The Wynberg Girls’ High School Sustainability Portfolio has some very exciting news to share...
On 5 July, Urban Harvest will begin installing WGHS's very own sustainable edible garden! This isn't just any old veggie garden; this sustainable vegetable garden is intended to provide us with organic vegetables which we will distribute to the WGHS community as well as to communities beyond. This garden is a tool to educate learners, staff, and our community about the health benefits of organic vegetables, where they come from, and the science behind growing successful sustainable gardens.
The current WGHS vegetable garden is in a small, almost-forgotten space behind the school which was created in 2016. While we are grateful to have had this garden, it has served its purpose in allowing the Enviro Club to experiment with growing vegetables, but it has been challenging to maintain due to a lack of funds, its difficult location, and very persistent grassroots!
The new vegetable garden will be upgraded and repositioned to make gardening and sustainability a part of WGHS culture. We invite all learners and staff at WGHS to get involved. We have chosen to use Urban Harvest because of the expertise and excellent reputation of founder, Ben Getz, for providing top-class sustainable gardens as well as for providing ongoing support.
Click here to view our initial proposal for the garden:
Click here to view the Urban Harvest website:
"Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
- Alfred Austin