Spring in the school garden is such an exciting time. Bonbeach Primary School students in grades Prep/One came into the garden and learnt everything about growing tomatoes. In order to plant our tomato seedlings we have had to understand the life-cycle of a seed, what elements it needs to germinate, the process of composting and … Continue reading Growing heirloom tomatoes with kids
Pickled beetroot just like nanna use to make is the best! It's very east to make, a little messy and a little fun. The kids will have fun with the pink water that is made from boiling the beets. Give them a paint brush, some paper and let them make some wonderful beetroot paint pictures while you do the rest.
Cut the cauliflower into small florets (finger size) not every child will like it, so it's a good idea to keep them small and not waste them. Although the kids who had never tasted cauliflower before we the ones who loved it the most, asking for more and the recipe. Wash the cauliflowers under water - we found this easier after they cut into pieces. Keep a few of the leaves, they are delicious when roasted too. Place on a baking tray with baking paper drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Somers is located on the south coast of the Mornington Peninsula looking out at Phillip Island and the Southern Ocean. A School Kitchen Garden focused on engagement, inspired by children with a motto “Growing Up Healthy”
Get the kids excited about fresh fruit and get them in the kitchen making lemonade. Always harvest what you can from the garden or ask a neighbour, we're sure they would be happy to trade a few lemons for an icy cold cup of homemade lemonade. We made lemonade for an end of term class … Continue reading Lemonade Fun
Vegepod is hands down the best way to grow strawberries! If you have grown strawberries with a success rate of ho hum.... have a go at growing in a Vegepod. This spring we decided to fill our pod with mixed varieties of strawberries and have had amazing success. Firstly because of the mesh cover, it keeps those little red gems safe from birds, bugs and kids with curious fingers. Secondly because of the inbuilt wicking system where the plants draw water from below the soil not from a top watering system
Food Revolution Day was back bigger than ever this year! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is a global day of action for people everywhere to celebrate real food, where it comes from, and how to cook it. It’s a day to come together to keep cooking skills alive, improve our food knowledge and share it with … Continue reading Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
As Summer came to an end and the basil started to go to seed, we picked what we could to make an allergy friendly basil & sunflower seed pesto. Our crop was quite large, 10 cups of basil & with our school grown garlic. Sunflowers seeds are a great allergy friendly substitute for the usual … Continue reading Basil Pesto – Allergy Friendly