Taonui School – Room 4 – 28/02/2018

Our team were excited to get back to see our friends at Taonui School! Our first session was with Mrs A’s awesome room 4 students. We have been to Taonui School many times so we knew everyone would be pro’s … and we weren’t disappointed.

Cooking helpers for this session were Ciara, Yvonne, Wendy, Lynn and Christine. They were super impressed with all the skills you guys have, and they were able to take a step back and let you go for it. We tried to mix the menu up a bit this time, after having lots of sessions with us we have to keep you on your toes and trying new things. I think the devilled sausages were the favourite of the day, closely followed by the apple and zucchini muffins. I hope you give some of these recipes a go at home. How impressed would your family be if you served them up devilled sausages and mashed potato for dinner one night!

Neil, Turoa, Rosemairi and myself were in the garden to help out. There was lots of weeding to be done in 2 of the garden beds before we could feed the soil, plant the seedlings and water everything in. The first group did an amazing job of getting the beds cleared out and the second group planted broccoli, radish, lettuce, beetroot, chives, rocket and blue cornflowers and marigolds to keep the bees happy over the winter. Thanks to our awesome sponsors, Awapuni Nurseries, who give us all the lovely seedlings we need.

 I was excited to bring along a Hungry Bin worm farm to donate to Taonui School. A team of you worked together to get this set up and I will spend our next session making a nice bed for the worms to start there magic in! I have booked in with Mr McCullum to come and explain how to look after it at your next assembly.

We are back on Wednesday, I will be checking that you have watered the garden while I’ve been gone! Come and say hi!

Happy gardening everyone. Cindy


Potatoes are an easy vegetable for beginners and they are a fantastic first crop in new soil as the roots and tubers break it up and make it easier to dig in the future. July/August is a good time to start sprouting your potatoes ready for planting in September. It’s a great activity for kids to do!


Grow an Avocado tree.