We had a special visitor to Kitchen Garden this week. Brownie the Sussex hen joined us for lessons along with her four chicks; B1, B2, Marcia and Stripe! All the students got to have a cuddle with a chick and patted a very patient Brownie who really enjoyed scratching for worms under the eggplant bushes.
Our junior chef’s made citrus and coconut slice (from Kitchen Garden recipe book ‘Cooking Creations’.) This slice is super easy to make and can be made gluten free if desired.
Classes planted lots of corn seeds into the beds and filled wheelbarrows with weeds. Parent helpers were amazed to see just how quickly our vegetables have grown. Next week we will have a bumper crop of Asian greens to harvest and turn into something delicious.
Soon we will have a brand new storage shed to store all of our tools and equipment in. The slab is already down next to the block wall adjacent the Prep building and our wonderful maintenance staff will be assembling the shed in the near future. This will mean that everything we need will be close on hand and better organized.
Until next fortnight, Happy gardening!
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Gardener Coordinator