Wendouree Primary School's Kitchen Garden Program is designed to integrate food knowledge and education into our learning programs. It emphasises the health benefits of using fresh, organic produce in cooking, such as vegetables, herbs and fruits. A large proportion of the produce used in our kitchen is cultivated and harvested by our students in our garden.
Our students love being part of this food cycle process and are encouraged to share and discuss their food journey whilst eating their prepared meals. Students are taught safe food handling techniques and are encouraged to use their own ideas and knowledge to add a creative flair to their dishes.
Students in grades 3 to 6 take part in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program each week. This is a wonderful program where the students get to grow and harvest produce and then prepare and share this produce as meals together at school. This program relies on the wonderful support of many volunteers, as the students work in small groups during this program. Volunteers include parents, relatives of students as well as members of the local community.
If you would like to volunteer to assist in the kitchen or garden classes please contact the school.