The Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program at Holy Name School teaches students to grow fresh, seasonal produce and use it to prepare nutritious, delicious food.
Students are given all the skills, experiences and role modelling they need to learn to love their veggies and make healthier choices about what to cook and eat, for life.
Students participate in formal lessons each fortnight and get to experience the joy of digging in the garden, picking fresh veggies, smelling and tasting the food they prepare, and sharing the experience around a shared table with their classmates and helpers.
The kitchen garden program is ripe with learning possibilities for the students.
In the kitchen and in the garden students discover ideas and concepts first-hand, through real-life experience.
students are provided with hands-on learning experiences in literacy, numeracy, science, history and geography.
They learn life skills that they can take beyond the classroom that will help them to make healthier choices into the future.
Since the beginning of the program in 2014, the kitchen garden program has empowered children through knowledge, skills development and enjoyment.
It has encouraged a passion for good food and an appreciation for the rituals and tastes of the table that will last a lifetime.
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