Dale revisits the Sutton Park Primary school and helps reinstate the very popular and successful School Gardening Project with great new sponsors Fletcher Challenge Pacific Steel and with help from Housing New Zealand and the South Auckland Mangere East Neighbourhood Policing Team.
The Pacific Steel Sutton Park School Garden Project has begun! Here are some pictures of the first Digging Day and the first Planting Day plus the very latest pictures from yesterdays' planting day which [Staff from Pacific Steel with Teachers from Sutton Park Primary and our Local Community Police help students dig their gardens.] witnessed the first 3000 seedlings planted throughout the Sutton Park School Campus. Well done everyone!!!
Many thanks to all of you wonderful Children, Support Staff and Teachers who participated, and to Principal Fiona Cavanagh for allowing this to happen. Also thanks to Sitimi and William Rahiti for their expert garden maintenance assistance. And a very special thanks to Champion Body Builder and Teacher Mary Rahiti for services far beyond the call of duty!
[Staff from Pacific Steel with Teachers from Sutton Park Primary and our Local Community Police help students plant their gardens.] We are eternally grateful to Pacific Steel Marketing Manager, Mr. Andrew Hibbert, Mill Manager, Mrs. Jane McLaren and all the fine Folks at Pacific Steel for being so very helpful and kindly supporting this important garden project. You are True Champions and this wouldn't have happened without all your help and support.
Thanks also to: Bay Engineering for supplying all the great tools; Professional Gardeners Services who helped with clearing; Mrs. Chris Forrest and Cynarra Keeble for administrative support from Housing New Zealand; Pacific Growers and Zealandia Nurseries for making the garden products and beautiful seedlings so affordable.
Sincere 'thank you' to the New Zealand Police Mangere Team, especially the Mangere East Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant Andrew Graham with assistance from Police-persons Blake James and Kathy Rose whose support and vision from the start has made this project possible.
May You All and the Children, Community and gardens that you are growing be Eternally Blessed and become bountiful and prosper!
MORE PICTURES click here... Pacific Steel / Sutton Park Day 1