Covid-19 Update 1
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Linda Taylor
These are extremely challenging times for our schools and students and, at Garden to Table, we are committed to providing them with as much support as
possible. We are keeping close track of government recommendations and ministry guidelines and, based on the current advice from MPI (attached) we
are encouraging schools to continue with Garden to Table, wherever possible, while maintaining stringent hygiene practices.
There are many benefits for our students in continuing with Garden to Table. Working in the garden supports mental health and encourages mindfulness, and also provides the opportunity for physical activity while maintaining physical distance.
Cooking classes encourage resilience and a feeling of control in our students, while we are surrounded by a situation beyond our control. Students can learn recipes that they can recreate at home, helping to support their family
and whānau with their cooking skills should self-isolation prove necessary. Sharing a meal together also provides another opportunity for us to connect
authentically with our students.
2000 donating $20 in 2020. Will you join us?
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Linda Taylor
Every child in NZ deserves to learn good food skills.
But to reach every child we need your help. Join us on the 2020 movement!
Just $20 supports our vision of every child in NZ having access to Garden to Table’s food education programme; getting kids in the garden and kitchen,
growing, preparing, cooking and sharing meals they make, together. Our goal is 2000 kiwis donating $20 in 2020. Everyone
who donates $20, whether it be a one-off donation or monthly, comes along for the ride with us for 2020– and will get updates about Garden to Table's
work in schools, garden tips, recipes, spot prizes and special opportunities, including going in the draw to win a place at Al Brown's table - as we get closer and closer to hitting the 2000 mark.🌱 Click on the DONATE button, and be part of the journey to better health for thousands of children all over NZ. Your donation really DOES make a difference.
And don't forget to leave your email address so we can keep in touch!
Good friends sharing good food, for a great cause.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 | Linda Taylor
Be into win a place for you and a friend at Al Brown’s table when you host your own Garden to Table Garden Party in
March! It's a fun and creative way you can support children as they learn to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh food in primary
schools all around NZ.
Money raised from the 2020 Garden to Table Garden Parties will help us train and support
primary schools throughout Aotearoa to begin, and deliver, their Garden to Table programme. With your help, we can make sure the next generation understands
where their food comes from, how to grow it, prepare it, and enjoy sharing it, learning skills they need to sustain and nourish them for a lifetime.
Garden to Table in Education Gazette
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 | Linda Taylor
Wondering how the Garden to Table programme works?
You can read about the Garden to Table programme at Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay, which has featured in the Ministry of Educations' 'Education Gazette',
which shows how their Garden to Table programme is fully integrated across all aspects of school life. You can read their story here.
Bounty: Cooking with Vegetables, finalist in book awards!
Friday, November 08, 2019 | Linda Taylor
We're delighted that the wonderful book BOUNTY: Cooking with vegetables has been announced
as a finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals book awards, announced
in New York! Written by our co-founder and chairperson Catherine Bell, Bounty is a beautifully designed and photographed book all about cooking and growing vegetables. More than a recipe book, each chapter focuses on a specific vegetable group and contains a plethora of reliable hints and tips for growing vegetables
at home. There are 80 inspired, approachable and delicious recipes, each one photographed and ranging from snacks and starters to sides, salads, main
dishes and even some baking. A perfect opportunity to purchase now either online, or at a good bookseller near you.
Scattered throughout are practical and encouraging facts and suggestions aimed at making growing and cooking both easy and fun plus you’ll find lots of
lovely images of our schools long with quotes from some of Garden to Table's heroes. Ambassadors Al Brown, Niki Bezzant and Dan Mackay also generously
share their thoughts and wisdom.