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Key WaterUps® School & ELC Projects
Bondi Public School, Bondi NSW
In early 2019 WaterUps® was approached by Bondi Public, a Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden school, to help solve a watering problem with their garden beds. This led to the school installing 35 WaterUps® Oasis steel beds over the following year.
St Luke's Grammar School, Freshwater NSW
In October 2020 WaterUps® helped St Luke’s refit a large existing garden bed on the roof area of the school with WaterUps® and to build a new timber wicking bed.
Urbenville Public School, Urbenville NSW
In late 2019 WaterUps® was asked by Urbenville Public School to assist them to revamp the vegetable garden at this northern NSW school. Water had always been a challenge for this small community and the WaterUps® wicking beds allowed them to provide fresh produce at the canteen.
Smalls Road School, Ryde NSW
In August 2020 we helped install our wicking beds at the school. The beds were planted with a range of bee attracting ornamentals, rather than vegetables. The beds are part of a Sydney pollinator highway promoted by B & B Highway, the brainchild of a not for profit organisation, Planting Seeds.
Mosman Public, Mosman NSW
In October 2020 WaterUps® were retro-fitted to round and oval-shaped corrugated steel beds. This was done by JV Landscapes to create an efficient array of wicking beds for the school.
Broderick Gillawarna School, Revesby NSW
In June 2020 we assisted with the installation of a number of our Oasis steel wicking bed at Broderick Gillawarna, a special education school for students with disabilities.
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This month we have been lucky enough to have a guest contributor. Fiona de Souza has been responsible for the kitchen garden at Bondi Public school. We thought that the Bondi Public case study would be of interest to other schools, and maybe help them with the building of their own school gardens.
Over the past year, we have been working on developing our own design for a range of steel raised wicking beds. We have taken the feedback we have received from customers and incorporated those...
WaterUps® will be adding a new square wicking planter for balcony gardening in November after completing tool trial.
WaterUps® has launched its new wicking bed pipe system. The new pipes ensure perfect placement for optimal wicking action.
It’s time to think about what to do with your WaterUps® wicking bed now that spring has ‘sprung’. There are tips for preparing your wicking bed and some suggestions for what to plant in your bed.
Angus Stewart provides some tips about growing vegetables in a wicking bed.
A recent collaboration with PlantingSeeds’ B & B Highway has resulted in a new application of our wicking beds in pollinator gardens. The B & B Highway – which stands for ‘Bed and Breakfasts for Bees, Birds and Biodiversity’ – is creating pollinator passageways across Sydney.
Angus explains how he tackles some of the challenges of in-ground gardening by using a raised wicking bed. He provides useful information for home gardeners and community gardens. He shows how to install a WaterUps® corro bed kit.