Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Wanniassa Hills Primary School and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Wanniassa Hills Primary School is participating in the highly acclaimed Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) program. Since 2014, the Year 3 classes have enjoyed weekly SAKG sessions, helping to grow and harvest vegetables in the Environment Centre (Dug-Arnge) garden, and preparing and sharing a meal each week/fortnight.

The aim of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program

The aim of the SAKG program is to provide pleasurable food education for young children. The underlying belief is that by introducing an holistic approach to food we have a chance to positively influence children's food choices in ways that have not been tried before.

There are four major components to the program: growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing.

Each week the children discover the pleasure of hands on food education through a class in a productive vegetable garden (our Environment Centre vegetable garden) or a class in a home-style kitchen classroom (our Environment Centre). The children learn to build and maintain the garden according to organic gardening principles and grow and harvest a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. In the kitchen the children prepare a delicious meal from the seasonal produce they have grown. The finished dishes are arranged with pride and care on tables set with flowers from the garden, and the shared meal is a time for students, volunteers and teachers to enjoy each other's company and conversation.

Volunteers needed

If you would like to volunteer to help out with the sessions, please contact Vicki Gwilliam on 6205 7466 or at vicki.gwilliam@ed.act.edu.au.

Please click on the menu icon to see what some of the children have made. To download a recipe and recreate these fabulous meals at home click on the recipe you desire.

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