Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Autumn in the Kitchen Garden
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program is an integral part of Elwood Primary School and allows for parents, volunteers, teachers and students to all work together to develop a more sustainable future for our world. The program's aim, led by our garden and kitchen specialists, is to develop lifelong healthier and happier eating habits in children by having them grow, harvest, prepare and share delicious and healthy food.
All students in Years 3 & 4 participate in the program enjoying both a kitchen and a garden session each week. Their weekly kitchen session culminates in everyone sharing a vegetarian meal.
The program helps children learn; new language to describe foods, plants, textures and flavours; use maths to measure and weigh; to work as a team; to develop greater self-confidence; to develop awareness of the environment, sustainability and plant diversity.
EPS volunteers work alongside our teachers and specialists with small groups of students in the garden, in the kitchen or both. All volunteers are required to have a 'Working with Children Check' for more information use the link on our home page.
At the beginning of every year there will be a Volunteer's Information Evening which all new volunteers are required to attend.
More information about the program can be found at http://www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/
Kitchen Garden Volunteer Roster : Booking Code D2TFT