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Session two of term 1 2022! We had a fantastic morning with room 6 at St Joseph’s School in Feilding. It is lovley to be able to work with students and teachers again – we missed a few sessions in 2021 due to Covid stuff – but the P2P team have worked hard to make sure the tamariki, school community and our volunteers are safe during the sessions. We always look forward to our “date days” and the yummy lunch that is made.

Outside we revived 2 garden beds with cabbage, lettuce, beetroot, spring onions and herbs. It was nice to be able to pick some chives and spring onions from last year to use it the recipes that were being made. We pulled out a few weeds, dug over the soil and added different types of plant food. (Icing sugar – Lime, Sprinkles – General garden fertiliser, Cinnamon – Blood and bone, Chocolate chips – Sheep poo!) Then of course we had to water the beds to make sure our baby plants got a good start and will grow nice and big. I am excited that Plant to Plate Aotearoa will be helping St Jo’s School later in the term and we should be able to pick some produce to use in the cooking during that session. Room 6, remember to keep watering and weeding the gardens to help those wee plants grow.

The School hall was wafting yummy smells out towards those of us who were working outside – even though it was so hot and everyone had to wear their masks inside while cooking, room 6 did such an amazing job of making lunch. All the yummy recipes are just to the left <———. I hope that you try these recipes at home with your whanau. It was such a yummy lunch and the favourite recipe of the day was the pita pizza and the zucchini muffins, followed closely by the avocado and chocolate brownie (avocado in a brownie!!!!) Very tasty indeed!

Thank you room 6 for a wonderful morning, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Please have a look at the photos and short videos below. Our team is looking forward to heading back to St Jo’s later in the term.

Until then, happy gardening everyone! Jacinda


Jobs for the Summer.

Keep weeding and watering. Water in the early morning or in the evening to help stop the water evaporating before it has sunk into the soil properly. Keep harvesting all your crops daily – especially things like zucchini which can go from normal size to elephant size in just a couple of days. Starting planning what you are going to grow over the winter months and start of seeds.


Make a Bird Frightener.

This time of the year bird like to eat our fruit and vegetables that are ready to harvest. This is a simple and fun way to deter them.