Green idea sprouts at Ocean Road Primary School

Ocean Road Primary School has a newly established bush tucker garden, which is being put to good use by students.

The school's idea for the project was compiled internally but making the sustainable scheme a reality required financial assistance.

Ocean Road Primary School was successful with an application for a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, much to the delight of all involved.

The funding allocation enabled the school to purchase four raised garden beds and a range of edible bush tucker plants, getting the project off the ground.

Some Ocean Road year 5 and 6 students planted the edible bush tucker and have been admiring their wares since.

Some of the tucker includes Boobialla, WA Samphire, also known as sea asparagus, muntries, karkalla and bush cherry, also known as lilly pilly.

The bush tucker garden will provide the opportunity to consolidate students' learning about Australia's native flora and Indigenous culture through exposure to traditional foods used by Noongar people.

Students will be able to experience how the fruit and leaves of the plants were traditionally used for foods and medicine by Aboriginal people.

Ocean Road Primary School is one of 538 primary schools and early learning centres throughout Australia that received a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant to help grow our next generation of environmental champions.

The grants are being funded with money made from the sale of the Woolworths recyclable Bag for Good, which was launched in 2018 when the supermarket stopped using single-use plastic bags.