Following straight on from the International Permaculture Day, we hosted a fundraiser last weekend for students from Ravenswood School for Girls and Knox Grammar who will be going to Cambodia with Mates Abroad in July. The 10 senior school students planted, mulches and watered 120 native trees to provide privacy, bird habitat and a windbreak on our east & north boundaries at the farm.
Whether it was the steps involved in planting trees or weeding and mulching, we were reminded that not everyone knows how to do these things and that it’s important to pass basic skills on to our young adults.
It was a great team building weekend as they got to know each other, work together, eat and laugh together in a new rural setting. The highlight, though, was probably the fantastic bonfire on the Saturday night and the magnificent starry night!
They did a great job but it can’t have been all hard work as they’d like to do it again in a year’s time!