Deans Marsh Primary School operates a very successful Kitchen Garden program based on the Stephanie Alexander model. We grow fresh vegetables and fruit with the aim to help children understand the many benefits of growing our own. Other aims include:

    • Discovering where our food comes from.
    • Observing the life cycle of a little seed through to harvest.
    • Trying different food with friends and discovering that it tastes great!

During 2018, each class will participate in the Kitchen Garden program alternating each term.

On a fortnightly basis children harvest seasonal fruit and vegetables and prepare a three course lunch to be shared amongst t he Kitchen Garden group, staff and invited guests. Eggs collected from the school's chooks are used in preparing meals.

A Kitchen Garden levy of $20 per term for the class participating helps cover the cost of seedlings and ingredients that are unable to be sourced from the school’s garden. This ensures we provide a healthy lunch to students on alternate Tuesdays.