Archive for the ‘The Living Classroom’ Category

“Well hello Dolly!” Thank you for making our twine shine!
Four days of fun and activities at The Living Classroom last week left a lot of ‘smiles on dials’ and ‘skills in fingers’. Auntie Dolly Jerome from Tenterfield was in town and she engaged with over 150 people from Preschoolers to seniors. Through funding from the Department of Education for...
From The Soil Carbon Workshop – ‘C-ing is believing!’
May 18 and 19 saw nearly 70 guests attend the ‘Soil Carbon – the diamond in the rough!’ Workshop held at The Living Classroom (TLC) in Bingara. The Workshop, funded through the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversity Program, intended to showcase how soil carbon rebuilds soils, invigorates ecology and...
The Living Classroom Wins National Award
The Living Classroom in Bingara has won the 2017 Award for the “Greenest and Most Sustainable Garden” offered through the Centre for Organic Research and Education. The Award was open to all sizes and type of gardens focused on sustainability. The Gwydir Learning Region Manager Rick Hutton entered TLC on...
‘The Diamond in the Rough’ – ‘The Carbon Farm’ in Bingara NSW.
Perhaps it is of no surprise that Bingara in northern NSW is venturing into the relatively new area of Carbon Farming. Near to Bingara, a little over a century ago, the World’s hardest naturally occurring diamonds were discovered. Diamond, like coal, charcoal and graphite is elemental carbon. Carbon, in...
Indigenous foods research Park for Narrabri
In a first for northwestern NSW, a proposal has been made to research local Indigenous Foods and medicines, bringing them into the spotlight and expanding their prominence in the land and on our dinner plates.  This could have beneficial spin-offs for the Living Classroom in Bingara. ...
Busy bees back in Bingara!
The trailer towed behind Elizabeth Frost’s bright red Holden ute is unmistakable. With a big picture of honey bees emblazoned across it, the words state, ‘Tocal College – Beekeeper training’. Within the trailer Liz carries half a dozen or more bee hives, each containing ONE Queen Bee and about 60,000...
Living classroom a perfect venue for horticulture course
Advance your gardening skills and earn a national accreditation at the same time! The AHC30716 Certificate III Horticulture course is a wonderful example of how multiple organisations are partnering to offer residents a rare chance at gaining a fully nationally recognised course without having to leave the area.Bingara Community College...
Bloomin’ heat no worry at TLC!
The centre point garden bed at The Living Classroom has responded well to some hot sun and a little water. The ‘centrepiece’ of the roundabout is one of the 220 mature olive trees transplanted by Gwydir Shire Council staff last August. It is thriving and is surrounded by a ring of...
Quite a buzz at The Living Classroom!
The Living Classroom in Bingara was the site for a very unusual event in December 2016. Elizabeth Frost from the Tocal Agricultural College conducted a two day session to deliver the nationally accredited course “Queen Bee Breeding” of European Honey Bees. Finding a future queen: Participants...
Living Classroom Orchard gets TLC from Bingara Central Students
The Bingara Central School Civics class mulched, fertilized and catalogued the 45 citrus trees newly planted in the Mediterranean Garden at The Living Classroom. Sweet work in the sunshine and all part of the food story.