I've done it again! Written an entire post and just never hit 'publish'. Well I'm gonna hit that little green button now on account of this weekends events tying in so nicely.
I'll set the scene. It's October 2013.....
Hellooooo!! Remember me? Well the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity and change in my little life. I have joined the workforce in a relief non-permanent but money paying scenario which I am looooving. I have learnt how to crochet - Yay! I have grown accustom to the mountains of laundry that have become the landscape of our home and I have spent a lot of the last few months at my girls school helping out here and there and sometimes just hangin around the joint because I just like the place so much. One of the big draw cards that has me hangin' about has been the resurrection of the schools vegetable patch. One of the mum's at our school proposed this project that not only had the children growing food but had them creating weekly recycled art projects throughout the new patch. A brilliant inspiring lady I tell you. One of those people you just want to be around to see what she is comes up with and just hope that some of that creativity sticks to you. I have posted a few photos of the progress of this project on facebook but i thought it deserved a full post because it has really become so much more than a garden.
The vegetable patch once existed in a quiet corner of the school whose only visitors were the schools gardener and the weeds. Our valiant gardner fought hard but the weeds won. After a weekend busy bee the beds were moved to a high traffic area and the Garden Club was born.
The children flock once a week to turn hub caps into sunflowers, yogurt containers into toadstools and jeans into 'potpants'. They have planted seeds, maintained the garden and when the first crop was ready they harvested and pigged out of fresh veg. The whole school was treated to freshly baked wedges at lunch after the second crop was harvested. It just makes your heart smile doesn't it?
Now the garden has been ticking along nicely. Our schools bins of recycled goodness just keep on growing and this awesome possum mum just went, Hey, now let's fill the entire undercover area with creatures! So she and a whole bunch of kids did.
These are just few of the creatures that now crawl all over our schools assembly area. Each one of these artworks has been created from a students drawing that has been enlarged and 'colored in' with bits and pieces. Aren't they just amazing!?!
Now how is this related to this weekends events Perth folk? Well that clever lady is part of the Fringe Festival this weekend and will be running workshops turning recycled plastic bits into a colorful garden of awesomeness at Crafternoons. Don't miss it!