Brisbane- Delivering Kitchen Garden Classes

This introductory, one-day training gives educators practical skills and experience as they learn how to integrate a kitchen garden program into their school or centre, and deliver engaging, successful pleasurable food education to their students. Delivering Kitchen Garden Classes is suitable for anyone new to pleasurable food education, including Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary educators. It is also beneficial for Kitchen Garden Program Schools with new or additional staff to train. It incorporates hands-on, skills-based instruction in the kitchen and garden learning spaces, giving attendees everything they need to confidently deliver pleasurable food education.


Training objectives:

  • Understand what pleasurable food education is. 
  • Gain core garden skills and understand how to deliver a garden class.
  • Develop core kitchen skills and understand how to deliver a kitchen class.
  • Explore the educational resources available including print and digital materials.
  • Plan and sequence learning that is appropriate to your context.
  • Ask all the questions you need to regarding delivering your kitchen garden program.

The pricing structure is as follows:

  • Kitchen Garden Program Schools: $205
  • Kitchen Garden Classroom members:  $265
  • Non-members: $650 (contact us at the Support Centre to register, details below.)
The Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity. From 1 July 2018 the price of professional development will go up by 5% to meet the increased costs of delivering training. Each participant’s fee is a partial contribution only and does not fully cover the costs of training. The last price adjustment was in 2015.

Additional notes

Training outcomes Early Childhood Educators:

This course is intended to support the implementation of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) National Quality Standards.

Completing Delivering Kitchen Garden Classes reinforces the following elements:

  • 1.1.1 Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.
  • 2.1.3 Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.
  • 3.2.3 The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible.
  • 6.2.3 The service builds relationships and engages with its community.

Primary and Secondary Teachers:

The outcomes of this course are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Completing Delivering Kitchen Garden Classes will contribute evidence towards 5.0 hours of accredited professional development in maintaining the following standards:

  • 2.2 – Content selection and organisation
  • 3.2 – Plan structure and sequence learning programs
  • 3.4 – Select and use resources
  • 4.2 – Manage classroom activities 
  • 6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice.

Any questions? Please just contact the Support Centre on 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543) or