Date: Aug 1, 2021 | Sun - Aug 31, 2021 | Tue, All Month

Location: 92a Brighton Street Petersham NSW 2049

KU Petersham Preschool has celebrated the 125th anniversary of KU Children’s Services.

The preschool recognised this special milestone by repurposing their front yard with native plants. The children helped with research and completed botanical drawings, while families and educators worked together to plant 125 trees.

“Our front yard project grew out of an idea to provide a native garden oasis for the local community,” said KU Petersham Director, Kathy Lawton.

“With the help of a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant and a Planet Ark Grant, we were able to obtain native trees, native shrubs and grasses from the IndigiGrow nursery that will become a native habitat haven for the community's urban wildlife.”

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project had to be carried out in line with current advice from Commonwealth and State Departments.

“With the health situation in NSW, our National Tree Day working bee was remodelled into a schedule over three weeks, where volunteers and families could select a vacant time slot to plant seedlings or dig holes. They all performed this outdoor recreation within the 5km radius of their homes in line with current health orders,” said Kathy.

“KU Petersham is fortunate to have a community of families and neighbourhood members involved in collective experiences like this project.”