Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Wreath

Produce was harvested from Saint Francis Kitchen Garden, Glendenning and put to good use to make a fresh Christmas Wreath ... very creative and effective!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Schoolyard enhanced learning - ebook

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning shows how the school grounds – regardless of whether your school is in an urban, suburban, or rural setting – can become an enriching extension of the classroom.
In this comprehensive handbook, Herb Broda blends theory and practice, providing readers with practical suggestions and teacher-tested activities for using the most powerful audio-visual tool available – the outdoors.
At a time when children’s natural curiosity about the outdoors is eclipsed by the demands of busy schedules and the ever-present glow of video screens, schools may be the only place where they are encouraged to interact with nature. Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning can help teachers unlock the powerful learning experiences that exist just beyond the classroom door.

This book is available to CEO Parramatta staff as an ebook from Staffnet - Resources - Ebook library. Click on the title here to access the book: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning. (You will be directed to Staffnet first to login.)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jai and Kassy's Journey at Nano Cottage

Two students graduated from the Nano Cottage Kitchen Garden Program on Wednesday 8 December at the annual Christmas party. Jai and Kassy received the traditional Graduation Certificate and a DVD of their time on the program over the last few years. The DVD was a gift from Imelda (St Michael's parish volunteer) who has attended the Language Group sessions each Wednesday and assisted with everything from, watering, weeding, and harvesting to pumpkin carving! Kassy's mother provided delicious cup cakes, Jai's mother gave the students sherbert sticks and Miss Clare ensured there were plenty of Christmas treats to go around! Mrs Boyer (Learning Support Teacher at St Michael's) called by to congratulate Jai and Kassy and to join in the fun!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Real Kids, Real Food - Stephanie Alexander and students from the Kitchen Garden Foundation

Hot off the press! The perfect gift!
Share this with your friends and support the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation!
'Real kids, Real food with Stephanie Alexander' DVD - available now!
We're making it easier to cook tasty, seasonal meals for and with your family with the release of a the DVD Real kids, Real food with Stephanie Alexander.
A must for the Christmas wish-list, the DVD is a charitable collaboration between the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and quality kitchenware cookware specialist retailer, Matchbox. The DVD stars Stephanie and children from the Kitchen Garden Program.
Stephanie and the kitchen garden kids show you how to prepare five mouth-watering dishes in step-by-step detail. Every aspect is covered, from harvesting fresh produce from the garden to using kitchen equipment - such as sharp knives - safely.
The DVD comes with a booklet which includes full recipes and further tips for making tasty, fresh food, including pasta and gnocchi from scratch.
"My happiest childhood memory is learning how to cook delicious meals by my mother's side and sharing them with family and friends. This DVD shows my passion for encouraging young people to cook and have fun in the kitchen. Cooking with children at home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It may just change your life forever!" says Stephanie.
An inspiring gift for children and parents this festive season, proceeds from the sale of the DVD will support the thousands of children across Australia currently participating in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
The DVD, including recipe booklet, retails for $19.95 from the Matchbox and Kitchen Garden Foundation websites, and is available exclusively from Matchbox stores for $14.95 with any purchase for a limited time.
Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping and buy your copy from our Shop now!
The Kitchen Garden Team
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
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