Kitchen Garden News 10 May 2013

Busy, fun, dirty and just a bit smelly sums up kitchen garden for the last fortnight.

Classes weeded, planted lots of colourful beetroot, red cabbage, shallot and broccoli seedlings. Lettuce and pea seeds were planted into punnets and sweet potato runners were planted into bags (many thanks to the Holly family for their kind donation).

The vegetable beds were given a good feed of Seasol which had many workers turning their noses up at the smell!

The Year 1 classes learnt all about wriggly worms; classes examined worms with magnifying glasses, played with worms, learnt some wormy fun facts, examined the worm farm and then ATE worms! These ‘worms’ were actually jelly straws which we squeezed out onto apples and then sprinkled with ‘dirt’ (edible chocolate sprinkles).

Year 2 continued to learn about healthy eating and played games using the food pyramid. Cooks made some delicious baba ghanoush (eggplant dip) and flat breads and to our surprise many came back for seconds and thirds which just goes to show that you can get a child to eat eggplant!

Don’t forget to check out our website www.gccckitchengarden.com.au for regular updates, information and lots of fabulous photos.

Until next fortnight,

Happy cooking and gardening.

Mandy Ward

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