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Porthedland OSC features in Little Green Steps article

Little Green Steps

19.01.2015

"While visiting Port Hedland, I was lucky enough to
visit a few of the centres and services that are doing
some amazing implementation of sustainable
practices. The One Tree out of school care (OSC) service
is no exception. Previous manager Danielle Baker
is passionate about sustainability and has made a
very positive impact on the staff, children and the
service in Port Hedland. Like many OSC services,
there was limited space to play around with. So
Danielle and her team decided to turn a sandpit
that was not being used into a veggie garden. This
was a real community effort to be proud of.
“One Tree Port Hedland OSC had the opportunity to
be supported by local community companies in
the construction and plant out of our veggie patch.
FMG, Goodline, Care for Hedland and Town of Port
Hedland Nursery all donated items and their time
to help build the project using recycled items.
The children and families at the service were a part
of the whole planning and designing process. Our
educators are inspiring role models by assisting
and encouraging the children to monitor plant
growth and care for our veggie patch. The children
are engaged and involved in picking fresh produce
to include in our healthy menu. Local school users
are always commenting on our veggie patch and the
Port Hedland Primary School teachers bring their
children to visit our veggie patch on a regular basis.
One Tree Port Hedland OSC are involved in “Friends of
the Earth”.
Great job to Danielle! It looks great, thank you for
inviting me to take a look."

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