Bechtel Offers Help to Onslow School Garden
Bechtel made a tremendous contribution to the School Garden Busy Bee earlier this month.
They lent a helping hand to the Community Garden Crew, Leaping Lizards and the school teachers who were all keen to get the school garden up and running for Term 2, the prime growing season in Onslow.
With limited volunteers this seemed like a huge job for a few and was slowly slipping off the ‘to do list’.
Just when we thought there was no hope, in came Bechtel to save the day! Bechtel and their contractors Decmil arranged for over 35 volunteers to help out on their only day off.
Community Manager Peta Hayto said that they just kept piling off the bus – everyone couldn’t believe their eyes.
“The volunteers hit the garden work with gusto and helped mulch the trees, top up and mulch the garden beds, take the rubbish to the tip, weed and generally tidied up – and all this was completed in just over an hour,” he said.
Community Garden Volunteer Geoff Herbert said that the volunteers made light work of the project.
“And ensured that the kids could get out into the garden this term as they love to do,” he said.
Bechtel have only been with us in the community for a short time, but have demonstrated that they are keen to really help the community and community groups.
We are excited by the possibilities of the future and commend them on their contribution to date.
The busy bee concluded with pizza and light refreshment in the Onslow Community Garden.
Thanks Bechtel we couldn’t have done it without you.
Special mention and thanks also goes out to Geoff Herbert, Urala Station’s Joe Armstrong for the donation of compost and NTC for the donation of soil for the garden beds.