Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden S.A.K.G.
Aims and philosophy of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
The aim of the Kitchen Garden Program is to pleasurably engage and educate young Australians in growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious and healthy food in the belief that these skills and understandings are essential to the development of life-long joyful and healthy eating habits. The Foundation believes that behaviour is much more likely to change if an alternative is seen as pleasurable, positive and possible.
Children across the school spend time in the extensive vegetable garden that they have helped design, build and maintain on the school grounds. They learn about plants, about seed saving, about water management, about compost and soil health and they will also learn about the seasons, about plant varieties, about ripeness and about the connection between care in the garden and flavour on the plate.
Students in years 4-6 will spend one and a half hours twice a termin a purpose-built kitchen preparing and sharing a variety of meals created from their produce.
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program relies solely on the generosity of others to implement the benefits of this Program. We are about to commence the implementation of the Program at Comet Bay Primary School.
For more information on the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program please take a look at the official website at http://www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/