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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 now 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.

Please explore our website to find out more about Garden to Table.

Introducing the Ten Million Meals Project

What if every primary school in New Zealand had one year level taking part in Garden to Table?

The simple answer is that students all over New Zealand would grow, harvest, prepare, share and enjoy 10 Million garden-inspired Meals, each and every year.

This is what we hope to achieve over the next five years, with your help. Not only will children eat fresh, nourishing food each week, but they will also learn skills that will last a lifetime. We strongly believe that Garden to Table can be part of a sustainable, exciting future, focused on the health and wellbeing of our young people.

The Great Potato Bag Fundraiser

Here's a great way to get your children or grandchildren (or co-workers or clients!)  involved in growing vegetables, plus you can have some fun and support Garden to Table along the way!  We're delighted to launch our first Great Potato Bag Fundraiser.  Each Potato Bag Kit includes a fantastic, orange felt grow bag, a 1.5kg bag of seed potatoes generously donated by Tui Garden Products, a delicious potato recipe by our Ambassador Al Brown, and all you need to know about growing potatoes in time for summer. 

HOW TO BUY:  Click here to purchase online, and we will send to you anywhere in the country.   If you're in Auckland: You can pop into your local Farro store and purchase straight away.  

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Our Amazing Root to Tip Winners

We're delighted to announce that Holly and Madyson, from Parua Bay School in Northland, are the winners of the RaboDirect Root to Tip Cooking Competition for 2018  To see what our 10 regional winning teams got up to on the day, have a look at this fantastic video created by RaboDirect, to help everyone remember the day.  

Head judge, Garden to Table Ambassador Al Brown, says the winning dishes of a veggie patch burger with ribbon fries and sweet and spice apple delight, were “bold in flavour, presented beautifully, and left next to no food wastage in its preparation,” which were all key factors in deciding the competition winners.

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Be part of the NZ Flower and Garden Show in 2018!

Garden to Table are once again delighted to be partnering with the NZ Flower & Garden Show to run the very popular school garden section of the show.  In 2017 eight Primary schools took part and had a fantastic time designing and planting, four gardens (pictured) even won a Gold award from the judges! This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage creativity and showcase your school in a unique way.

Each participating school is provided a 4.8X4.8mtr garden bed with a raised 300mm border in which to create their original edible garden design.This year we are delighted that NZ Flower & Garden show is also donating some tickets to each participating school.

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Thank you to our National Partners

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