Archive for the ‘The Living Classroom’ Category

Latest addition to The Living Classroom
A group of volunteers supported by Gwydir Shire Council and employees of the Work for the Dole scheme have installed this beautiful FlowForm on the wall of the bottom dam. A FlowForm is a way of energising, oxygenating and purifying water as well as being sculptural and tactile. It...
Science Teachers come to learn at The Living Classroom (TLC)
Last week a compliment of twelve teachers visited The Living Classroom (TLC). They were from schools across the region, and from as far as Mungindi, Gunnedah and Glen Innes. They were there to consider the new Secondary Science Curricula. The focus of the new curricula is ‘discovery’, finding out about...
Brisbane High School makes return visit to Bingara
Cavendish Road State High School from just south of the Brisbane Central Business District has returned to Bingara for their Year 11 Modern History excursion. This year they sent three classes, each spending one night at The Living Classroom (TLC) before returning the following day via the Myall Creek...
First of the berries planted at The Living Classroom
When it is time to take a break in a conference, what better thing can you do than to plant something to eat? Berry good work: Some of the GrowthLink members planting in the Berry Patch. Recently 26 members of the Resource Consultancy Services ‘GrowthLink’ group attended The...
Gwydir Ark presents a Fauna survey workshop
There is an air of excitement about. More and more people are getting out in nature and becoming inspired by the intricacies they observe. Gwydir Shire has recently been abuzz with conversations about the koala sightings. People are interested and enthusiastic to know more. Photo by...
“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. ...