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How Does Your Garden Grow?
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How Does Your Garden Grow? Is a collection of short stories reflecting the passion for gardening shared by children on opposite sides of the country: the students of the Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School, who have established an organic vegetable patch in the challenging conditions of their home in the Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia – and Lachie Coman, a school boy from Melbourne. This book shows that gardens can truly bring people together.
Lachie’s visits to the Tjuntjuntjara Community provided the opportunity for him and the kids of the Spinifex Country to write, draw and share the stories of their gardens, which are vividly to life in this book.
Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School is located in the Great Victoria Desert, close to the border with South Australia, north of the Nullarbor Plain and 680 Kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie. It was established in 1985, when people moved into the region to follow a traditional lifestyle and maintain cultural identity and values. Tjuntjuntjara Community is consider to be the most remote community in Australia.
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