Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program - SAKG


 

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A revolutionary approach to food education
Information from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program website.

We are using SignUp.com to organise our upcoming
 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden sessions.
 
Welcome to our 2022 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program! The program heavily relies on the generosity of volunteers from the community to run successfully. With adequate volunteer numbers, we ensure student safety and maximise the rich and varied opportunities that the program can deliver. Before signing up to volunteer, please read our Child Safe & COVIDSafe Requirements.
 
Child Safe and COVIDSafe Requirements
 
  • A Working With Children Check (you can acquire a WWCC HERE) and signed the Child Safe Code of Conduct (to be completed annually). Please give a copy to the office.

 

  • Visitors and volunteers performing work on school sites (both inside and outdoors) are required to have received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 25 February 2022 if they became fully vaccinated on or before 25 October 2021. For those that became fully vaccinated after 25 October 2021, the deadline is 15 March 2022, or have a valid medical exemption.

 

  • Other COVIDSafe requirements include: physical distancing, face mask requirements, cough etiquette, and good hand hygiene.

 

  • Volunteers would need to check in at the school office and provide evidence of vaccination status as outlined above.

     

These guidelines are current as of 31.01.2022.

 

If you are able to adhere to above requirements, please sign up using the appropriate class links below. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes prior to your session commencing so office staff can view the correct documentation. You will only need to show your documentation once.

 

 

Year 3

 

3A     Dominic Monea (https://signup.com/go/fteaugB)

 

3B     Samantha Teng/Anna Saaksjarvi (https://signup.com/go/tJLSCCR)

 

Year 4

 

4A     Monica Woodhouse (https://signup.com/go/zkioqfD)

 

4B     Amy Easterbrook (https://signup.com/go/AiCyRUx)

 

 

For more information about SAKGP volunteers please see HERE.

 

 

Children learn best through doing, through positive examples, through trial and error. We need to capture their interest, curiosity and energy as well as their appetites! The garden and kitchen provide a real-life context for learning, which interweaves the theories and practices behind growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal foods.

 

As participants in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, students discover the pleasures of hands-on food education, through regular classes in a productive vegetable garden and a home-style kitchen classroom.

 

Students learn to build and maintain a garden according to organic principles, and to grow and harvest a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. An abundant vegetable garden is created within the school grounds to provide edible, aromatic and beautiful resources for the school kitchen. The creation and care of the garden teaches students about the natural world, its wonders and beauty and how to cultivate and care for it.


In the kitchen, students prepare a range of delicious dishes from the seasonal produce they’ve grown. The finished meal is arranged with pride and care on tables set with flowers from the garden. The shared meal is a time for students, specialists, teachers and volunteers to enjoy the fruits of their labour, and each other’s company and conversation.

 

 

Read more about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program on their website here.

 

 

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