Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
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The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that provides educational resources, training, support and inspiration to deliver pleasurable food education to Australian children.
The Kitchen Garden Foundation was established by Stephanie Alexander AO in 2004, in response to the overwhelming interest in and success of the piloting of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College, Melbourne, from 2001.
The Kitchen Garden Program is now delivered in over 800 primary schools across Australia, teaching around 100,000 students every year the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal, delicious food.
This pleasurable food education model aims to foster children’s positive relationships with food, as well as use the garden and kitchen as learning and engagement spaces that are integrated with the curriculum and meet a wide range of educational objectives.
In March 2015 the Foundation launched the Kitchen Garden Classroom – a membership service open to all schools, primary and secondary, as well as kindergartens, childcare centres and preschools.
The membership provides educators with access to hundreds of printable online resources as well as a large online community of kitchen garden educators, and training and support from the experienced Kitchen Garden Foundation team.