Developing Biodiversity Classroom at Pembroke Primary School, Mooroolbak
Mooroolbark, VIC

Location:
Mooroolbark, VIC
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Departs from:
120 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne 3003 Victoria
ph:+613 9326 8250
Departure time:
8am

Developing Biodiversity Classrooms is Conservation Volunteers Australia's current schools program. With Boral’s support, we are able to assist school communities to educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future of their environment.

Pembroke Primary School in Mooroolbark is a small, tight knit community of 125 students, with half of them coming from multicultural and refugee backgrounds. Many of the parents of these students also come from farming backgrounds bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills, however few have formal qualifications. By partnering with Box Hill Institute to offer a Certificate II in Horticulture, the school would like to create a new community garden on the periphery of the school property so the garden can be used for the parents to gain a formal qualification in their area of expertise. While the project has been designed with and for the Pembroke Primary School family, the garden will be open for all to enjoy, work in and apply themselves to gaining a Certificate II in Horticulture.

The focus of this project includes: 

- Removal of weeds and preparation of soil to give indigenous plants the best chance of survival.
- Pruning existing native bushes to improve health and appearance of plants.
- Planting and watering of tube stock for reasons listed in question above.
- Mulching plants to protect them over summer.

If you wish to meet us at the school, please contact the Melbourne office after you make a booking. 

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the West Melbourne office on +613 9326 8250 or email melbourne@cva.org.au