Huntfield Heights is proudly part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden program. We began our journey in 2012 and continue the project with our students today. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden program was implemented Australia wide from February 2004 now having 700 Schools in the project.
The program - Our student’s years 3 to 6 participate in the program on a rotating roster taking it in turns throughout the year. Each Wednesday a class is divided in two, half going to the kitchen and the other half going to the garden for a double lesson. Within the program the kitchen group picks the fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden and follows recipes to create healthy meals. The students learn to identify and use different kitchen utensils and equipment providing them with great life skills. Once students have completed preparing the meal they sit together at a table and share what they have created. In the garden the students learn how to identify different fruit, vegetables and weeds. They learn how and when to plant different types of seeds, insect identification, transplanting skills, seed identification, seed collection, partner planting and many other things within the garden. Students have the opportunity to use different garden tools like shovels, wheelbarrows, spades, picks, saws and even drills when creating new garden beds or bird feeders.
Below are some of our student's enjoying the
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