Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

In 2014 we were thrilled to launch our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

Each week our Grade 3 and 4 students work in the garden and the kitchen to grow, harvest and cook up sensational food. 



The Stephanie Alexander Program is designed to:

  • Encourage fun, flavor, and texture through experiences that engage all the senses.
  • Model good food choices without resorting to pyramids or labels of ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’.
  • Reinforce techniques repeatedly, providing the confidence to plant seeds or cook simple dishes at home.
  • Plan menus around the fresh, seasonal produce grown in the garden.
  • Use ingredients at their peak – seasonal herbs, crisp veggies, and fresh fruits.
  • Expand culinary horizons, presenting cultural differences as fascinating rather than strange.
  • Expand vocabulary for describing foods, flavours, textures, plants, and processes.
  • Food should be delicious and the cooking of fresh fruit and vegetables should be timed with great care.
  • Come together at the end of the cooking to share our meal around the table.




Kelly would love to have your help in the Kitchen, or the Garden if you have spare time. Volunteers in the Kitchen get to sample the meals that the children prepare. Please speak to your classroom teacher, or Kelly directly.


All our helpers in the SAKG get to sample the cooking, or enjoy time in the garden.


You will need to have a current Working with Children Check and sign the Department of Education Code of Conduct. As a visitor on the school grounds, we ask that you sign in using the Passtab pads at the office.


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