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Garden to Table is changing the way children think about food

The Garden to Table programme is changing the way children approach and think about food. 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.  Please explore our website to find out more about Garden to Table, how we work with schools, and ways you can get involved.

Garden to Table at Home

For the past decade Garden to Table has championed the kitchen and garden as real-world, authentic learning spaces.  As we experience this COVID-19 lockdown and look towards the start of Term 2, we are offering parents and households a discounted 6-month membership to Garden to Table's full suite of curriculum, garden and kitchen resources. Usually only available to schools, you can now access a range of resources and activities linked to all 8 learning areas in the NZ primary school curriculum. You will also receive weekly emails with tips, links and additional resources you may find helpful in this challenging time.

The discounted subscription price of $49.00+gst will help to support the Garden to Table Trust during what is for us, as for many charities, a challenging financial time. You can join Garden to Table by clicking hereOnce we have received your membership we will email you your login details within 12 hours.

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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 in the Ministry of Educations' 'Education Gazette', which 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 Partner

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.