Bunnythorpe School – 12th June 2018

It was awesome to be back with our friends at Bunnythorpe School for our first of 2 cooking and gardening sessions. We had a large team of volunteers to help and the students were all super keen to get started.

There were some old faces and some new faces which is great. We love meeting and teaching new students and it’s great to have some pros to help us out! I was helping in the garden, along with Rosemairi and Neil. There are new raised garden beds since I was there last, so even though it was raining a bit, we got stuck in! (Lucky we had rain jackets for everyone in the van!) Firstly we had to feed the soil. I wonder if you remember what our cake ingredients were? Compost = Cocoa, Lime = Icing Sugar, General Fertiliser = Sprinkles, Sheep Poo = Chocolate Chips! Then after digging all that food into the soil it was time to plant. We had lovely fresh seedlings from our friends at Awapuni Nurseries. We planted Cauliflower, Broccoli, Sugar snap peas, Lettuce, Bok Choy, Broad beans and Silverbeet. I hope they all grow well and you are able to share the produce among you school families!

There were lovely smells drifting out the door making my tummy rumble! We have lots of wonderful volunteers at the moment, Craig, Ciara, Yvonne, Trang, Nuwan and Lorna all came along to help out as well as one of the mums from school. (we love it when parents come along!) I really enjoy seeing everyone working together to get a job done, and you all made such a lovely lunch for us to share. If everyone helps even the cleaning up goes fast!

I wonder what was the favourite recipe of the day? I think you might of liked most of them because there wasn’t very many scraps for Yvonne to take home to her kunikuni pig Lachie! He would of been a little disappointed i think but I was very happy you all gave some new foods a go. Ka pai Bunnythorpe 🙂

I am looking forward to our next session guys, I’m sure it will be as  successful as this one was. 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.