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.
Latest news from the Garden to Table Trust.
Announcing The Great NZ Seedling Sale!
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Linda Taylor
Announcing the winners of the T&G Young Gardener Awards 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Linda Taylor
From the rolling hills of Wainui to the fertile soils of north Canterbury and the crisper climate of Invercargill, we've unearthed NZ's best school gardens, and young gardeners!
More than 130 entries were received from 45 primary schools in the eagerly contested 2018 awards, nearly doubling the number of entries received in last year’s competition.
Our huge thanks to our National Growing Partner, T&G Global, for their continued support of Garden to Table, and the Young Gardener Awards.
The Great Potato Bag Fundraiser
Thursday, September 06, 2018 | Linda Taylor
Here's a great way to get your children or grandchildren (or co-workers or clients!) involved in growing vegetables, plus you can have some fun and support Garden to Table along the way! We're delighted to launch our first Great Potato Bag Fundraiser. Each Potato Bag Kit includes a fantastic, orange felt grow bag, a 1.5kg bag of seed potatoes generously donated by Tui Garden Products, a delicious potato recipe by our Ambassador Al Brown, and all you need to know about growing potatoes in time for summer.
HOW TO BUY: Click here to purchase online, and we will send to you anywhere in the country. If you're in Auckland: You can pop into your local Farro store and purchase straight away.
Our Amazing Root to Tip Winners
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 | Linda Taylor
We're delighted to announce that Holly and Madyson, from Parua Bay School in Northland, are the winners of the RaboDirect Root to Tip Cooking Competition for 2018. To see what our 10 regional winning teams got up to on the day, have a look at this fantastic video created by RaboDirect, to help everyone remember the day.
Head judge, Garden to Table Ambassador Al Brown, says the winning dishes of a veggie patch burger with ribbon fries and sweet and spice apple delight,
were “bold in flavour, presented beautifully, and left next to no food wastage in its preparation,” which were all key factors in deciding the competition
Be part of the NZ Flower and Garden Show in 2018!
Monday, July 02, 2018 | Linda Taylor
Garden to Table are once again delighted to be partnering with the NZ Flower & Garden Show to run the very popular school garden section of the show. In 2017 eight Primary schools took part and had a fantastic time designing and planting, four gardens (pictured) even won a Gold award from the judges! This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage creativity and showcase your school in a unique way.
Each participating school is provided a 4.8X4.8mtr garden bed with a raised 300mm border in which to create their original edible garden design.This year we are delighted that NZ Flower & Garden show is also donating some tickets to each participating school.
- Garden design must include edible plants \n
- Rear Backdrop (provided) must be designed and painted (paint kindly supplied by Resene) \n
- Schools are free to create their own design, however designs should be student-led, not parent/teacher designed. \n
Let your kids imagination run riot!We will provide feedback on these designs and provide advice as to how to bring your ideas to life.We have the support\n of Tui, Resene, Central Landscape supplies, Zealandia, Waimea nurseries, Gellerts, Hire plants and more to come!\n
This year we also have the support of our new gardening ambassador Dan McKay – Dan will be onsite at times during construction to offer advice and more\n – watch this space!\n
Key dates –\n
Design submissions due – September\n
Construction begins – Tuesday 20th November\n
Media Day – Tuesday 27th November\n
Show opens – Wednesday 28th November\n
Show closes – Sunday 2nd December\n
Pack down – Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th December\n
How much time will it take?\n
Exhibiting at the show is a commitment but this is balanced by how much the kids and school community get out of it.We recommend 2 hours for design, 2-4\n days for painting, construction and planting and additionally there will be media opportunities which you are encouraged to attend.Finally, don’t forget\n to reserve a day and some lovely parent volunteers to assist with your pack down.\n
For more information about the show visit – www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz\n
If your school would like to know more about exhibiting at the NZ Flower & Garden Show, please contact me now – firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to phone me on Ph:021 955 411\n
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- Announcing The Great NZ Seedling Sale!
- Announcing the winners of the T&G Young Gardener Awards 2018
- The Great Potato Bag Fundraiser
- Our Amazing Root to Tip Winners
- Be part of the NZ Flower and Garden Show in 2018!
- Welcoming our new Garden to Table Ambassador
- Young Gardener Awards are open!
- Garden to Table in Education Gazette
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