Arts in the kitchen garden

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This story was originally created in response to schools and services expressing concern about continuing to run kitchen garden classes in light of social distancing concerns due to COVID-19. We created seven stories with suggestions for delivering STEMArtsRecipesKnife SkillsLiteracy and Numeracy without the preparing and sharing. 
Our second stage of resources, created for members, delves more deeply into curriculum links and specific topics of interest. Please see our KGP at home collection on the Shared Table. For information on becoming a member head to this page.

Now is the perfect time to slow down and get on top of that wish-list you may not have had time for, and those skills to be perfected, regardless of physical distancing. For those looking for ways to maintain a thriving kitchen garden classroom without the preparing and sharing, we have compiled a list for you below. 

Arts in the kitchen garden

There’s more art in the kitchen garden classroom than just making beautiful food.

  • You could create posters on handwashing and recipes. How about a ratio of how to make a dressing?
  • Get to know your ingredients in depth with botanical drawings or save some seeds from the garden and illustrate your very own seed packet to store it in.
  • Leaf rubbing is always a fun activity and the end result can be used for jar covers, napkins, tablecloths, or even aprons.
  • Why not illustrate and laminate your very own placemats? Create a seasonal produce theme for the placemat or have it double up as a recipe card.

Now is the time to get creative, creative with recycling and using the resources you have, creative with a limit on what you can do in the classroom. There is still so much you can achieve, educate and inspire with.


If you are a Program or member school or service and not sharing food during this time, remember there are other ways we can share! One way is to let us know about all the great work happening in your kitchen and garden on the Shared Table. Remember to take a landscape picture and fill in the details of your activity to let the whole kitchen garden community know what you’re up to. You are able to like and comment on other schools or services’ activities as well and keep connected!

We would like to advise that this information provided is general in nature and not specific. Please check your local government websites to make sure your program can adhere to Health and Safety Practices specific to your area.

For more information and support or to become a member, contact our Support Team on 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543) or 

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