Council provides a range of support activities to local schools including:
In school workshops
- No-dig vegetable gardening - Let’s build a vegetable garden using the no- dig method where we layer up all the ingredients in lasagne layers. We then plant out the garden in groups called guilds so the plants grow happy and healthy.
- Find out more on our Grow Your Own Food page.
- Native Plants: Bush foods and habitat gardens - Local native plants grow strong and healthy on our local soils and require minimal maintenance. In this workshop we work with the students to plant out a variety of local bush food and medicine plants and OR plants to provide homes and food for local birds and insects.
- Find out more on our Grow an Indigenous Garden page.
- Worm farming & composting - learn how to manage food waste by feeding the worms. Find out what worms do and don’t like to eat and how to get you compost working well by balancing out carbon and nitrogen with different ingredients.
- Waste audits - The first step to reducing your schools waste is to do an audit of what types of waste and how much is being produced at your school. We can then look and a variety of options and alternatives to reduce the waste that goes to landfill.
To enquire or book a workshop Email email@example.com
Macarthur Sustainability and Environmental EDucators (SEED) Network
Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment in your school? Join the Macarthur Sustainability and Environmental EDucators (SEED) Network.
The Macarthur SEED Network is a joint initiative between Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown Councils together with Camden Park and Wooglemai Environmental Education Centres (EEC). The network is a forum for sustainability educators of the Macarthur region to connect, share knowledge, resources, opportunities and inspire others.
The network is open to educators from all government and non-government primary and secondary schools, in the Wollondilly, Camden, and Campbelltown local government areas.
The Macarthur SEED Network provides:
- Peer-to-peer learning among sustainability educators in the Macarthur region;
- Ongoing network meetings to connect, share skills and learning resources (see details below for next meeting);
- A link between Council and schools; and
- Email updates connecting schools to environmental programs and local activities.
Network Meeting dates for 2022
Term 2 – Thursday 19 May 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Term 3 – Thursday 11 August 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Term 4 – Thursday 3 November 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Location: Online - MS Teams
Contact Details: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite primary and secondary School educators of the Macarthur region to join us for the meeting to be hosted online Thursday 24 February, starting at 4pm.
During this meeting you will get the chance to link with teachers form other schools and representatives from each Council and EEC who can highlight what resources, competitions, curriculum linked incursions and activities we can offer.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP by the Wednesday before the scheduled meeting date by emailing email@example.com.