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Following the evaluation journey of Henderson North School and St John the Evangelist Catholic School, as they begin their Garden to Table programmes.

Our new TV ad, featuring our schools!


Monday, May 13, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

Our New TV commercial, with Al Brown

We were excited to see our new TV commercial launch on TV3 and other MediaWorks channels on Sunday 12 May.  Our Ambassador Al Brown donates his time to Garden to Table and, as a MediaWorks National Partner, MediaWorks produce and air our commercial for us without cost, so we are both fortunate and grateful.

Read more…

And Welcome to St John the Evangelist School!


Thursday, May 09, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

Welcome to St John the Evangelist Catholic School!

St John is a decile 1 school in Otara, Auckland, with a student community that is 95% Pasifika.  They also started their Garden to Table journey late in term 1 by weeding the raised garden beds ready for planting.  

Read more…

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Our New TV commercial, with Al Brown\n

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We were excited to see our new TV commercial launch on TV3 and other MediaWorks channels on Sunday 12 May.  Our Ambassador Al Brown donates his time\n to Garden to Table and, as a MediaWorks National Partner, MediaWorks produce and air our commercial for us without cost, so we are both fortunate and\n grateful.

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The students had a fantastic time working with the TV crew and Al to make the advert, although they did begin to realise that TV work involves a lot of\n waiting around.  And also, TV directors like to film a scene more than once, which may involve replanting all the weeds that you have just weeded\n from the garden!  

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We will be filming a further TV commercial later in the year as we revisit the schools to see their Garden to Table programmes in action, but we'll be\n posting monthly updates here so you can track the schools' progress throughout the year.

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You can watch our TV commercial below.  Enjoy!\n

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Welcome to St John the Evangelist Catholic School!\n

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St John is a decile 1 school in Otara, Auckland, with a student community that is 95% Pasifika.  They also started their Garden to Table journey late\n in term 1 by weeding the raised garden beds ready for planting.  

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Like Henderson North, the arrival of the TV cameras created much excitement, with some of the students recognising Garden to Table Ambassador Al Brown\n from their knife skills videos, viewed the day before!  However, they soon realised that filming for TV can be a pretty boring business, with\n lots of waiting around.

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The TV show The Project was also at the school filming, so we're looking forward to seeing more about St John on TV soon.  

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