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Garden to Table is changing the way children think about food

The Garden to Table programme is teaching children the essential skills they need to be food-resilient. All around the country, we want to see children enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.

Established in 2008, Garden to Table Trust is a registered charity (CC37743) that works with thousands of primary-school-aged children all across New Zealand, helping them discover a love for fresh food and skills that will last a lifetime. The programme is curriculum-integrated and provides real-world learning opportunities, taking learning outside the classroom.

Garden to Table receives no government funding and is reliant on the generous donations of our corporate partners, grant funders and donors. We need your support - now, more than ever.  $20 will help support a child in the Garden to Table programme for a year.  Please, join us.


Welcome to My Food Bag!

We're excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Garden to Table whānau - My Food Bag.  A great NZ success story, My Food Bag  shares our passion and commitment to healthy Kiwi Kids.  Together, we're determined that more primary school students can learn how to Grow, Harvest, Prepare and Share good, nourishing food - learning essential, life-long skills.  My Food Bag and Nadia Lim visited Dominion Road School to see the Garden to Table programme  in  action, click below to  view  the  inspiring  video created at that visit.  And you can visit the My Food Bag website to read more about our journey together.

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Garden to Table in Education Gazette

Wondering how the Garden to Table programme works?

You can read about the Garden to Table programme at Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay, which has featured recently in the Ministry of Educations' 'Education Gazette'. Haumoana shows how their Garden to Table programme is fully integrated across all aspects of school life. You can read their story here.

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Bounty: Cooking with Vegetables, finalist in book awards!

We're delighted that the wonderful book BOUNTY: Cooking with vegetables has been announced as a finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals book awards, announced in New York! Written by our co-founder and chairperson Catherine Bell, Bounty is a beautifully designed and photographed book all about cooking and growing vegetables. More than a recipe book, each chapter focuses on a specific vegetable group and contains a plethora of reliable hints and tips for growing vegetables at home. There are 80 inspired, approachable and delicious recipes, each one photographed and ranging from snacks and starters to sides, salads, main dishes and even some baking. A perfect opportunity to purchase now either online, or at a good bookseller near you. 

Scattered throughout are practical and encouraging facts and suggestions aimed at making growing and cooking both easy and fun plus you’ll find lots of lovely images of our schools long with quotes from some of Garden to Table's heroes. Ambassadors Al Brown, Niki Bezzant and Dan Mackay also generously share their thoughts and wisdom.

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Thank you to our National Partners

We would like to thank our National Partner for their ongoing support of both the Trust, and the schools we support. Your partnership is invaluable.