The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation wants to help schools and centres in Kororoit teach children the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing.
The Foundation is already working with more than 1700 Australian early years centres, primary and secondary schools delivering pleasurable food education, including five schools and centres from the Kororoit district:
- Deer Park North Primary – see the kitchen garden program in action at Deer Park North PS in this great clip from Gardening Australia
- Derrimut Primary School
- Goodstart Early Learning -Derrimut
- Kool Kidz Ravenhall
- Brookside P-9 College.
Pleasurable food education engages children in growing their own food, learning different ways to cook their produce and encourages them to try different tastes, textures and smells when they sit with their peers to taste what they have cooked.
By learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal delicious food when they are young, children can develop positive food habits that continue into their adult life.
There are also many flow-on benefits to a kitchen garden program. Schools and centres can use kitchen and garden activities to enhance learning and promote family and community engagement.
Would you like to join the kitchen garden community and start delivering pleasurable food education at your school or centre?
Find out how your school or early years centre can become a member of the Kitchen Garden Classroom. Membership gives schools and centres access to the Foundation’s extensive library of downloadable resources, a vibrant online community of kitchen garden schools and centres, discounts on printed resources and face-to-face professional development, and ongoing support from the experienced Kitchen Garden Foundation team.
To find out more about pleasurable food education download these free resources:
- A Taste of Pleasurable Food Education e-book
- Salad of the Imagination recipe
- Newspaper Planting Pots garden activity
Any questions? Contact the Kitchen Garden Foundation’s friendly Support Team on 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543) or [email protected]