Planting seeds for Sustainability

Students at Cape Naturaliste College have put sustainability on the agenda once again by setting up three vegetable Wicking Beds to reduce water usage with funding from local water provider, Busselton Water.

Over the last 2 years, Cape Naturaliste College has implemented sustainability practices throughout the school including a worm farm, compost bins, a Waste Warrior Committee and a whole school food scrap collection. The project aligns with the state curriculum within Home Economics, make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future.

Busselton Water Board Chair, Helen Shervington said that Cape Naturaliste College has set an outstanding example of sustainability and waterwise gardening within the community.

“It’s wonderful to contribute to a local senior school in a way that encourages waterwise and sustainable practises with participation across all year levels and cross curriculum activities,” added Ms Shervington.

Home Economics Teacher at Cape Naturaliste College, Tannis Brannan said educating students in sustainable living and waterwise practices, whilst also gaining practical skills is a valuable life lesson.

“The students enjoyed getting outside, getting their hands dirty and setting up the wicking beds. With the aim of following through with our sustainable practise’s students are active in utilising our worm farm and compost bin to grow their own vegetables and seeing food flow from ‘garden to plate’,” Ms Brennan said.

Cape Naturaliste College is one of eight recipients of Busselton Water’s 2021 Community Partnership Program.

For more information on Busselton Water’s Community Partnership Program, visit Community Partnership.