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SMC Green Fingers All Geared Up After Lockdown!

Over the last two weeks, keen and green fingers have been busy working in the Butterfly Garden and the Vegetable Gardens to restore the valuable natural resources the College has on site.

During lockdown, these areas became overgrown with weeds. The Butterfly Garden aims to replenish the decreasing number of pollinators, especially butterflies who play an important role in our daily life as they help bring food to our tables.

The school also features a few vegetable and herb gardens that need to be maintained to produce good crops. We would like to thank all the enthusiastic students who are taking part in the restoration work and an additional thank you goes to Kings Plant Barn, Botany who kindly donated trees, soil and bark.

To extend the on-site restoration to the local community, Year 7 and 8 students are all set to join the primary school in a collaborative project with the Auckland City Council that aims to plant native trees along the Otara Creek. This work was initiated in 2019.

Students, families and the local community are also welcome to earn their green fingers by taking part in the restoration work along the Otara Creek on 20th June from 10am. Volunteers can bring their own shovels and gloves. Trees and tools will be provided, with parking available on the grass area in front of the school, bear to the primary school.

See you all there!

Let’s all make a stand to show that WE ALL CARE ABOUT OUR WHENUA and let us BE PROUD TO all be KAITIAKI of Mother Earth!