Judy Dwyer Food Forest
Initial planning for the Food Forest enclosure began in 2019 following the passing of valued staff member Judy Dwyer. The enclosure is approximately 400 square metres in size and constructed using recycled materials where possible. Our Food Forest includes:
- Extensive planting of fruit trees, native bushes and creepers
- Plants and shrubs which are butterfly and bee attractants
- Edible plantings that include bananas, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, limes, almonds, pears, figs, plums, persimmon and pomegranates which have been grafted onto dwarf root stock and suitable for a fully enclosed garden
- Ornamentals include dwarf buddleia, nasturtium, calendula and water plants
- Water play and ponds with frogs and fish
- Veggie patch and herb garden
The enclosure is a testament to what can be created when a school community share a dream and work together. Students with a small team of staff have worked tirelessly to create what we believe is an extraordinary development.
Upper Primary Adventure Playground
Croxton School’s Garden Program has grown and grown. The kitchen garden, the Food Forest, the new interactive children’s garden and playspace, the primary and VCAL gardens and the new gardens established at Thornbury High have all at different times of the year provided valuable recreational and pre-vocational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.
Croxton’s gardens and open spaces are a credit to the hard work of many students and a showpiece for our local community.
Croxton school is proud of the many gardens and learning and play spaces that we have created with the assistance of our young green thumb gardeners.