Fresh Education Kitchen Garden Program
The school's Fresh Education Program is coordinated by Ms Leah Andrews
Our school's Fresh food education program is a fun, hands-on approach to teaching children about fresh, seasonal and delicious food so they can form positive food habits for life.
Forrestfield Primary School is proud that since the inception of the kitchen garden, the whole school community has been involved in the preparation, caring, harvesting and sharing of farm produce. It is a project that has healthy living and ecological sustainability at its core.
Our garden is an important part of our Pastoral Care program. The Garden has enabled us to embrace a more holistic educative approach across the curriculum. Kitchen Gardens provide the opportunity for children to connect with and learn about the natural world. The Garden also allows children to see practical applications of sustainable practices in terms of soil, plant and water conservation.
Our garden and cooking programs, breakfast club and focus on sustainability underpin the cultural changes we are implementing at our school. The programs can make a significant difference in the lives of children who are socially, educationally and emotionally at risk. If we are to equip our students with the skills to positively contribute to the local community and society in general in the future we need to act now.
Our programs support students’ learning, help them make connections with the real world and help build sustainable patterns of living as future members of local, national and global communities.