Food gardens for our children

WaterUps® Schools & ELCs


“Involving students in food gardens is a rewarding and educational experience with academic, social and environmental benefits.” Sustainable Schools NSW


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Why should we have a garden bed or veggie patch at our school?

Creating and maintaining gardens helps students to develop knowledge and skills for sustainable living, and for studying how we can meet human needs while preserving the environment for future generations. Practical activities in garden design, planting and harvesting, can be linked to a range of curriculum areas including science, arts, literacy, and numeracy.” NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage

Sustainable Schools – Food Gardens

Sustainable Schools New South Wales is an initiative being managed by the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE). It provides a curriculum focused resource hub for environmental education. The website contains a range of teaching resources including grant information – The NSW Sustainable Schools Program

WaterUps® as proud members of the AAEE are keen to support this initiative

For further information please contact us at

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Learn about wicking beds in the classroom

As part of an initiative to promote interest in the building of their school vegetable garden using wicking beds, the Geography Department at St Luke’s Grammar School on Sydney’s Northern Beaches have made mini wicking beds out of plastic milk containers.

Watch their video on how to make a milk container wicking pot

WaterUps® is now working with the school to design and build some external vegetable garden beds.

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Apply for a Grant for your School Garden

The Eco Schools grants program funds environmental management projects that promote learning opportunities for students, teachers and the community.

The Eco Schools grants program and similar grant programs are announced during the year. We will update this section to identify school grants as we’re made aware of them.

 For information on additional funding alternatives please contact us at

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