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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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Garden to Table in Education Gazette


Friday, February 01, 2019   |   Linda Taylor

Wondering how the Garden to Table programme works?

Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay recently featured in the Education Gazette, and showed how their Garden to Table programme is fully integrated across all aspects of school life. You can read their story here.

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Garden to Table Christmas Appeal


Thursday, December 06, 2018   |   Linda Taylor

We're all likely to spend a few $10's over the next few weeks. There's the 'Secret Santa' we have to buy for work, a couple of boxes of chocolates, and a Christmas card or two.

Today, we're asking you to consider sharing $10 that will make a difference for a young child. $ 10 that will help us offer Garden to Table to a child within a school, for a year.

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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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Wondering how the Garden to Table programme works?\n

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Haumoana School in Hawke's Bay recently featured in the Education Gazette, and showed how their Garden to Table programme is fully integrated across all\n aspects of school life. You can read their story here.

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We're all likely to spend a few $10's over the next few weeks. There's the 'Secret Santa' we have to buy for work, a couple of boxes of chocolates, and a Christmas card or two. \n

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Today, we're asking you to consider sharing $10 that will make a difference for a young child. \n $\n 10 that will help us offer Garden to Table to a child within a school, for a year. \n

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A year of learning to love, grow and cook fresh fruit and vegetables which, we know, can make a long-term impact on health.

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But Garden to Table is more than just a food education programme. You will also be giving a child the chance to find out that, actually, they can be\n pretty good at maths. Or science. Or English. $10 that can change the way they view themselves, what they can do, and what they are capable of.

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Why Garden to Table? We hear all the time that \"Garden to Table day is our favourite day of the week\" and that, for some children,\n it's what gets them to school that day. For others, it's the chance to have proper meal. And there's no stigma attached. Everyone sits down and\n enjoys what they've made, together. Sharing a sense of pride and achievement.

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“I call Garden to Table a Happy Programme. It brings great joy for all involved; students, volunteers and school staff who partake. Take a picture of a Garden to Table session and you will see all the bright smiles and happy faces.” Simon, Kitchen Specialist.\n

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But we need help to be there. $10 will help us support a child, providing the resources, training and contact to get their Garden to Table programme\n up and running.

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We can't do it without you.\n

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