HORSHAM Special School hosted a Springtime Garden Celebration for Wimmera students on Monday.
Students from the special school, Stawell’s Skene Street Special School, Horsham College and Horsham's St Brigid’s College shared a morning tea and art classes.
The celebration, run by Victorian Schools Garden Awards, promotes gardening programs in schools across the state.
Horsham Special School teacher Rosie Granland said the day encouraged students to mix with students from different schools.
“We aim to involve as many school groups as we can in our gardening programs,” she said.
“It is wonderful for our students to meet new people and be part of a community.
“As part of the art class, everyone put their handprints on canvases that will be given to each of the schools.
“Our hospitality students also made the morning tea with different fruits and vegetables from our garden.”
Ms Granland said the school planned to expand its garden.
“We have a small vegetable garden now but we want to build a wonderful, big garden,” she said.
“It is a fantastic way to get the students hands-on and learning about healthy eating and ways to cook healthy food.
“The students love the gardening program, whether it be building the garden beds, making the compost or harvesting the vegetables for the cooking classes.”