The Central Coast School Garden Interest Group (CCSGIG) aims to share ideas and connect Central Coast schools with an interest in school gardens and cooking.
Healthy eating, encouraging physical activity and providing an interest for students rather than using small screen technology underpins the CCSIGG philosophy.
More and more schools on the Central Coast now have a kitchen garden growing in the school grounds. There is much variety in the site, size, resources and knowledge of the teachers, from beginners to garden enthusiasts.
Any school can have some sort of garden/ kitchen regardless of their:
- size – foam boxes to established garden beds
- gardening experience
- classroom space – from knife and a fry pan right through to a fully stocked kitchen.
This group meets twice each year, with a different local school hosting the meeting and sharing their school experiences.
Schools and communities can produce food in a garden called a “kitchen garden’.
KidsGrow KidsCook is a FREE program that provides everything you need to start cooking and gardening classes in your primary school.
Schools and other eligible organisations can apply for Junior Landcare Grants to assist with environmental projects.