Plant the first seed of a kitchen garden program
Would you like your child or community to discover the benefits of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal, delicious food? You can help plant the first seed of a kitchen garden program at a school or early learning centre in a few simple steps.
Do you have a question? Call 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1: Discover the benefits of a kitchen garden program
There's heaps of information about the benefits of pleasurable food education on the Foundation website. Here's a few links to get you started:
- Pleasurable Food Education webpage (Scroll down for proof it works.)
- Pleasurable Food Education Starter Pack
- Search the Kitchen Garden Community map to find your local kitchen garden schools and centres, and give them a call or plan a visit.
Step 2 : Get in touch
The Foundation is here to help all schools and centres get a kitchen garden program off the ground. Here's a few ideas for getting started:
- The Kitchen Garden Classroom is a membership package that provides access to resources, discounts, an online community and ongoing support.
- Delivering Kitchen Garden Classes is a hands-on professional development workshop that provides the ideal introduction to running a kitchen garden program.
- The Getting Started Guide print publication and Getting Started online course are great ways to learn the basics of pleasurable food education.
- If you are in Victoria, check out the Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package, which includes Kitchen Garden Classroom membership, as well as training, resources and support.
Step 3: Start a conversation
Start talking to anyone and everyone, such as teachers, parents and community members, about the benefits of a kitchen garden program. Once you have a groundswell of support, present your ideas to the school or centre leadership. The Foundation has some great tips on how to make your presentation a huge success.
Step 4: Get the ball rolling
You’ll be amazed at the support you can generate for a kitchen garden program once you get the ball rolling.
Remember – each school and centre designs a kitchen garden program to suit its own needs. Questions about how the program will be staffed, what infrastructure is required, which year levels will participate, and how often classes will run are for the school or centre to decide, but you can plant the first seed!
Any questions? Contact our friendly Support Team on 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543) or email@example.com