Miranda Public School receives a garden grant to make ground greener

The grounds of Miranda Public School will be greener in time for spring.

The school received a $1000 Growing Good Garden grant from Life Education and Yates.

It was one of 15 schools and community groups across the nation to be given the grant, which aims to inspire the next generation of budding gardeners to get outside, get their hands dirty and make healthier choices.

Miranda Public School’s ‘vibrant veggie zone’ was chosen ahead of 747 entries for its design, which aims to foster healthy nutrition, physical activity, environmental learning and positive relationships among students and the community. 

“School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts,” relieving principal Narelle Chaplin said.