There was great excitement when the South Hedland Primary School (SHPS) was announced as the winner of the Best Schools/Daycare Veggie Patch category at the ‘Care for Hedland Environmental Association’ 2018 Great Gardens competition awards night last week. The school works in partnership with EON, through the Thriving Communities program, to establish and maintain the sustainable gardens.
EON’s Jenny Hurse (Operations Manager) and Anthony Holman (Project Manager) accepted the award on behalf of SHPS and EON, presented by Sam Arif (Deputy Chair of Care for Hedland) on behalf of the prize sponsor, BHP.
Jo Smith, Association Coordinator with Care for Hedland said, “One of our four main program areas is gardening and sustainability – and the Great Gardens competition is ‘the’ exciting gardening event in the year for Hedland. There are always a great number of entrants and some incredible gardens hidden in the heat, giving our judges a hard time deciding the winners!”
Receiving the award is a tribute to South Hedland Primary School and the EON Pilbara team – and a validation of EON’s goal to make a lasting contribution in remote communities to the reduction of preventable and chronic disease caused by poor nutrition. To top off the evening, Anthony and Tanya Holman took out the awards for best edible and the grand champion garden.
EON and SHPS also organised an ‘Open Day’ at the garden to celebrate Father’s Day. Afternoon tea, made using produce from the garden, was served to all the visitors.
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