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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. Learn more...
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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.
Garden to Table now in the Bay of Plenty
We're delighted to welcome our new Programme Coordinator in the Bay of Plenty, Andrea Green.
A Tauranga local, Andrea has joined the Garden to Table team to provide support to schools in the area who want to join the Garden to Table Full Programme. Andrea also manages Garden to Table's collaboration with two local organisations, Good Neighbour Trust who, as one of their services, provide raised garden beds to schools, and PiPS, who provide gardening classes at local schools.
Garden to Table in Education Gazette
Wondering how the Garden to Table programme works?
Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay recently featured in the Education Gazette, and showed how their Garden to Table programme is fully integrated across all aspects of school life. You can read their story here.
Getting kids to eat their veges key part of ending childhood obesity
Getting kids to make brave food choices with fresh, healthy food they grow, harvest and prepare is part of the mission of the Empower food education programme, which is marking World Obesity Day on 11 October with two great vegetarian pizza recipes - one with a cauliflower base and the other for recommended tasty toppings all kids will love making and eating.
The Empower programme, run by not-for-profit partners Garden to Table and Life Education Trust, equips Kiwi kids with practical, hands-on knowledge about nutrition and growing food. It was launched in March this year and already, schools all over the country have signed up.