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GTT's 'Dig for Victory' launches at Parliament


Wednesday, May 01, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

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!


Sunday, March 31, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

NADIA LIM’S STAR SHINES LIGHT ON GARDEN TO TABLE, IN NEW SEASON DANCING WITH THE STARS NZ ON THREE. 

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


Wednesday, March 13, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

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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Good food, good friends, great cause.


Friday, February 08, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

We're delighted to launch the Garden to Table 'Garden Parties' fundraiser.   We have the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and beautiful autumn harvests, while helping more children learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food.  For inspiration, have a look at the beautiful feature article about Garden to Table Garden Parties in the latest edition of Your Home and Garden magazine, out in March 2019.

 

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Welcoming our new Garden to Table Ambassador


Saturday, February 02, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

We are excited to announce our new Garden to Table Ambassador, landscape designer Dan Mackay.  

Dan is one of New Zealand’s most renowned landscape designers, most recently known for his appearance as resident landscape and gardening expert on TVNZ’s home and garden makeover reality series HOMEmade.

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

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'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\n 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\n 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 LIM’S STAR SHINES LIGHT ON GARDEN TO TABLE, IN NEW SEASON DANCING WITH THE STARS NZ ON THREE. \n

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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\n o see Nadia in action, and her recent visit to Owairaka School, click \n here!  \n

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National food education charity Garden to Table provides primary school students with essential, hands-on skills so they can grow, harvest, prepare and\n share fresh food. The curriculum-integrated programme provides broad learning opportunities and empowers self-sufficiency, resilience and self-worth\n amongst primary-school-aged children.

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Nadia has chosen to support Garden to Table as her charity as funds raised will enable more students to learn essential food-based life skills. Garden to Table currently operates in 176 primary schools throughout Aotearoa, positively impacting around 23,000 children across years three to six, but there are a further 238,448 children from 1,821 schools who\n are currently missing out.

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Nadia says “The health and wellbeing of our communities is one of my greatest passions and I would love to help arm every child with the skills to access\n and love fresh nutritious food, no matter their circumstances - I see it as a fundamental right of every child. On top of that, I believe the mental\n health benefits from getting outside, connecting with nature and getting away from screens are just as important as the nutrition benefits. Teaching\n kids to love gardening and cooking is absolutely one way that we can give them skills to help look after their mental wellbeing both throughout their\n childhood and beyond into their adult life.”

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Linda Taylor, Executive Officer at Garden to Table Trust says, “Nadia’s ethos surrounding New Zealand’s future of nutrition completely resonates with our\n values, so we’re proud to have her on board. A large portion of the country’s children are being deprived of the opportunity to learn how to plant,\n grow and prepare food. These are essential skills and the chance to learn them should be available to all children. Nadia’s involvement in Dancing\n with the Stars will help us to go some way towards achieving this goal for New Zealand. Our schools will be rooting for Nadia, and we hope our backing\n will help her grab the Glitterball!”

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Garden to Table hopes to raise enough funds to support more communities of higher need, so their students can learn and share these critical life-skills.\n When children are taught how to grow food and cook for themselves, they’re gifted a sustainable and exciting future – something every Kiwi child deserves.\n

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After first gaining New Zealand’s attention as the winner of second series of Master Chef New Zealand, Nadia, a trained dietician, has gone on to become\n one of the country’s most loved personalities. Known for her ‘Nude Food’ philosophy, Nadia has successfully promoted her love for healthy, fresh eating\n and ethical food practices into the Kiwi consciousness. As the co-founder of leading home meal kit delivery service My Food Bag, and her namesake magazine,\n Nadia continues to champion her passion for healthier communities in New Zealand.

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Dancing with the Stars NZ on Three will air on Sundays at 7pm and Mondays at 7.30pm from Sunday 14 April. After each week’s performance, the public will\n be able to vote for Nadia and Garden to Table.

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Be sure to tune in and show your support for Nadia!

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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.

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The research will be conducted in partnership with two Auckland schools; Henderson North School and\n St John the Evangelist Catholic School in Otara.  It is important to note that, while the\n schools are publicly identified, all student data will be collated and anonymised. Currently, the Trust is consulting with researchers from the University\n of Otago, the University of Auckland and Awa Associates, and we are very grateful for their support.

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Over the past 10 years we have received constant feedback from parents, teachers and Principals about the benefits they see from Garden to Table. \n We are excited to be able to formally assess the impact of the programme, as two schools begin their Garden to Table journey.

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Over the next 12 months we will be regularly sharing updates from our research schools, so you can follow their progress as they establish their garden,\n cooking space and Garden to Table programme.  If you are interested in receiving updates from the Garden to Table Evaluation Programme, please\n email info@gardentotable.org.nz.

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We're delighted to launch the Garden to Table 'Garden Parties' fundraiser.   We have\n the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and beautiful autumn harvests, while helping more children learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share\n good food.  For inspiration, have a look at the beautiful feature article about Garden to Table Garden Parties in the latest edition of Your Home and Garden magazine, out in March 2019.

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However you choose to celebrate time with your friends, family and colleagues, a Garden to Table Garden Party is the perfect excuse to come together.\n

We will email you suggested recipes, hints and tips, and send you Garden to Table 'thank you' cards for your guests. We'll help you set up your own\n donation site so your guests can donate to Garden to Table, while you focus on creating a fun event.  Outdoors or indoors, a select few\n friends or a grand affair, we'd love your support to make a difference in the life of a Kiwi child.  Good food, with good friends, for a great\n cause.

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For details and to register your Garden Party, visit our dedicated website at www.gttgardenparties.org.nz.  \n

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We are excited to announce our new Garden to Table Ambassador, landscape designer Dan Mackay.  \n

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Dan is one of New Zealand’s most renowned landscape designers, most recently known for his appearance as resident landscape and gardening expert on TVNZ’s\n home and garden makeover reality series HOMEmade.\n
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For the past 15 years, Dan has brought his wild ideas to life, all of which are unique and tackled with true enthusiasm.  Originally from Timaru,\n Dan travelled the world before settling in Auckland to study horticulture, landscape design and construction. Nowadays, his talent and passion has\n made him a household name to many.  Dan turned his passion in to a career with the launch of his business Ministry of Ground – an Auckland landscaping solutions company that aims to take a different perspective on landscaping its works\n renowned for being a beautiful collision between art and practicality.

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Dan loves to push the boundaries of landscape design with his innovative ideas. However, his dedication to sustainability is what sets him apart from the\n rest. His landscape designs encourage customers to sustain not only themselves but the environment.\n
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In his spare time Dan loves to skateboard with his five children, and tend to his own vegetable garden.\n
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Dan joins existing Garden to Table Ambassadors, Al Brown, and Niki Bezzant, and we are delighted that Dan has agreed to generously donate his time as a Garden to Table Ambassador, despite a hectic work and filming schedule. He has already been a huge hit with students when visiting Garden to Table schools!

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