Gilroy Community Sustainable Gardening Project – QLD

Gilroy Santa Maria College’s Ranger Program began in 2013 as a way to replant and re-establish trees that were destroyed on the grounds of the school during Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Since then the program has expanded to a range of other activities that aim to reclaim previously unusable areas of the school – with the establishment of vegetable gardens, composting areas, a greenhouse nursery, a fruit orchard and an outdoor entertainment area that incorporates key aspects of our district’s Indigenous heritage. Through ongoing engagement in these projects, students have gained a valuable insight into how they can play their role in managing and sustaining the natural resources of the school, as well as those of their own farming and home environments.

Gilroy Community Sustainable Gardening Project Case Study