It was a very hot morning for our last Garden to Table session for Term 1! We harvested our kumara, set the rat traps and worked on adding layers to our ‘lasagne garden’. The busy bees in the kitchen made a delicious beetroot leaf pesto, salad of the imagination and some flat bread. Fabulous fun was had by all. Mahi pai, Room 1 and THANK YOU to our amazing parents who have supported us in the garden and the kitchen! 🤩🌻😊
The Room 1 tamariki were thrilled to be back in the garden and the kitchen for our first garden to table session of 2023 🤩🌻
On the menu was cucumber salad, bean pasta and feijoa and apple crumble. YUM! The gardeners kept busy planting seeds, weeding, watering and harvesting. Awesome mahi, Room 1!!
Wednesday 15th February hosted the start of Garden to Table with our Room 4 learners. Watering certainly wasn't a problem this summer and the kitchen crew had an array of produce to work with. The garden team planted seeds for winter, harvested and undertook some weeding. In the kitchen, our learners cooked up a meal of vegetable and cheese fritters, salad with a tasty dressing, and rice bubble and marshmallow slice. If the empty plates were anything to go by, the mahi (work) in the kitchen paid off!
WOW! Room 4 learners are AMAZING! Keen, enthusiastic and ready to learn whether in the kitchen or the garden. So much mahi. So much effort. So much enthusiasm!
Raspberry patch planted, preparation for our new garden bed - corn 🤔, painting garden shed signs, planting a citrus grove, slug hunting😠, turning of the compost, skilled knife cutting and a visit to India at Garden to Table 🌱Plates empty!
WOW Room 4! What a great start to Garden to Table. Keen, interested learners whether in the kīhini (kitchen) or out in the mahinga kai (garden).
Through the ‘Garden to Table’ programme Whakamarama School aims to teach our learners the essential skills they need to be food-resilient. We wish to see our learners enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Our purpose, along with the ‘Garden to Table’ programme, is to empower our children with a love of good, fresh food and the skills they need to grow and prepare it; that will have a transformative and lifelong impact on their health and wellbeing.
Our Garden to Table programme commenced with our learners on Wednesday 26th May. WOW! What an amazing start.
The garden and the kitchen hummed with motivation, engagement and interest from our Room 2 learners (trial class). From the mahi came the kai! Feijoa cordial, herb scones and salad surprise - mmmmm! We look forward to bringing this programme to life across all our classrooms.
The success of the programme comes from our volunteers: Tēnā rawa atu koutou Alison, Margaret, Kylie O, Amber and Frank 😊 You were awesome caring for the development of our learners.
We had a great turn out of helpers for our working bee on Thursday 25th March 2021. Thanks to everyone who worked alongside the staff from Tui and our children - the resulting gardens look fantastic and will be an asset for our learners and teachers to use for many years to come. We were all pretty impressed with how the gardens turned out.
Garden to Table
Through the ‘Garden to Table’ programme, Whakamārama School aims to teach our learners the essential skills they need to be food-resilient. Each week our learners enthusiastically get their hands dirty and learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.