Wairakei Estate Planting Day 2017

For the second year, our Year 6 students had the opportunity to join with Wairakei Estate on Broadlands Road in a propagation project.

This means transferring small plants into larger pots so that they can eventually be planted throughout Wairakei Estate. This planting prevents erosion of the soil and invites bird life into the area.

Some plants we worked with were manuka, cabbage trees, and matipo. We also joined forces with some residents from St John’s Wood and Wharerangi and we had a nice time talking with them. We worked so fast and John and Karin from Wairakei Estate said they would be happy to have us back again next year. We are so thankful for the donation of $2000 that the school will receive for this project. It was a pleasure to visit your picturesque environment.

Here's a video of us at work.

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Putting the gardening gloves to good use

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Hard at work

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We had to do it just right so the plants will grow

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We enjoyed the messiness of the job

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A bit of heavy lifting involved

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Freya makes herself useful

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