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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.

GTT's 'Dig for Victory' launches at Parliament

We had a very exciting morning at Parliament, planting the first 'Dig for Victory' gardens. We were delighted that the Speaker, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, supported our suggestion to dig up the parliament lawn for a productive vegetable garden, showing that you can grow vegetables anywhere!  Click here to read the write-up in the Dominion Post.

'Dig for Victory' was a successful wartime campaign that reignited vegetable gardening across New Zealand. We're hoping to do the same in 2019, together with support from Parliament, the American Embassy, the Royal NZ RSA, and local schools. The gardens will be tended over the winter so, if you're in Wellington, you are welcome to stroll through and have a look. We'll be celebrating with a harvest event later in the year, so stay tuned!

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Nadia's dancing for Garden to Table!


Remember to vote!  Text NADIA to 3333.  Celebrity chef, entrepreneur and mother, Nadia Lim, is slipping on her dancing shoes to take on the upcoming season of Three’s Dancing with the Stars NZ – and she’s dancing for Kiwi charity Garden to Table.  You can listen to Nadia talking with Jesse Mulligan about Garden to Table or, t o see Nadia in action, and her recent visit to Owairaka School, click here! 

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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.

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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.