Hay Public School has been part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program since 2009 after being successful in obtaining a national grant.
The program is changing the way our students approach and think about food. At Hay Public School children are enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Our specialist Mrs Anna Lilburne plans exciting, weekly lessons to engage our students in a meaningful way.
Our kitchen and garden lessons run weekly, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum.
As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, our children from Years 3-6 spend time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen each and every week. There they learn skills that will last them a lifetime, and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.
An established bush tucker garden also forms an integral part of the garden. The Dhangaang Bush Tucker Garden was established in 2018, using a grant from the Local Land Services and traditional herbs are incorporated into our weekly cooking lessons.
Opportunities to volunteer and donate to our wonderful program are always open. We are always seeking donations of hay, manure, plants and fruit trees to add to our rapidly expanding garden.
Please contact Mrs Fiona Simpson, our program co-ordinator, if you would like to volunteer or donate any items.