21 Mar 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
Twelve four-metre long timber logs donated by Forestry
Corporation of NSW are taking pride of place in Coramba Public School's
Harvest Team Leader Justin Black said Forestry
Corporation of NSW was proud to donate the locally-grown timber, which was
carved by local woodworker Rob Schipp and installed in the garden with the help
of the Lions Club, parents and students.
"The Indigenous Garden at Coramba Public School is a real
asset to the local community, and we were pleased to supply sustainable timber
from the nearby Orara East State Forest. This timber has been beautifully
crafted into a sculpture garden that highlights the school's strong Aboriginal
ties and connection to the traditional land," Mr Black said.
"Timber is one of the most sustainable building products
available and the timber industry has a long history in the local community,
with the thriving forests we see today the result of planned harvesting and
careful regeneration over more than a century. We're proud the local timber
industry is continuing to support the community."
Coramba Public School's Indigenous Garden was
built with grant assistance from Coffs Harbour City Council's Green Schools
project, which supports sustainable environmental projects.
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903