Gardening & Cooking in Primary Schools Programme available to all primary schools across Palmerston North and district. We help establish vegetable gardens, plant fruit trees and cook tasty food in three or more practical sessions over a school term.

What services do we offer your school:

  • We come to your school by invitation, and with you, plan a programme to meet your gardening and cooking needs
  • We provide a team of volunteers to assist teachers and students to establish vegetable gardens, plant fruit trees and cook tasty food in three or more practical sessions over a school term
  • We ensure a low child-adult ratio so that your students have enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences
  • We supply all kitchen and gardening equipment
  • We locate community resources to support your school
  • We provide expert horticultural advice and guidance free of charge, and run workshops
  • We assist with applications for funding to support your gardens
  • We mentor your school for 6 months after the programme has finished, to ensure sustainability

The Plant to Plate vision

  • Gardening and cooking integrated into the school curriculum
  • Children learning life skills around the growing of their food
  • Children learning life skills around cooking food
  • Children learning ways to care for the environment and the earth’s resources

Schools we have worked in since 2009…

Aokautere School
Awahou School
Awapuni School
Bunnythorpe School
Cloverlea School
Colyton School
Glen Oroua School
Hokowhitu School
Kairanga School
Kimbolton School
Marton School
Takaro School
Tangimoana School
Linton Country School
Linton Camp School
Longburn School
Mount Biggs School
North Street Feilding School
Opiki School
Oroua Downs School
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Parkland School
PN Adventist Christian School
Riverdale School
Rongotea School
Roslyn School
St James School
St Marys School
Somerset School
Taonui School
Tangimoana School
Terrace End School
Tokomaru School
Tiritea School

“Connecting to the Earth keeps us healthy and encourages independence.”

CONTACT US TO
VISIT YOUR SCHOOL

Phone 06 2804498
Mobile 021 1301 254
planttoplateaotearoa@gmail.com

Our Trustees
Christine Riddy
Gaewyn Grant
Ros Powell
Sian Cass
Margaret Bates

Annette Nixon