Gardening is a super fun activity to do with your school, friends, family and community. There are also many environmental benefits of gardening and composting.
Plants produce oxygen which help clean the air and ground of pollution. So the more plants you grow, the more you are helping regulate our air.
Growing trees and shrubs helps cool our outdoor areas as well by providing shady areas which are beneficial for many animals as well.
Growing your own food in gardens reduces the earth's carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the carbon (which can be a harmful gas) released into the air because of energy that we use. For example, buying food uses a car to get to the grocery store, a factory to process groceries, plastic pollution for packaging and more!
Gardens support our native insects, birds and other wildlife that are so important for the ecosystem.
Have a look below for the different types of gardens, composting and worm farms!
I have a special garden at home, it is full of native plants to attract our local wildlife!
What items do you recycle at home or at school? Paper, cardboard, soft plastic...
Many Australians are getting their green thumb on! In fact, over 52% of households are growing some type of garden!
Kids are leading the gardening game! Did you know, over 61% of food gardens in Australian houses are grown by kids 11 years or younger... true EcoMarines Heroes!
See how our EcoMarines team are gardening and composting!
EcoMarines Video: GREEN THUMBS!
Your Hero Mission is to take a photo of your favourite plant! Tell us what the plant is and why you love it! Answer the questions below! Awesome, you can go to the Water level!