Week 1 saw us welcome our new Preppies into Kitchen Garden where they had a tour of the garden and learnt where everything is. The rules of Kitchen Garden were established; rules such as ‘Don’t open the compost bins without an adult with you’ were quickly added to; ‘because there could be crocodiles in them!”
The Preppies finished their lesson with a nice cold piece of watermelon fresh from my farm.
Year 1s and 2s were put straight to work in the garden pulling weeds, composting, fertilizing and mulching the garden beds in readiness for new seedlings which we will begin planting next week. The cooks made a delicious chicken and corn noodle soup (from the cookbook) using corn that was harvested last year from the garden and frozen. Cobs of corn were simply stripped and placed straight into freezer bags for use then defrosted as required.
Don’t forget to check out our fantastic Kitchen Garden website which is updated weekly with tips, nutritional information and photos of our gorgeous gardeners and budding chef’s: http://www.gccckitchengarden.com.au
Kitchen garden relies on volunteer help each week for the classes to run smoothly and so the children get the full benefit of the program. If you are able to help out in your child’s class we would love to see you there. It is a great way to meet new people and become a part of your child’s education experience and above everything else it’s FUN!!! Please email me if you are able to help or want to know more about the program.
Yours in gardening and cooking,
Mandy Ward (Kitchen Garden Coordinator), Mandy.firstname.lastname@example.org