Parkview Public School is reaching the final stages of establishing a Wiradjuri Garden at the Cherry Avenue end of the school. When completed, the area will serve many purposes including the beautification of the area, the creation of an exploration space for children to engage in creative play and also as a valuable education tool linked to native Wiradjuri plants and their traditional uses. Many of these plants will have edible leaves, fruits and berries.
The students are very excited by the space already with its winding paths and new plantings. All children have had the opportunity to contribute to the regeneration of the area, planting trees, shrubs and plants and mulching the newly established flora. There will also be further additions to the project in the near future.
Ms Merilyn Blakeman who began the project with her vision said she is thrilled with how the garden is progressing and the engagement of students in its development. "Thanks must go to Mr William Ingram for his involvement in the initial planning phase and to qualified hortuculturalist and community member Ms Jo Roberts for her skill, dedication and enthusiasm and her ability to engage all the students in its creation".