexander Holmes get stuck into the new bark mulch dropped off by Eastland Port to go around their school’s fruit trees. Picture supplied

ST Mary’s Catholic School Envirowarriors will spread bark mulch around the base of the trees to keep the moisture in, control soil temperature and stop weeds growing. The school’s eight-tree burgeoning fruit grove is based on developing skills and knowledge of horticulture.

“We’ll eat the fruit and give the rest to people who don’t have anything to eat,” says budding orchardist Dakota (11).

A previous four loads of bark have been used for native garden pathways, a butterfly garden, and the school’s riverside project to improve Taruheru River’s health.

ST Mary’s Catholic School Envirowarriors will spread bark mulch around the base of the trees to keep the moisture in, control soil temperature and stop weeds growing. The school’s eight-tree burgeoning fruit grove is based on developing skills and knowledge of horticulture.

“We’ll eat the fruit and give the rest to people who don’t have anything to eat,” says budding orchardist Dakota (11).

A previous four loads of bark have been used for native garden pathways, a butterfly garden, and the school’s riverside project to improve Taruheru River’s health.

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