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.

Volunteers

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: sonja.gtt@maps.school.nz

Horoia ō ringaringa – Wash your hands

At Garden to Table we take every precaution to ensure students are washing their hands throughout their session.  With all this talk of washing hands, it is a good time to remind ourselves just how Read more

T1 Week 7 Rooms 1 & 6

This week at GTT we had Room's 1 & 6.  As we had lots of spinach, silverbeet and herbs in the garden and a few beets, Room 1 made Spinach & Feta Dip with herb rolls. Room 6 made Gozleme, Salad ofRead more

T1 Week 6 Room 29

This week at GTT Room 29 had their turn and made Herb Rolls and Spinach & Feta Dip. We had some extra tasty cheese so we added that to the herb rolls and made them extra yummy. In the gardenRead more

T1 Week 5 Room 4 & Room 9

This week at GTT Room 4 did a great job using knifes for the first time! They made Herb & Sunflower Seed Pesto using lots of parsley and basil from the garden and also Silverbeet & Cheese Muffins. Read more

T1 Week 4 : Room 31 & Room 7 at Garden to Table

This week at Garden To Table, Room 31 our first year 3/4 class started this week. They made Herb & Sunflower Seed Pesto with Silverbeet & Cheese muffins. They were enthusiastic and did a wonderfulRead more

Garden to Table is Back for 2020

Welcome back. Can you believe it is 2020. This year at garden to table we will not only have Year 5/6 students but we are very excited to also have the  Year 3/4 classes joining us this year.  YearRead more

Term 4 Week 1

This week at GTT, Rooms 6 & 8 made Mini Herb Pizzas and Apple & Pear Fruit Crumble. It was delicious and there were NO leftovers! We also whipped up some fresh cream to serve with our crumble.Read more

Room 7 in the Kitchen

Today Room 7 made Salad of the Imagination, using fresh from the garden: salad leaves, a little silverbeet, herbs, spring onions, beetroot, edible flowers and baby carrots. It was interesting to seeRead more

Noodles, Muffins & Maori Language Week

Today at GTT room 8 made Chinese Cabbage Noodles and Apple, Zucchini & Cinnamon muffins. It was so yummy that lots of us could have had seconds. That just means you’ll have to cook it at homeRead more

Broccoli & Spinach Fritters

Rooms 10 & 8 cooked Broccoli & Spinach fritters with Mint dipping sauce and Rhubarb Lemonade.The children thoroughly enjoyed these, as many had second helpings! Hopefully they’ll be wanting toRead more

Recipes

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.