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 marigolds planted by Bingara Central School students in October. The rest is just nature taking hold, with an array of fungi and flowering groundcovers.
The purple flowers are of a groundcover which has adapted to the area, and have become a common sight in the local landscape.
This week the new 20 metre x 6.4 metre ‘greenhouse’ is nearing completion. The structure will enable students and staff to propagate plants and seedlings, as well as providing an additional learning space for TAFE and school students.
‘Paradise Found’, the Mediterranean Garden, is also progressing with the herb and vegetable beds being constructed to add to the olive grove and citrus orchard.
Visitors are welcome any time to see what is happening at The Living Classroom, or for a guided tour, contact the GLR Training Manager, Rick Hutton on 0438 355 197.