Turners & Growers has partnered with the Garden to Table Trust to support primary schools throughout New Zealand with purpose-built gardens, volunteers and equipment.
The Garden to Table Trust operates a curriculum integrated programme where children aged between seven and 10 are educated about food, horticulture and their natural environment. They are taught how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal produce using purpose-built gardens and kitchen facilities.
“Garden to Table is a charitable organisation delivering classroom, garden and kitchen resources for the kids to understand where their food comes from and learn how to prepare it,” says Garden to Table Trust founder and trustee Catherine Bell.
“We rely on the support of the community and businesses such as Turners & Growers to get the programme up and running in selected schools.”
The support from Turners & Growers is part of the company’s T&G Community Programme which provides support and educational opportunities for children with a focus on health and nutrition. The partnership started with Flat Bush Primary School in South Auckland and more recently Kerikeri Primary School in Northland.