Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

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, flavour 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 growing in the garden.
  • Use ingredients at their peak – seasonal herbs, crisp veggies, fresh fruits.
  • Expand culinary horizons, presenting cultural differences as fascinating rather than strange.
  • Expand vocabularies 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.