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Kickstart ideas for your school food garden

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Check out these fun ideas to kickstart your school garden project with our ‘Growing Good Grains Grants’!  

  1. Grow a ‘No Dig’ kitchen garden: Dive into the world of raised garden beds where you can grow a bounty of healthy veggies! Think juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and mouth-watering sweet corn. Let the kids get creative with what they use in raised garden beds — it’s all part of the fun!
  2. Grow wheat in the paddock: Why not take it a step further and cultivate your very own wheat patch? It’s a hands-on way to connect kids with the origins of their food and the process of grain cultivation.
  3. Grow a sensory scratch ‘n’ sniff herb garden: Stimulate all the senses with a herb garden bursting with flavor and fragrance! Let the kids explore chives, parsley, basil, and more, engaging their senses of taste, smell, and touch.
  4. Grow a citrus orchard: Bring a burst of citrusy goodness to your school with a mini orchard! From sweet mandarins to juicy oranges, there’s plenty to enjoy. Plus, imagine the fun of making lemonade from freshly picked lemons for a school fundraiser!
  5. Grow a crunch and sip garden: Encourage healthy habits by involving kids in growing their own snacks! Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, or crunchy baby carrots, there’s a whole garden of ‘Crunch & Sip®’ delights waiting to be grown. 

We can’t wait to watch your school garden flourish!  


Growing Good Grains Garden Grants 2024

Has your school applied for one of 25 school garden grants? Valued at $1,000 each - applications close 29 June.