Terra Preta

Terra Preta is the name of the dark, fertile soil found in the Amazon Basin.  It is also the name of the association who have been working with our primary school children for over two years to build planters and a composter in order to create a garden area.   

Children love to get out of the classroom and to get their hands dirty, building, planting and harvesting.  They have learnt to see worms as recyclers and soil engineers rather than slimy and disgusting creatures.  


Through their hard work in the garden our children are helping to keep our soil healthy and growing delicious fruit and vegetables.  


Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” — Charles E. Kellogg,