From the Bay

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Papamoa Primary School is the Bay of Plenty’s latest Trees for Survival school. Two classes assembled in the horticultural area of the school in front of their new plant growing unit to formally dedicate their participation. Deputy Principal Wayne Whitaker introduced Mark Osmond, from sponsoring group Papamoa Rotary.  He spoke of being pleased to be involved with such a great project and wished the children luck with their plant growing.  Mark and school Principal Phil Friar then cut the red ribbon tied across the unit to celebrate the start of this new partnership.

 

A long-overlooked tray of Coprosma was the challenge for a class of students at Bethlehem College last December.  Under the instruction of Science Technician Tessa Beswick the children potted up the very tall and woody seedlings into biodegradable pots, donated by Biogrow.  The entire pot with plant can be planted straight into the ground or potted into larger pots when the time comes.

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