24 Jun 2016

School gardening programme expands

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 24 June 2016

The Garden to table programme has been enormously successful in teaching school children to grow, harvest and prepare seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Garden to Table

Garden to Table Photo: Garden to Table

So far it has only been available to schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, where there are coordinators to work with the schools to set up the gardens and help the teachers and students throughout the year.

But now schools in other parts of the country will be able to join, at a much a cheaper cost..  An on-line version of the Garden to Table programme has been set up, to allow schools out of those main centres to set up and run their own gardens with on-line support, and at a much cheaper price.

Jesse talks with two big fans of garden to table,  the principal of Papatoeotoe West School Dianna Tregorworth and one of her former students, 12 year old Matthew Parr, who is now at Kowhai Intermediate.

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