Millfield Public School about to get their garden blitzed!

Community groups, schools and preschools across the Cessnock Local Government Area had the chance of getting their garden a much needed makeover in the first ever Garden Organics Garden Blitz.

Community groups, schools and preschools across the Cessnock Local Government Area had the chance of getting their garden a much needed makeover in the first ever Garden Organics Garden Blitz.  

The judges had a very tough job, with many inspiring and creative applications received from community groups, schools and preschools. Congratulations Millfield Public School who will be getting the magic touch of a professional green thumb.  

The garden overhaul will be focused around transforming an underutilised space in the school into a feature to be enjoyed by students, teachers, parents and the wider community. The bare gardens and grass will be reinvented into a welcoming and relaxing area, complementing the colourful and vibrant learning environment of the classrooms.  

Millfield Public School, Principal Benjamin Durie is excited by the announcement and said the Garden Blitz will happen at a very fitting time.  

“Our school community will soon celebrate our 150th anniversary since it opened its gates. This will be a fantastic way to celebrate and mark this important milestone. The overhaul of this space will add to our already flourishing culture, providing us with an area promoting environmental sustainability and native habitats.”  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent visited the site and congratulated the school.  

“The Garden Blitz is such a great way to promote our Garden Organics Service and in this case will highlight the service to our young people. It’s completing the cycle from their gardens organic bin to the garden bed as the mulch and soil conditioner used for the project will be from our Garden Organics Service.”  

Council looks forward to visiting Millfield Public School once the project is complete. To find out more about your Garden Organics Service visit www.yourorganicsbin.com.au/.