WELCOME TO GARDEN TO TABLE!
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 Evaluation Programme
With support from The Tindall Foundation and MediaWorks Foundation, Garden to Table Trust will undertake an evaluation of the Garden to Table programme in 2019 and 2020. The aim of this research is threefold; to investigate the impact of Garden to Table on childhood food literacy, academic achievement and social outcomes.
The research will be conducted in partnership with two Auckland schools; Henderson North School and St John the Evangelist Catholic School in Otara. It is important to note that, while the schools are publicly identified, all student data will be collated and anonymised. Currently, the Trust is consulting with researchers from the University of Otago, the University of Auckland and Awa Associates, and we are very grateful for their support.
Good food, good friends, great cause.
We're delighted to launch the Garden to Table 'Garden Parties' fundraiser. We have the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and beautiful autumn harvests, while helping more children learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food. For inspiration, have a look at the beautiful feature article about Garden to Table Garden Parties in the latest edition of Your Home and Garden magazine, out in March 2019.
Welcoming our new Garden to Table Ambassador
We are excited to announce our new Garden to Table Ambassador, landscape designer Dan Mackay.
Dan is one of New Zealand’s most renowned landscape designers, most recently known for his appearance as resident landscape and gardening expert on TVNZ’s
home and garden makeover reality series HOMEmade.