St Paul’s Lutheran Child Care Centre in Townsville QLD is a centrally managed service which believes in the strength of working together as a team, with shared goals and aspirations, just like a family! They focus on providing a high quality Long Day Care and Kindergarten Program to children through a safe, nurturing and happy environment. They strive to encourage the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and cognitive developmental building blocks that support children with a foundation for successful learning in a natural environment.
They joined The Backyard Collective movement in December 2016 by purchasing The Original series of 7 boxes – Resource Recycling, Worm Farming, Composting, Guinea Pigs, Chickens, Water Recycling and Organic Gardening. They also had Professional Development at their centre which consisted of an ‘unboxing’ component to help the educators understand what is in the boxes and how to get the best out of the boxes, an overview of what sustainability is as well as assisting the centre to create direction and purpose by developing sustainability projects. The centre loved our boxes so much that they purchased The Original series of 7 boxes again in June 2017, and have also pre-ordered our Native Stingless Bees box.
We checked in with Director Kerry Strickland and 2IC Renee Adamson how they were going…. On Tuesday 22nd of August they had a harvest day, which commenced by the educators talking about all the vegetables they have grown in their organic gardens and then allowing picking them if they were ripe and ready. The children did an amazing job helping! Wednesday 23rd of August the centre had a whole centre cook out, where they got to enjoy their centre grown vegetables.
The garden beds at the centre
Organic vegetables are growing…
All the ripe vegetables picked ready for the centre cook out
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