Gardening is a growing concern for Scarsdale pupils 

THE pupils of Scarsdale’s Woady Yaloak Primary School have put more than seedings and love into their sustainable garden.

Along with beds full of fruit, vegetables, herbs and natives they decided to throw a bathtub, sink and even a pizza oven into the mix.

As the winners of the How Does Your Garden Grow? competition by The Courier and Bunnings, the pupils were delighted to receive some new additions including a shed, stockyard and tied garden bed yesterday.

Bunnings Ballarat activities organiser Glenn Sullivan said the competition was all about highlighting sustainability and encouraged pupils to be innovative in their gardens by using recycled products.

Twenty schools entered for the chance to receive $3000 of goods of their choice from Bunnings and six Bunnings staff to help construct their purchase.

Campus head David Young said their "recycled" garden was a year-long project that began with pupils touring various gardens in Ballarat for ideas and inspiration.

They wrote a list of all the things they wanted in their own garden and set out to achieve it.

Mr Young said winning the competition meant the kids would now have a new shed to store their tools and a stockyard to house visiting lambs and calves.

He said the engagement created by the garden program made the pupils look forward to coming to school every day.

“At lunch time they’re out watering,” he said.