College girls caring and sharing

Students enjoying the Living Garden at Matthew Flinders. 135041_01

MATTHEW Flinders Girls Secondary College, located in the heart of Geelong, aspires to the practices of earth-care, people-care and fair share.
Long recognised as an innovative, supportive, inclusive and affordable learning environment, the college is about to launch an exciting new project.
The Living Garden, being developed on an under-utilised concrete tennis court on the school grounds, is aimed at further strengthening the links between the school and the wider community.
Students, local businesses and residents will be encouraged to have plots in the garden, which will be wheel chair accessible and open outside of school hours.
The garden will be a place to grow, gather, share and reflect. Produce from the garden grown by students at the college will be shared with people in the City of Greater Geelong who would benefit most from fresh organic produce.
College principal, Michelle Crofts says the school hopes the Living Garden will be the space for many community events including music events, food swaps and a farmers’ market.
The Living Garden will be officially launched by Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia on Saturday February 28 from 10am to 2pm.
Ms Crofts thanked the garden’s generous sponsors, City of Greater Geelong, Fagg’s Mitre 10, Geelong Organic Gardeners, Edible Landscapes, the Sustainable Living Festival and Future Proofing Geelong.
For more information about the Living Garden or to make a donation, contact the college on 4243 0500.