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Do you enjoy spending time outdoors in the garden and in nature?
Do you want your children to learn and to play in the Dully school grounds?
Do you value pockets of urban habitat in our community

Join with us. We are parents and teachers, who love the magical patch of nature at Dulwich Hill Public School. The Dully Grounds encompass all the nature spaces within the school; the ground covers, shrubs and canopy layers, the frog pond, indigenous garden, Cadigal market, fruit trees and edible gardens, the playgrounds, rocks, logs and hideaways, many of which have been planted or created by past and present students and families. These spaces are integral to school life as a place for learning, playing and community gatherings as well as forming part of the urban wildlife corridor,  the GreenWay and supporting local biodiversity.

The Dully grounds have been established over many years through the dedication and commitment of teachers, general assistants, parents and students creating an engaging and stimulating environment for students (including the edible garden, the Goanna-Wirraga trail, frog pond, adopt-a-patch areas, sports oval etc). These spaces provide structured learning opportunities (through the edible garden curriculum), formal and informal play and an important connection to nature.

To ensure the sustainability of the Dully Grounds, we created a vision for 2020 with a set of goals for 2015-20 and a yearly action plan for 2017-18. Download Dully Grounds vision document (PDF 2.8 MB)

Dully-Grounds-2020-vision-document

View image gallery of the Dulwich Hill Grounds program HERE

Find out more about how the edible garden is integrated into classroom learning and curriculum HERE

The P&C provides financial and volunteer support to the Dully Grounds Vision. There are many ways to get involved at scheduled working bees or in your own time. Some families like to get their kids involved or let them play around while they tend a patch, others treat it as a bit of eco therapy (mindful weeding!) or a workout (barrow a few loads of mulch around).

View February 2017 garden working bee image gallery 

Ideally volunteers would adopt a small patch and we will show you how to manage it. There are also other regular tasks in the edible garden that you may be interested in.

Task

Time commitment

How to get started

Weeding selected areas

As needed, approx 2-3 hours per month

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Feeding and watering worm farms

30mins -1hr per week

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Watering edible garden
(3 voluteers needed)

 

Takes approx 1hr

(3 x week)

 

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Mowing/whipper snipping roster

1-2 hours per term

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Prune/maintain fruit trees

Seasonally

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Working bees

Held each term

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Run a harvest club or garden club

Ideally fortnightly

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Class cooking/food prep with produce

Varies

Class teacher

Clean out drains

Monthly or after storm event

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