Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden


The Vision:

Children form positive food habits for life.

The Mission:

We provide the inspiration, information, professional learning and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

In 2018, we began implementing our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. This pleasurable food education teaches children positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning. Students grow, harvest, prepare and enjoy food through structured lessons with direct links to the Victorian Curriculum. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!

Term 1 2019

The Year 5s have a weekly Sustainability session, of which many are dedicated to planting, weeding, watering and maintaining the permaculture gardens. This culminates in the students harvesting and cooking the produce.



This session we made zucchini muffins and roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary.


“Best two hours I have ever had at school” – Kenneth

“I didn’t know grating vegies was this hardJ” – Billy

“Can we have this more often?” All of 5A

“Cooking was so much fun.” – All of 5A



The cooking session amongst the Grade 5’s was a huge success. There was a lot to learn about the ingredients, the safety within the kitchen, the importance of preparation and the cooking method. All of the students were engaged and enjoying themselves in the process and are excited for the next cooking session in their Sustainability Program.

Miss Brewis

“It was an amazing and a creative experience!” – Aneeha. S 5B
“The scent of the food was mouth-watering and we devoured our zucchini muffins” – Christine. T 5B
“It was a fun and exciting lesson” – Randuli. M 5B
“We learnt all kinds of useful cooking skills” – Rishab. M 5B
“It was a really great way to find out and learn about our environment” – All of 5B


As a part of our Sustainability program, the Year 5 students are participating in Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. Last week, we were lucky enough to pick some fresh zucchini and herbs from the garden and with the help of Ms Leary, we got to make delicious zucchini slice! We were responsible for collecting all the ingredients we needed and followed a recipe. It smelt, looked and tasted amazing! We loved having the responsibility of cooking and using kitchen utensils that some of us hadn’t used before, as well as working collaboratively to make our tasty treats. We can’t wait to cook with Ms. Leary again!


  • I liked cooking new things that I haven’t done before (Charlotte)
  • It was good because you learnt new things (Hitani)
  • It was fun to just have fun cooking with my friends (Alicia)
  • The zucchini muffins tasted good (Sean)

TERM 2 2008

Tending the vegetable patch with love and care, we have started growing our vegetables. We even harvested some and ate them raw! A new experience for a lot of students.

Term 1 2018

From a wasted space to a loved vegetable garden; Yr 5 turned an unused resource into an outdoor learning space.