VEGETABLE GARDEN HARVEST DAY - Ready Set Grow Program -
On Thursday, 29th of November, the school hosted a wonderful and should we say mouth wateringly delicious ‘Vegetable Garden Harvest Day’! Thank you to all the families and friends who joined us for a beautifully presented and prepared lunch at the covered outdoor facility.
During the few days prior and in particular on the morning of our harvest, the students, staff and parents were busy collecting, preparing and harvesting the fruits of their labour from our two vegetable gardens. The menu that was then put forward for all to see and taste was fantastic! It certainly passed all expectations, including that of our Ready Set Grow Program promotion officer Jenna Bilton from the Northern Beaches Health District. Thank you for their support throughout the year and sponsorship of this great program which we hope will continue next year. On this occasion, Jenna presented the school a stone fruit tree with three varieties of stone fruits grafted. We hope by next year we will be able to add fruit-salad to our menu!
Special thank you to Ms Martine Smith who has worked tirelessly with all the students to make our gardens flourish. She has inspired all the students, including staff and parents to take up gardening in our backyard and reciprocate what we have successfully achieved here at school. The children have not only learnt a great deal about the garden and life cycle of fruits and vegetables, but have also picked up skills of maintaining a worm farm and compost heaps.
Once again thank you to all the parents who supported and helped with the preparation of the day’s lunch. We cannot wait for the next feed!