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From ‘Garden to Table’ By Nikki Papatsoumas

Last week students from Holy Cross School in Miramar enjoyed the fruits of their labour as part of the Garden to Table programme. Garden to Table is a successful garden and kitchen programme run in schools throughout the country.

PHOTO CREDIT: Nikki Papatsoumas

The aim is to introduce New Zealand primary and intermediate school students to the joy of fresh, seasonal produce they have grown, harvested, cooked and shared in their own school, with the help of peers, volunteers and teachers. The programme is supported within the school and by the community with volunteers coming in to support the kids

Zerlinde Tutuila feeds the worm garden.

Alex Smith and Niki Patel water the sunflowers.

A group of kids frying vegetable bhaji.

Yuki Doyle and Lucy Thompson get stuck in in the garden.

Sio Telefoni and Jaiymee Mapuileolo with the students’ tomato plants.

Melissa Aukuso, Jessica Olsen and Benedict Soli prepare the vegetable bhaji mixture.

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and their learning. On Tuesday, students at Holy Cross School were involved in harvesting fruit and vegetables from the school’s garden. They then jumped in the kitchen and made vegetable bhaji, cucumber raita and a salad. The school has been involved in the programme since late last year.

Chilli Bouzaid and Devek Kumar explain how they created a rain gauge.

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