Merri Creek Management Committee

Croxton Special School in Northcote has been connecting with Merri Creek Management Committee’s Learning Grounds Program since 2011. During 2012, plans were considered for indigenous plantings in a number of sites around the school, especially near the new building.

During 2013 the planning paid off, with students doing all the planting and mulching so that by January 2014 the site was transformed.

Croxton Special School BEFORE planting - June 2012

Croxton S.S 2012: the site before planting

Croxton Special School AFTER planting Jan 2014

January 2014 after planting and mulching

Saint Raphaels P.S. in Preston has a new indigenous garden planted in 2012 and it's a terrific complement to the new architecture.  The density of planting has ensured a very low weed growth. Previously the landscaping was pretty stark, but look at the transformation afterwards.




MCMC's Learning Grounds Program is supported by Darebin and Whittlesea Councils. If your school is interested in participating, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9380-8199

St Raphaels BEFORE planting - July 2012

Saint Raphaels P.S. 2012: before planting

St Raphaels AFTER planting Feb 2013

2013: After landscaping and planting

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