LAST year, a nearby flying fox colony was driving students at Murrurundi Public School a little batty.
Their back garden patch had been destroyed by the bats and the birds in their aviary had died as a result of the growing camp.
Students and teachers have since been working to gradually bring the space back to life and this week had a little extra help from the lovely staff at Bunnings Warehouse Tamworth.
Kitchen and garden teacher Kerry Lloyd-Jones said the kids were working to get a native edible garden established.
“The kids have been working to assemble new garden beds, plant seeds and give the area a general tidy-up,” she said.
Bunnings staff donated native edible plants, vegetable seedlings, gloves, little spades and other tools so students could get dug in.
Eco pots were also provided to plant seeds in – the sustainable pots disintegrate into the ground after planting.
The students were very excited to be giving the area a revamp and taught how to grow and look after their own little plant from the seed and given the option to paint or decorate the pot.