It is difficult to believe that the end of term has arrived. Time flies when you are having fun and what fun we have had in the last fortnight.
It is wonderful to see how the children’s palettes have developed over the course of the past semester. Chefs made a healthy chicken and bok choy stir fry which was laced with lots of ginger, garlic and sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) and I was delighted to see (as were many of our wonderful volunteers) that most children ate the stir fry with many wanting seconds and thirds!
Lots of broad bean and pea seedlings were planted into our garden bed. The seeds were planted last fortnight by the Preps and were big enough to be planted out into the beds.
The Year 3s joined us on Wednesday for their end of term lesson. We made damper and butter from scratch to tie in with the classes’ term theme of ‘then and now’. Once the work was done we played some old fashioned games while waiting for our damper to cook. The Year 3s were also put to work weeding and giving our beds and paths a final tidy up for the holidays.
I would like to thank all our lovely volunteers who have helped out in KG, especially those of you who get ‘thrown in the deep end’. If any one is able to come in during the holidays and do some watering, weeding or maintenance please let me know.
Don’t forget to check out our KG website www.gccckitchengarden.com.au for lots of photos and for the recipes from lessons.
Enjoy you holidays, stay safe and happy gardening!
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Coordinator