August is Australia Post’s stamp collecting month and every year a series of new stamps is released to educate primary school students and stamp collectors about a particular theme.

This year’s theme “In the Garden”, is one Australia Post community and consumer executive general manager Nicole Sheffield said was designed to get families outside and enjoying sustainable gardening projects.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to explore the outdoors and learn about composting, being water-wise, and plant and animal life cycles,” she said.

“We’re celebrating the simple things we can do, like going bird watching, planting veggies and adding food scraps to the worm farm, that make a difference.”

Five stamps were released at the start of the month, each depicting different elements of a sustainable suburban garden, including worm farms, native trees, vegie patches and nest boxes.

Bunbury post office worker Justine Waldren said Stamp Collecting Month showed the simple ways people could make changes or introduce sustainable gardening practices into their home.

“We love having the chance to share stamp collecting as a hobby and these stamps are beautifully illustrated additions to any new or existing collection,” she said.