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Seaforth PS Kitchen Garden Christmas Wish List

We are almost there and are into the final stages of building our amazing kitchen and canteen, which should be ready Term 1, 2014!!! Can you please take a minute to review the list below – and help out in any way possible either by: a) Donating $$ via flexischools to purchase specific items – tax deductible receipts will be issued & donors recognised on founding wall b) Assisting with sourcing good deals or second hand items that we can use in the kitchen c) Committing to purchase smaller items for the kitchen yourself over the holiday break, eg: muffin tins … Continue Reading

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Seaforth Public School Kitchen Garden Program Video

This video tells the story of our Kitchen Garden program. It is a little insight into the world of the program and the hard work of the staff and volunteers involved. We hope you watch the video and get a sense of the magic of the program.

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Eco House Garden workshops

Learn successful organic gardening techniques and how to implement sustainable living ideas into your everyday life. Eco House Garden workshop trainer, Senior Eco Gardener and ecologist, Peter Rutherford has over twenty years experience in teaching – enabling adults and children to make their lives more sustainable. Kimbriki offers their Eco House Garden Workshops for FREE to Seaforth PS parents/grandparents & KG community volunteers. The next courses in July are: Composting & Worms – 26 July Beginners Organic Vege gardening – 29 July Email your interest or contact Kimbriki on ph: 94863542 (Mon-Fri) & remember to mention you are from Seaforth PS. To find other … Continue Reading

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Next Stockland PR/Fundraiser – Sat 7 July

Our next Stockland PR/Fundraiser is on Saturday 7 July.   Calling one and all for whatever time you can spare on the day will be much appreciated (hopefully with no sports on this day you might have an hour or two to spare?) Please email ros@seaforthkitchengarden.com.au to get your name on the roster. All kids that came along to our last day had a ball, and were terrific ambassadors! Raffle Winners (last Stockland event)– congratulations and thank you for your support: 1st Prize Mr Green (Collaroy) 2nd Prize Mr Bishop (Manly) 3rd Prize Ms Telisa (Manly)

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SRC Plant A Seed Day – Wed 27 June

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SRC are holding a “plant a seed” buddy day to raise money for the kitchen garden project.  The egg carton will be used to plant the seeds and will be taken back home to be looked after until the seedlings are big enough to either plant in the school garden or sell at an upcoming fundraising event. All students are asked to please bring a gold coin donation on this day (or 2) and remember to bring in an empty egg carton to school for this!

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Next Garden Bee – Sat 23rd Jun @ 1.30pm

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One mulch pile to go!! Yay!! Great effort everyone! MEGA MULCH & TRENCH DIG – WE NEED THE MULCH GONE NOW WHILE ITS SUNNY SO WE CAN START BUILDING OUR DECKING FOR THE OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA! (meet in carpark of childcare Centre Yatama St) BYO water, snacks, closed shoes, gardening gear if you have – wheelbarrow, shovels, rakes, gloves. No experience required.  Children welcome under parent supervision Thank you so much for getting us this far… we STILL have a bit to go, and need YOUR HELP! A huge thank you to all the parents and children who have been working on the kitchen … Continue Reading

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Garden Shed installed – thanks for your vote!

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We now have our garden shed installed onsite at Yatama St!  It looks fantastic.  Thank you to Project Local and all the parents and friends who supported our school’s application by voting.  Now we just need to fill it up with class sets of tools! Watch our video below and share with your friends.  

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The Seaforth Public School Kitchen Garden Project is alive and growing.

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Before school broke up in December,  Seaforth kids were very excited to bring home their very own basil plant, to water and watch grow over Summer… and this is just the beginning! HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR BASIL Grow your basil in a container or in the ground Basil likes the sun Keep soil moist by watering Pick leaves so it doesn’t flower Start taking off tips when basil is about 15cm height  STEPHANIE ALEXANDER’S BASIL PESTO RECIPE (From Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion – Penguin Lantern 2009). Serves:  makes 1 cup You will need: Food processor Bowl Spoon Screw … Continue Reading

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Seaforth Kitchen Garden gets Stephanie Alexander grant

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Very Exciting News – We have been successful in our grant application to become a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden School. Successful schools were officially announced this week by the Australian government. We are the first school on the Northern Beaches to receive a grant. Well done to all who helped make this happen! www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au  

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Do you know anyone who can help us build our kitchen garden?

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A community meeting is being held at Yatama St Campus of Seaforth Public School on Monday 12 Dec at 7pm to inform the community about our Kitchen Garden Project and how they can be involved. If you know of anyone who may be able to assist us in building our kitchen and garden (time, goods, trades), please pass this invite on. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to seaforthkg@gmail.com for catering purposes.

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