Kitchen Garden

From 2021, students in the Junior School will participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The aim of the program is to introduce pleasurable food education which emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal food.

Utilising a dedicated space, the Kitchen Garden program at Canterbury is not just an opportunity for students to build practical skills, it is also a hub for community engagement, an opportunity for students to understand the importance of food systems, food security and sustainability and an opportunity for the wider community to be involved in the learning.

The Kitchen Garden directly links into the curriculum. Whether it is students learning how to use their senses in the garden or writing a procedural text about the latest fruit and vegetables they have grown, the Kitchen Garden is an integral element of the curriculum in the Junior School. Creating these real world links allows for higher levels of engagement and provides context to the students’ learning.