Chooks are pecking happily, the vegies are springing up and worms wriggling at Goulburn South Public School.
Students have been steadily growing their 'farm' enterprises over the last few years, school learning support officer, Alison Johnson said.
On Monday they added to their playground's shade with a planting as part of National Tree Day.
Year 3/4 teacher, Jane Leten, donated the tree and students, including the representative council, mucked in with mulching and watering.
It will add to efforts to establish a shade grove, ably guided by Goulburn Garden Club.
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Leten run Goulburn South's Environment Club. It includes a chook house, a worm farm, a vegetable patch that children plant and harvest, and a compost area with two rotating bins.
"We are very lucky to have Goulburn Garden Club offer their support," Mrs Johnson said.
"Their advice is invaluable and it's good to have them engaging with the kids."
Garden produce is eaten as part of the school's 'Crunch and Sip' program, aimed at healthy eating.
Mrs Leten said a stream running beneath the playground helped plants thrive.
She has been teaching at Goulburn South since 2006 and has tried to instill a love of nature and understanding of plants in the children.
Schools officially marked National Tree Day on Friday, July 31. The community day was scheduled for Sunday, August 2. However the council cancelled an event this year due to COVID 19 precautions.
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