We aim to positively influence the eating habits and ultimately, the health and wellbeing of our young children, community and environment. This will be done by adopting the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, for children at the school from an early age.

The long term goal is for positive attitudes and habits towards a wide range of foods to follow on to a lifetime of healthy eating, reduced food related diseases and a reduction of our carbon footprint.  Educating and inspiring children to look after themselves and their natural world, provides an education for life!

The Kitchen Garden Program will focus on setting good examples and providing a FUN, fully engaging, learning environment in our ‘living classroom’.

Our approach is to ensure our children have exposure to the full cycle of healthy, sustainable eating. Students will learn practical skills to build and maintain an organic productive garden, GROWING and HARVESTING a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. They will learn about plants, seed saving, water management, compost, soil health, seasons, plant varieties, ripeness and about the connection between care in the garden and flavour on the plate. With the fruits of their labour, students will PREPARE a range of delicious dishes in the kitchen. The resulting meal will be a time for students, specialists, teachers and community volunteers to SHARE and enjoy their efforts and each other’s company.

We see our kitchen garden as a ‘hub’ for the community. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds will assist in classes for the children. It will serve in educating and connecting the broader community via onsite workshops and special events.