In the living tunnel at Rainbow Beach State School, Mark, Chappy Ronnie, Bailey and Aiden are amazed how the gourd grew over the school holidays! You can tour the kitchen garden and sample a Devonshire tea at an open day this month.
As the paper is delivered, judges will be announcing who has won the school garden competition.
The Gympie Garden Expo was held on the May long weekend, and the judges visited our school garden last ANZAC Day.
The Kitchen Garden team and students at Rainbow Beach State School have been working hard creating above ground ‘no dig’ gardens, and planting out the existing raised garden beds with peas, beans, okra, capsicum, tomatoes, silver beet and carrots.
The warm temperatures and recent rain have meant that the seedlings are growing at a great rate and will be ready for harvest this term.
Make sure that you check out the Gympie Regional Produce Autumn newsletter (www.gympieregionalproduce.com.au/gympie-gold-news) featuring an article on local chef, Simon Vicic and his signature dish, Schezuan barbecued kangaroo fillet infused with lemon myrtle and native pepper with candied rosella and sweet onion jam, with rosellas sourced from the school’s kitchen garden.
Donations (including your unwanted wheelbarrows) and volunteers are very welcome!