Our research schools have been very busy in the garden, despite the wet weather! They have sent us through these updates to let us know what they've been working on during term 3, as well as the excitement of filming our new television commercial, produced and aired at no charge to Garden to Table by the MediaWorks foundation. We can't wait to hear about their term 4 journey!
It certainly rained a lot last term, but that didn't stop our keen-bean Garden to Table class at Henderson North School. We grew microgreens in coffee cups, made scarecrows, celebrated Cook Island Language Week and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, sprouted kūmara in water, ran a spud-growing competition and made soup, muffins, fried bread and salads galore. And thanks to the generous support of local businesses and community groups (Westside represent!), we now have four new raised garden beds and a brand spanking new kitchen. Here are the students harvesting their first crop of potatoes today. "It's like digging for buried treasure!" one of the boys said. Rachel, Henderson North School.
And at St John the Evangelist School, term 3 has been a very busy term! Despite many rainy
Fridays we were able to get many things accomplished in the garden. We put down some paver stones to help beautify our garden, but more importantly
to make our work easier on those wet, mucky days. It also gave us a chance to apply our knowledge about area and perimeter. We harvested heaps of silverbeet,
cauliflower, broccoli, parsley, beets and an abundance of lettuce. Our beans have started to grow and we are excited to cook them up in Term 4.
The highlight of our Term 3 harvest was the opportunity it provided to make the most delicious, yummy quiche - that was chock FULL of vegetables! We also were graciously welcomed by Henderson North School where we filmed the second set of promotions for TV3. We were very grateful for the manaakitanga extended to us by Henderson North School. We had a wonderful day where we planted micro greens and got to spend some more time with Al Brown. We are looking very forward to Term 4 - warm weather, plentiful harvest and a host of new dishes to try out! Michele, St John the Evangelist School