Riverside Christian College students Brianna Kielly, Ella Francis and Sienna Downing watch over the school garden.
Riverside Christian College students Brianna Kielly, Ella Francis and Sienna Downing watch over the school garden. Contributed

Garden compeition judging begins

JUDGING of the 2015 School Spring Garden competition has begun.

The competition is organised by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Wide Bay Water, Fraser Coast Waste and Bunnings and sees school students compete for the best garden.

The judging will continue until the end of week as part of national water week, running from October 19-23.

More than $6000 worth of prizes are up for grabs, including Bunnings gift cards up to $200, $250 in cash for the best scarecrow and one lucky entrant will win a party at Wetside Water Education Park as part of a lucky door prize.

Fraser Coast Councillor Robert Garland said gardening was a great way to increase awareness of water and recycling, particularly among the younger generation who were still learning the core skills.

"It's also a very fulfilling activity that might just lead to a lifelong interest," Cr Garland said.

"Each school is also eligible to win an early bird prize so there is no time like the present to get your gardening gloves on and your entries in."



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