About the workshop

Native Planting is the follow-on experience from our Knowledge Sharing Workshop. Earth Story coordinates and guides participants through the planting of locally indigenous plants in schools and the community. This creates ecosystems that are best suited to the soil and climatic conditions of a particular area.

What participants will learn

When these locally indigenous plants and native insects, reptiles, birds and animals move into the restored or developed areas, the healthiest ecosystems are then allowed to thrive. 

These ecosystems require the least amount of maintenance and create the healthiest environments for native plants and animals to survive. In this way, they are also the healthiest environments for humans.

Locally indigenous plants are generally provided by local council community nurseries free of charge. Children or community members are guided through the planting process and, where possible, are encouraged to do all the planting and initial maintenance (like watering) themselves.

As well as physically planting the plants, knowledge is shared with the children and community about the edible and medicinal qualities of the plants. Additionally, knowledge is shared about how plants fit within an ecosystem, their seasonal growth patterns, and how First Nations People might have interacted with them.

© Photo by Betina Kellermann

Curriculum outcomes

Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
STe-3LW-ST
explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things
STe-6ES-S
identifies how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect humans and other living things
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GEe-1
identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST1-4LW-S
describes observable features of living things and their environments
ST1-5LW-T
identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products
ST1-10ES-S
recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE1-1
describes features of places and the connections people have with places
GE1-2
identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things
ST2-5LW-T
describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter
ST2-10ES-S
investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE2-1
examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2
describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3
examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
History NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE2-1
examines features and characteristics of places and environments
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
ST3-4LW-S
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
ST3-5LW-T
explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition
ST3-10ES-S
explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface
History NSW Curriculum Outcomes
HT3-4
describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA
shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE4-3
explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change
GE4-5
discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
Science NSW Curriculum Outcomes
SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA
shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
Geography NSW Curriculum Outcomes
GE5-3
analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE5-5
assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

Costs

Department of Education School: From $135.00 for a 1-hour workshop, for maximum 30 students. This includes the selection, ordering and picking-up of plants, and site preparation.

Non-department of Education School: From $165.00 for a 1-hour workshop, for maximum 30 students. This includes the selection, ordering and picking-up of plants, and site preparation.

Work Method Statement and Certificate of Currency available upon request.

Please get in touch with Greg to discuss your needs and receive a quotation