Welcome to Room 14's Garden to Table page. We are a Year 4 class and this is our first year of Garden to Table. We get to spend every second Wednesday afternoon in the garden with Mrs Masters or in the kitchen with Mrs Silvester and we are learning lots and lots of new things. Every fortnight we harvest or cook produce from our gardens and we are trying a whole range of new and exciting foods!




Our First Garden to Table Session
9 February 2011




23 February 2011



9 March 2011



23 March 2011


After just one term of Garden to Table, here are some of the skills we have learned:

Gardening
I have learned how to pick potatoes. Dig a bit and just pick one or two.
Just pick as many herbs as you need. You don't need to pick the whole plant.
I have learned when to harvest kumara - when the blanket of leaves dies.
I have learned that you shake off the soil when you pick a plant.
I have learned about looking after the garden, how to water and how to get rid of stink bugs.
You get rid of stink bugs by stepping on them.
Don't spray poisons, use organic sprays.
I have learned to grow vegetables like strawberries.

Cooking
We have learned how to chop vegetables like spring onions, carrots and cabbage. Put your fingers on top to keep it steady. Keep your fingers away from the knife and use the 'claw' grip.
You need to wash your hands before you start work in the kitchen.
I have learned to make dressing.
I have learned to try new foods, like beetroot hummus!
I have learned how to cook a stir fry - chop the vegetables into little pieces.
You need to wash rice before you cook it.
I have learned how to carry a knife safely.
I have learned how to rinse and wash dishes.
I know which food scraps you can feed to the worms.


Wednesday 3 August
This week at Garden to Table, groups 1, 2, and 3 did cooking and groups 4, 5 and 6 did gardening. We harvested kumara, parsely, sage, chives, cauliflower, and broccoli. We made lemonade, kumara rosti, and cauliflower salad.