2003 - 2016
Growing the wombat forest - by Bullarto Primary
In 2009, the kids at the school began a series of plays called “What the Wise One Said”. It was about the animals and plants that live in the Wombat Forest under attack from feral pests like blackberries and foxes. It taught people about how they destroy the ecosystem and how goats, under control, can help the native plants and animals survive.
In 2011, some big trees that were growing in the school grounds had to be cut down because they had become old and might fall down and hurt someone. Unfortunately, some of the baby plants were killed when the trees fell on them.
In 2014 more baby plants were planted by the kids.
In 2015 the kids planted plants that the aboriginal people had used in their daily life.
In 2015 the kids planted some plants such as silver wattles, that aboriginal people had used for different things.
In 2010, the kids planted lots of little plants that had always lived in the Wombat Forest. It was really cold and wet but this was just what the plants liked. They grew well.
In 2013 there were signs that a wallaby was using this patch of forest. It was eating the young leaves on the plants but everyone was happy that animals were using the area again.
In 2016 we had a big party to launch the website about the history of the Wombat Forest Indigenous Garden.
We had a puppet show, we went for a walk in the forest at night,
we roasted potatoes that we grew in the garden, we spoke with a paleontologist, and then listened to music around a fire it was the best.