Garden delights

At Collingwood College the kids are given the wonderful opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegies in the school gardens and are then taught how to prepare the seasonal produce as delicious dishes in a program started by Australian Icon Stephanie Alexander. Imagine if all schools had similar programmes. This seems to be one good reason to move to Collingwood.
And on a similar note, The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California.

14 Responses to “Garden delights”

  1. julietesei@yahoo.com

    Just terrific! I think that kitchen coordinator has one of the best jobs in the world!
    What are you planning to cook with Amelia when she’s old enough?

  2. stefyau@yahoo.com

    I was in charge of a school garden when I was 11. It was fun. We grew all sorts of things and sent people home with tomatoes and chilli and sweet potatoes. We didn’t have the budget for a school kitchen but it was still wonderful watching the garden grow.

  3. i.am@fivefeetflat.com

    Went thru that. What’s so annoying about it is that it was on herbal plants. We had limited grounds that could really be good for planting root crops or what. Btw, did you know the Japanese Mint smells like guava.. or did I get that wrong? lol
    What I really want to experience is the parenting and marriage thing that you see in the television as projects in school. Do they give that out in Australia as well?

  4. kate_pop@hotmail.com

    On my way to work (in Colingwood) I catch the train with many little kids. They are all very individual with various Brunswick street stylings…Know I know where these little groovers spend their day!

  5. kate_pop@hotmail.com

    On my way to work (in Colingwood) I catch the train with many little kids. They are all very individual with various Brunswick street stylings…Know I know where these little groovers spend their day!

  6. gayla@yougrowgirl.com

    I think it is great that more and more schools are adopting this kind of curriculum. The best learning comes through work that feels like play.

  7. sduffca@yahoo.ca

    My last comment didn’t appear so I will try again. What a wonderful way to learn about respecting our fragile world! Hands on is such a great way to go. I wish it was happening at more places.

  8. darren@phuture.orgw

    Its a great school. I live quite close and hear about it heaps and its generally good comments.
    I have a friend who does volunteer work in the kitchen….

    its great

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