Wirrabara Primary School Wirrabara Primary School

Department for Education

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

In 2010 the school became a part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program after successfully applying in Round 2 of the national program. The program involves students growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing food grown in the vegetable garden. All students in the school spend from 45-60 minutes in the garden and students from R-7 spend 90 minutes in the kitchen each week.

Lisa Stewart is the Garden Specialist and Julia Wardrop the Kitchen Specialist. Lisa and Julia plan the garden and kitchen lessons and teachers and volunteers assist the students to meet the aims of the lesson.

The garden area has 13 raised garden beds, including 5 wicking beds, and numerous round galvanised tank beds for herbs and other plants. The Terrace is a recent addition to our growing space, to ensure that we get plenty of winter sun. The orchard has over 20 trees and there are berries and cherries growing in other locations.

stephanie alexander kitchen garden national program logoWe have two tank rounds and a bank on the western side dedicated to native plants and use the produce in the kitchen.

The menus in the kitchen include seasonal vegetables from the garden and anything that we are able to preserve for later use.

Download File Size File Type
Kitchen Photo Journal (2013) 533 KB Adobe PDF
Kitchen Garden roster Term 1(2017)
Garden Photo Journal (2013) 791 KB Adobe PDF
Article from Parents Say 2014 700 KB Adobe PDF
Article from SAPPA Primary Focus Term 3 2014 1235 KB Adobe PDF

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