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STAPS Community Garden

Where pollinators, plants and people come together!

Plants: Edible, medicinal, bush tucker, native, indigenous, pollinator attracting.

Indigenous plants are well adapted to the soils, topography and climate of our local area – they are drought tolerant which means we save water. Indigenous species also help to maintain the ecological balance of our local ecosystem. 

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies and Insects including; beetles, wasps, ants and flies are all pollinators.

Habitat: For wildlife including; birds, lizards, mammals and insects.


The different areas

  • Veggie & Herb garden with water wise wicking beds: We use the veggies we grow in our cooking classes, we save seeds for next season or to swap in our community food share stand

  • Worm farm & compost: We recycle all our food scraps to make compost and fertiliser for our garden beds

  • Insect hotel: To attract beneficial insects to the gardens

  • STAPS community food share: A place where anyone in the community can leave excess produce, seeds and plants to share with others

  • Fruit orchard & food forest: We grow many different fruit trees and underneath we have a forest of edible, medicinal and pollinator friendly plants

  • Sensory gardens: A place for kids to explore and play with their senses 

  • Frog bog: A thriving habitat for our local frogs, making use of rainwater run-off

  • Native food area 

  • Native fibre area 

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St Andrews Primary School

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