March 2014 Recipients
Garden to Table Trust, an environment and educational organisation based in Auckland, has been granted $1,141.85 to purchase a laminator so they could provide laminated recipe cards, along with laminated planting and harvesting guides for each school garden.
Garden to Table work with schools across the country to develop a hands-on programme that engages children in their environment, learning the skills needed to feed themselves and make food a positive part of their lives.
The grant from the Mazda Foundation will allow the trust to provide schools across New Zealand with recipes, as well as planting and harvesting guides that can be protected from damage and be used across a number of class groups.
Through these recipes children are introduced to new words and concepts in the instructions every week, as well as developing measuring skills and food handling techniques as they cook up food they have harvested from the school garden.