Garden to Table
Members enjoyed a fascinating visit to see the Garden to Table scheme in action at East Tamaki Primary School in February. After an introduction about the programme by Jiuan Kok, we met a group of children who were relatively new to the experience, and enjoyed seeing what they did in the garden with Fiona Wilkinson and volunteers while others chopped and mixed and cooked a delicious lunch in the kitchen, which we were invited to share. The success of the scheme is evident in the obvious pleasure the children get out of it, quite apart from the inherent nutritional, social and learning benefits which are plain to see. GDSNZ is extremely proud to have Garden to Table as one of the 3 charities we support through the Auckland Garden DesignFest.