Garden to Table with Dianne - Corn fritters a winner!

Updated: Jun 26, 2020

Corn fritters were extremely popular with the children doing Garden to Table with Dianne this week. Try them at home! Click here for the recipe

Garden to Table Philosophy

Garden to Table is a curriculum-integrated programme, which provides real-world learning opportunities for children outside the traditional classroom environment and is supported by comprehensive online curriculum resources.

The GTT sessions at IBS are a regular part of the curriculum, and all classes have two full day sessions per term.

During Garden to Table children are involved in all aspects of gardening in an environmentally sustainable garden, cooking and then enjoying delicious, seasonal meals which Dianne supports them to make.

Our students are enthusiastic about what they are learning, and love the focus of learning outside the classroom. They are becoming more inquisitive about our school gardens and the gardening practices that they are introduced to along with the food and plants. Most importantly, they are learning to respect their own environment and other world views.

Benefits of Garden to Table

  • children increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables

  • children learn where food comes from, how to grow, prepare and cook home-grown produce

  • proven that children involved in the programme grow and cook food at home more often

  • children make better food choices, with positive and sustainable impact on health and wellbeing

  • children experience the social aspect of sitting around a table enjoying food

  • evidence of increased numeracy and literacy through curriculum integration

  • children learn 'everyday environmentalism', how to reduce waste and act sustainably

  • beneficial for children who do not thrive in traditional classroom environment

  • improved behaviour through engaged learning

  • volunteering allows community to share their skills back into the community

  • non-discriminatory. It's for all children within the community - socially inclusive

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