The Garden to Table programme is teaching children the essential skills they need to be food-resilient. Garden to Table aims to create an enthusiastic culture that encourages children to get their hands dirty in learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.
Garden to Table also has wider community benefits when the children bring home what they have learned about growing, harvesting, preparing and cooking good food. Children develop increased self-esteem, pride in their achievements and pride in the environment, and behaviour improves in some children.
Garden to Table want to to empower children to have a love of good, fresh food and teach them the skills they need to grow and prepare it. These skills will have a transformative and lifelong impact on their health and wellbeing.
* Thank you to 3M New Zealand for supporting and donating to Garden to Table with the COVID-19 relief fund. Their support has allowed Garden to Table to teach children all across New Zealand vital and lifelong skills they can bring to their families and friends.