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Root to Tip is back for 2019!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

We are delighted to announce that, with the support of Rabobank, Root to Tip will once again see kiwi kids cooking up a storm in 2019!  The competition is open to all year 5 and 6 students in NZ, with entries opening soon! Working in teams of two, they design two dishes with a focus on seasonality and reducing food waste, using vegetables all the way from their root to their tip!

Great prizes are up for grabs including $1000 in a Rabobank NoticeSaver account for each of the two overall winners! Along the way children will have a chance to get creative in the kitchen and cook their dishes alongside great kiwi chefs all around New Zealand.

Read more…

"Be with a Tree" and make a fruit crumble!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

This year Garden to Table is collaborating with Forest & Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club as a partner in their 'Be With A Tree' promotion, which runs from 31 May-9 June. There is a series of 10 tree-related challenges for kids to complete over the 10 day period: https://kcc.org.nz/be-with-a-tree/.  Our challenge is to find a tree that provides us with food, and make a fruit crumble. Hopefully that and some of the other challenges will prompt great conversations with children about where they might find particular kinds of trees at school, around their neighbourhood (in backyards, parks or the bush), or further afield in places like orchards or botanic gardens.

We encourage everyone to embrace these challenges to #bewithatree next month!  Click to view  a new fruit crumble recipe which Garden to Table has produced for this promotion.  Enjoy!

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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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We are delighted to announce that, with the support of Rabobank, Root to Tip will once again see kiwi kids cooking up a\n storm in 2019!  The competition is open to all year 5 and 6 students in NZ, with entries opening soon! Working\n in teams of two, they design two dishes with a focus on seasonality and reducing food waste, using vegetables all the way from their root to their\n tip!

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Great prizes are up for grabs including $1000 in a Rabobank NoticeSaver\n account for each of the two overall winners! Along the way children will have a chance to get creative in the kitchen and cook their dishes\n alongside great kiwi chefs all around New Zealand.

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What creative recipes can your kids come up with? Entries and recipe submissions are open from 17 June to 1 July. For\n all the latest information and to see all the fun from Root to Tip 2018, head to www.roottotip.org.nz\n

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We encourage everyone to embrace these challenges to #bewithatree next\n month!  Click to view\n  a new fruit crumble recipe which Garden to Table has produced for this promotion.  Enjoy!

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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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