How ResourceSmart Schools Connects to the Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package

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Organisation: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Program: Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package

Through this program, Victorian schools and early learning centres can now get all the ingredients they need to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal and delicious food with the heavily subsidised Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package.

Click on the links to see how this program connects to the following modules of ResourceSmart Schools:

Biodiversity module

Waste module

Water module

Accessible to schools in the following Melbourne metropolitan regions: All regions

Appropriate for students in:
Early Years – Kindergarten, preschools and childcare centres
Primary – Foundation to Grade 6
Secondary – Year 7 to 10

What is offered to schools:

Victorian educators can plant the seeds of health, learning and wellbeing in their children and communities with the comprehensive professional development, educational resources and support available in this new kitchen garden package, which reinforces Victorian learning frameworks and school curriculum.

The Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and is available to Victorian schools and early years learning centres.

What’s included in the Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package:
The Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package includes over $1500 worth of value in professional development, educational resources and support for only $550.

Kitchen Garden Classroom Membership
Connect to a vibrant online community of over 1000 schools and learning centres delivering pleasurable food education, browse a growing Resource Library of hundreds of downloadable resources, and enjoy access to our friendly Support Centre to answer any and all of your questions. The membership is valid for two years. (RRP $175 joining fee, $110 annual renewal)

Professional Development
Get your hands dirty at two kitchen garden professional development workshops designed to equip educators with the hands-on experience needed to confidently deliver kitchen and garden classes. One educator is eligible to attend two separate, one-day workshops. (RRP $250 for members and $400 for public per workshop)

Getting Started Guide
Take the first steps towards establishing your kitchen garden program with the practical and informative Getting Started Guide. The Guide is delivered as an illustrated print publication of over 160 pages, complemented by an interactive and flexible online course ($50 for publication, $150 for online course).

Kitchen Garden Program Seasonal Planner
Start your program with a practical and easy-to-use seasonal planner. This printed poster and supporting instructions makes it easy to plan what and when you will be growing in the garden, ready to prepare and share in the kitchen, and how to reinforce learning with kitchen garden activities. (RRP $20)

Sector-specific Practical Learning Resource
Each educational sector, including early years learning, primary and secondary, will receive a comprehensive professional learning resource showing educators how to link the kitchen and garden with their specific learning framework or curriculum:

  • Seasonal Food & Gardening for the Early Years is a practical illustrated guide for early years educators, with 42 activities and 28 recipes.(RRP $50)
  • Kitchen Garden Syllabus for Primary (Years 3-6), Books 1 and 2 includes everything primary school educators need to plan and run a successful kitchen garden program. (RRP $95 per book)
  • A secondary school-specific pack is currently in development, in consultation with subject experts and educators. Including teacher and student resources, in print and online, the pack will be available in 2017.

Take up the Victorian Pleasurable Food Education Package


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By Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation|2018-06-25T14:47:29+10:00February 15th, 2017|0 Comments