Caring for our World

Sustainability at Butterfield

Sustainability is an integral part of our daily program here at Butterfield house.  We have a wonderful garden full of seasonal vegies and an array of fruit trees.  Each group invest time into this environment by planting, watering, harvesting and of course cooking with our fresh produce.  Our four year old groups have been learning about the compost cycle and the benefits of composting.  Each week our ‘compost’ monitors collect the compost bins from each room, tip them into the compost bay in our garden area then wash the bins and return them.  Our next step is to establish our worm farm.  

Recently the Sheoak group planted broad bean seeds in cups.  We learnt how to care for these and the conditions needed for them to grow.  Some children took their seedlings home whilst others chose to plant theirs into our garden here at Butterfield.  We watch them on a weekly basis to observe the changes and check that they are watered.  It is lovely to see the children taking ownership of our garden environment.

Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children. Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.



Sam Hill

Pre-school Teacher – Sheoak Group


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