Free Plants For Schools Program 2012



Free Plants For Schools 2012 has had a wonderful response from the schooling community right across the Sunshine Coast.  We were delighted to hear from schools as far away as Maleny and Federal who were conducting student planting days for National Tree Day, or simply beautifying their grounds with local native plants.  Bushtucker gardens seem to be very popular, with a lot of requests for native plants with edible parts.  What a great way to engage students with real-life survival skills! Many of the groundsmen who contacted us were just happy to have some greenery to plant that would be low maintenance and stay within the ideal 2-3m height shrub size.

In all, 21 schools (including one kindergarten) came and collected plants over the months of July and August, with a total of 1880 local native plants distributed across the Sunshine Coast.  Thank you to all those who came to collect their plants with smiles on their faces!  Stay tuned with us, as we are planning on doing another giveaway next year.  If you hear of any schools or kindergartens that missed out this time around who might be interested in the future, please let them know.

Brightwater State School, Bruce Duffy

Buderim Mountain State School, Pam Van deer Kooy

Coolum High School, Di Seels (L)

Coolum State School, Grant Stockton

Eumundi State School, Rob Gray

Coolum beach Christian College, Vivienne Simitzis

Federal State School, Hamish Robb

Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim, Eunice Wallis

Maleny State School, Sarsha Anthony

Maleny State School students hard at work

Kin Kin Primary School, Michelle Smith

Mapelton Primary, Dr Jen Clarke (principal) & Anne Ellrott

Nambour Community Kindergarten James St, Bev Secomb

Nambour State School, Des Gribbin (R) & Jake Hazzard (L)

Noosa District High School, Brad Ensbey

Noosaville State School getting ready to plant their tube stock

Peregian Beach College, Simon Kotzur

St Andrews Anglican College Peregian Springs, Mark Dragan (L) James Millar (R)

Sunshine Beach State School, Di Seels

Sunshine Coast Grammar, Chris Smith

Tewantin State School, Brian Bushby (L) & Tony Waterhouse (R)

Woombye State School, Christy Giles & Chris Giles

Brightwater State School students getting a demonstration

Brightwater State School students planting

Brightwater State School grounds getting a make over