Rachel Clare - Garden Specialist
Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Linda Taylor
Profile: Rachel Clare – Garden Specialist at Henderson North School
How long have you been involved in Garden to Table? I'm the Garden Specialist at Henderson North School in Waitakere. Our school
began our Garden to Table journey last year. Before we moved to Henderson, my oldest son, Billy, was a student at Owairaka District School in Mt Albert.
A legendary Garden to Table school, I was so inspired by the way Garden to Table is an integral part of the school's identity and how it enriches their
curriculum. They have gardens all over the school that reflect the diverse cultural identities of the students. They even sell kawakawa ointment made
from plants in their rongoa garden! After we shifted to Henderson, I raved about the programme to our deputy principal at Henderson North, and the
next year we joined the programme. As a plantaholic and garden writer, I put up my hand to be the garden specialist.
Announcing The Great NZ Seedling Sale!
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Linda Taylor
Schools are always looking for ways to meet the costs of their Garden to Table programme, So, to help, we created The Great NZ Seedling Sale!,
We therefore wanted to create an event that would allow schools to fundraise for their Garden to Table sessions in their local community, with our support.
The first Great NZ Seedling Sale is taking place during the last weekend in October (27 & 28 October) and schools all over the country have been busy growing seedlings to sell to their local community, with all funds feeding back into the school's programme. Our
wonderful Seedling Sale Sponsors, Tui, Gardena, Kings Seeds and Biogrow, have all provided schools with product to grow their seedlings,
meaning all funds raised are able to directly support the students in the kitchen and garden.
Foraging for the top prize, by Kristin Mooney
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Linda Taylor
When it comes to mealtime at the Rickit household, it’s often the kids in charge - and if 10 year old Oliver has anything to say about it, he’s at the
chopping board making lasagne, curries...or shepherd’s pie, a dish he first made at age 6. “I’ve kinda just got it in my blood.” Inspired by his grandfather,
who was a chef in the Airforce, Oliver is a shining example of what passion set on fire looks like at a young age. His passion for cooking knows no
end, from foraging the local forests for nuts and mushrooms, to perfecting a roux and practicing his knife and presentation skills. Oliver is obsessed
with the entire process of making delicious food from scratch. He talks about cooking with a knowledge, maturity and confidence of someone much older.
Oliver is quite clear on his future career, he wants to be a chef. This is what prompted him to enter the Garden to Table Root to Tip cooking competition
with his friend Nathan. The competition is designed to get kids inspired to cook creatively with seasonal fruits and vegetables whilst also minimizing
waste.When asked what would be his favourite food to make at his restaurant in the future he replied “pizza and flatbreads” without hesitation. Oliver
loves watching MasterChef and follows their movements and preparation techniques carefully. His skill has matured to the point where he has gotten
the base recipes down pat and is now trying out different combinations of flavours and getting creative.
Garden to Table at Home
Sunday, April 01, 2018 | Linda Taylor
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 here. Once
we have received your membership we will email you your login details within 12 hours.
Spring bites, Niki Bezzant
Friday, September 22, 2017 | Linda Taylor
Niki Bezzant is a Garden to Table ambassador. She is a food and nutrition writer, media commentator and Editor-at-Large of Healthy Food Guide.
Spring has sprung! What are your favourite spring veges?