Collingwood College’s Kitchen Garden Program
Collingwood College is proudly the original pilot school (2001) for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program and is a leader in seasonal food education, developing curriculum, advocating, and supporting Stephanie Alexander’s original vision and ideas. In October 2021, our school celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College and our community congratulates Stephanie, the SAKGF, past and present students, staff, supporters, and volunteers for this exciting milestone.
The Kitchen Garden program provides our students with pleasurable seasonal food education for positive food habits, with engaging hands-on gardening and cooking activities to develop a student’s skills, confidence, and knowledge within these unique learning areas.
Students are challenged to learn independently and collaboratively as they integrate and link sustainable environmental actions from the garden experience to the kitchen experience. Our students champion biodiversity within their school environment as they nurture and develop their beautiful and productive organic Kitchen Garden.
Students explore the taste, texture, flavour, and aroma of their seasonal harvest while preparing and sharing diverse cultural dishes. Students gain knowledge, confidence and skills in appropriate and safe tool use and develop cooking and gardening literacy and numeracy.
Our school program welcomes community members to volunteer in our exciting Kitchen Garden program to support our students and staff. The information pack and expression of interest form can be downloaded via the buttons below. Please submit completed documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Information Kit