Garden to Table
The Garden to Table programme started in Term 2, 2019. The programme builds skills for life through highly practical, hands-on classes – not only teaching growing and cooking skills but also building awareness of individual and collective responsibility for the environment, healthy eating and community connectedness. It is an opportunity for children to get their hands dirty and learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.
At Garden to Table students spend time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen every week, learning skills that will last them a lifetime and connecting the practical lessons back to curriculum outcomes. Children are encouraged to take that learning back to their family and community – growing, cooking, eating and enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables at home.
The Garden to Table programme runs two days a week on Thursday and Friday mornings with our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 students. You can check the school calendar to see when classes are attending the Garden to Table programme.
We need your help to make this work.
Volunteers are an integral part of Garden to Table. They work closely with small groups of children to answer questions, encourage, monitor and oversee activities, while keeping the children on track with tasks.
Volunteers can be parents, caregivers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or next door neighbours, anyone from within our school or local community who is keen to contribute their time and enthusiasm. No special skills are needed, other than an interest in Garden to Table, and an enjoyment from working with children.
We need volunteers every Thursday and Friday morning in the hall kitchen and garden from 10-12:30 pm. Please email Sonia Low: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips in the Kitchen with Al Brown
Garden to Table Ambassador, well-known chef, restauranteur and food writer Al Brown, has created a range of videos outlining basic cooking techniques to help children develop their skills in the kitchen.
What has Ms Tuhipa been up to in the lockdown??
Wow look at those amazing red apples on the apple tree in Ms Tuhipa's backyard. Ms Tuhipa decided to pick some lovely rosy red apples and make an apple crumble. It sure looks delicious.
Remember you can make a delicious crumble with your family, just like Ms Tuhipa. Here is the link for the recipe. fruit crumble
Lockdown Week 4 Anzac Biscuits & Bread
I hope you are going well and learning lots at home.
As some of us have the time during lock-down I decided to do a 4 hourbread recipe.It turned out to be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, simply delicious with latherings of butter! Also as it is Anzac Day on Saturday I decided to do Anzac Biscuits. We used a simple recipe, as we had limited ingredients. See Anzac Biscuits recipe below.
However you could do the GTT See In The Dark Anzac Cookie recipe attached instead, if you like.
Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War 1. It has been claimed that biscuits were sent by wives and women's groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.
Below are recipes that students will or have been making each week in the Garden to Table Programme. Students harvest vegetables, herbs and fruit from the garden to cook in the kitchen and then sit down and share the meal together.