Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas ... just add tomatoes!



As the school year winds down, the festive season goes into full swing and without realising it a different sort of treadmill takes over … for a wonderful reflection on “The Gift of Time” go into the City of Sydney and pause for a while as you view the Christmas Light Show at St Mary’s Cathedral … it is interesting to observe that the little girl in red, ends up in a beautiful garden, to show adults a simple and easy way to de-stress! As students at St Bernadette’s know, the garden is the place to be, anytime of the year ... and don't forget to add some tasty Cherry Tomatoes to the Christmas Table!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

"Petunias - pretty as a picture!"



This week the garden was as “pretty as a picture” adorned by petunias, which were donations for the Fete! The Parsley seeds were saved for replanting, a juicy cherry Tomato picked and quickly devoured and for Early Stage One, it was time to check on the progress of their Radish seeds! 











Saturday, September 30, 2017

Food 4Thought!



Gardening activities ..."How do we break this branch?" and the use of products from a garden, allows students to use many thought-processing skills! These may include: *Problem solving, *Decision making, *Conversing and *Creating … which means that students are encouraged to *Cooperate, *Discuss, *Label, *Question, and *Concentrate!








Saturday, September 2, 2017

"There is a time for planting and a time for pulling up!"


 
The students gravitated towards the garden to remember ‘JULIAN’, their classmate and friend! They found comfort in renewing a garden bed and planting it out with Snow Peas! The sound of water flowing and the rake swishing the fallen dead leaves along the path, was a symbol of cleansing, growth and new life! Rest in Peace, Julian … you will always be remembered at our school!






 




Saturday, August 26, 2017

Herb Bread!



    Herb Bread







 


       Ingredients:
  •  A sprinkle of Mixed Herbs 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Parsley - chopped … from school garden
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Chives - chopped
  • Butter – (salt reduced)
  • Cracked Pepper for seasoning
  • Crusty Sour Dough - thinly sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves - crushed 
           Method:
    1. Combine the garlic, parsley, chives and butter
    2. Toast the bread
    3. Spread with mixture
    4. Season with pepper and mixed herbs

    Essentials:
    1. Bowl/spoon
    2. Toaster
    3. Knives ... for cutting and spreading
    4. Garlic crusher
    5. Chopping board