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.
Patch to Plate Recipe Book
Many primary schools run cooking classes with their students. Some schools have a kitchen space to use, and others cook in the classrooms with limited equipment.
This recipe book includes recipes that local teachers have made with their students. Thank you to those teachers for generously sharing these recipes.
We hope you will enjoy trying these recipes with your students.
NSW Department of Education Kitchen gardening for sustainability and wellbeing K-6 document provides learning sequences for students to sustainably grow and produce healthy food at school.
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.