The ‘Diamond in the Rough’ – ‘The Carbon Farm’ in Bingara NSW.
April 25, 2017
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
March 13, 2017
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!
February 22, 2017
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
February 9, 2017
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!
January 31, 2017
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!
January 22, 2017
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
November 25, 2016
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.
“FAUNAVERSE” to be launched at The Living Classroom
October 17, 2016
Are you and your family and friends interested in our Australian animals? Do you get excited seeing birds and lizards, frogs and insects in their natural habitats? Would you like to enjoy a morning stroll with expert information and then relax to hear some beautiful poetry telling the tales...
Snow Peas ripe for the picking at The Living Classroom
October 4, 2016
“The snow peas are ‘dripping off the vine’ at The Living Classroom this season, and there are plenty for all to munch on! If you haven’t paid a visit to TLC now is a great time. Spring has sprung and new life is springing up everywhere. Please consider this invitation to...
Colourful King returns as ‘Bird Palaces’ are installed at The Living Classroom
September 16, 2016
One of the ideas provided by many visitors to the ‘Wider Gwydir Vision 2030’ Roxy Café Shopfront over the past three weeks has been the development of tourism based on bird watching. Gwydir Shire is well known for its wonderful range and diversity of bird life. The reason for its diversity...