KEYS ASPECTS OF THE GARDEN TO TABLE PROGRAMME
Garden to Table works best when the sessions are a regular part of the curriculum, much like a PE lesson. During Garden to Table children become involved in all aspects of gardening in an environmentally sustainable garden, cooking and then enjoying delicious, seasonal meals they have produced themselves. The curriculum-integrated programme provides real-world learning opportunities for children outside the traditional classroom environment and is supported by comprehensive online curriculum resources.
Even if you don't have any space for gardens and you don't have kitchen space, you can still take part in Garden to Table. We have lots of suggestions and ideas of ways to make it work!
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.