Last Saturday (31st of August) we took our wares to our local Hume Murray Farmers Market
This was the culmination of about 10 weeks of seriously hard work. We have been collecting and cleaning recycled jars and bottles, making all sorts of preserves, packaging seed harvested in Autumn, potting up plants and bottling liquid worm fertiliser. We wanted our produce to look attractive so we designed nice labels and dressed each jar with a little blue and white chequered doily – that’s a lot of cutting with pinking shears!
On the day we wanted to get the recycling message across, especially to young children, We did that by running an interactive workshop where kids (of all ages!) made a biodegradable newspaper pot, planted a seedling in it and took it home to plant out in their garden. We were very lucky to have a parent with background in horticulture who was able to join us for the entire morning and engage the passing by customers in the workshop activities.
We had an amazing, high energy day and received much heart-worming and encouraging feedback from our customers. Our students went home with a great sense of achievement and also of being appreciated by their community !
Many thanks to all our supporters – you give us wings!
Special thanks to Nick Messinga from Howlong Nuseries , who donated the seedlings for our workshop.
to all WMYC staff and students- spot some familiar faces in our snap shot gallery