Garden to Table is New Zealand's leading food education programme, empowering kids in schools and kura across Aotearoa to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal kai. We take learning out of the classroom and into the garden and kitchen, through weekly sessions linked to the school curriculum. 

All of the children thoroughly enjoy time in the vegetable gardens with Mr Facer. From planting to harvest, the children develop knowledge and skills for life.

Gardening groups harvest the produce to create wonderful, healthy food dishes to share, learning food handling skills along the way.

Ask about our Makikihi School cookbook ~

Marvellous Meals, Muffins & More...

W.A.V.E (Well-Being and Vitality in Education) support our 'Garden to Plate' initiative. 

What we do

Our mission is to give every child in Aotearoa the chance to experience growing and preparing their own food, many for the first time, so they too can benefit from these essential life skills. The knowledge and skills that Kiwi kids learn through Garden to Table have a transformative and lifelong impact on their hauora (wellbeing) and on their connection with nature.  

School Principals tell us that Garden to Table improves both health and education outcomes for their students. Our staff create Garden to Table resources and facilitate training and support for educators who deliver the programme in schools.

Garden to Table Website