The Foundation’s new book has everything you need to plan and run a successful kitchen garden program for the early primary years.
Kitchen Garden Syllabus for Primary (Years F–2): Book 1 has been designed to help younger students experience fresh, seasonal, delicious food through hands-on gardening and cooking activities.
With a focus on skills-building via practical, engaging learning, this book aims for students to have fun while developing lifelong positive food habits.
In the kitchen, children use seasonal vegetables to create delicious Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), and make up a batch of Tonkatsu (Bulldog Sauce) to serve on the side. Out in the garden, children play with mud to make seed spheres while learning about germination, or they make a bug hotel to attract pollinators to the garden.
The F–2 Syllabus includes full sets of seasonal garden activities and recipes – including tips and advice on what needs to be prepared ahead of classes – and is designed to be adaptable and flexible.
It is organised into eight themed sessions suitable for the younger primary student.
You can follow the sessions step-by-step to take the guesswork out of preparing and planning, or you can pick and choose from the many activities on offer and be inspired by new ways to build or extend your kitchen garden program.
Whichever way you choose, you are sure to build your confidence in delivering pleasurable food education.
The F–2 Syllabus is the ideal prequel to the Foundation’s successful Kitchen Garden Syllabus for Primary (Years 3–6) series.
Year 2 students from Montmorency Primary School were some of the first to try out recipes and garden activities from the new F-2 Syllabus. To see them in action watch the video below, and scroll through the gallery of images above.
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