Kitchen Garden

Our School Market is back!

Our School Market is back this week! We are open on Wednesday (tomorrow) from 2.55pm. You can find us in the ‘Street’ outside Room 3 classroom.  You can purchase garden produce using cash or Qkr. See you there!

Woodend Market Garden starts this week…

Fresh  produce  from  our own school garden All produce has come from our Woodend Garden. Bags of fresh and dried figs prepared by the students and Dylan, rockmelon, bunches of herbs, dozen fresh eggs laid by our school chickens, zucchini,… Continue Reading →

Garden News!

Last month we celebrated the chickens’ 2nd birthdays! Happy Birthday Bingo, Queenie, Violet, Chicki, Bubbles and Waffle!  They were very spoilt as the students fed them some extra special treats and by the photos, they loved them!  Some children chose… Continue Reading →

Market Stall – Wednesday 22nd November from 2.55pm

Woodend Market Stall (WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER) –  will be outside Room 3 in our newly created Market stand. We will be selling fresh produce from our school garden. The goods are harvested by students from the Woodend Garden Program. This… Continue Reading →

Royal Adelaide Show

CONGRATULATIONS to our first place winning Seniors with their award ribbons from the Royal Adelaide Show!! Our students received first place awards for Herb Bouquet and Seasonal Vegetables. Our scarecrows are on display at the front of the Garden for… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s Scarecrows at the Royal Adelaide Show!

Over Terms 2 and 3, our Garden Custodians have used some of their lunch times to build scarecrows for this year’s Royal Adelaide Show competition. The students discussed, voted on, designed and made two Storybook themed scarecrows – Pinocchio and… Continue Reading →

A HUGE Success! Thank you for supporting our Market Stall.

Our first Woodend Market Stall for 2023 was extremely successful! Thank you to all the families who came by to share words of encouragement or purchase produce on Wednesday afternoon. Your support is appreciated! This initiative allows the fresh produce… Continue Reading →

News from our garden!

Whilst we were busy holidaying over the Christmas break, the fruit trees in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden were loving the warm weather and ripened with gusto! Seedlings and some struggling plants began to thrive! Take a look at the… Continue Reading →

Here’s a sneak peak at what has been happening in our garden!

Some keen student gardeners have been nurturing this carrot in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  This carrot, seemed to growing to be quite a size, although not as easy to measure whilst growing underground. Last Wednesday 9/11 was the time… Continue Reading →

We welcome our feathery friends back to Woodend!

The chickens are coming!  We will have our feathery friends back roaming our Stephanie Alexander Garden!  It will be so exciting to have chickens back at Woodend and thanks to our Garden Specialist, Dylan, they have a revamped coop! We… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s New Grow Free Cart

On Thursday 28th November, we officially opened the ‘Grow Free Cart’.  This was initiated by student members of the SRC Environment Committee, in particular, Year 6 student, Sara Owies.  The purpose of this cart is for students, parents or staff… Continue Reading →

FREE Workshop: Summer fruit tree pruning Wed 28th March

We welcome you to the garden for a FREE workshop on summer fruit tree pruning. WEDNESDAY 28th March from 3:30 – 5:30. Come learn to prune your fruit trees, to reduce height for easier harvesting, increase yield and improve structure… Continue Reading →

Summer Seedling Sale

Celebrate the taste of summer – Seedling sale Dec 5 & 6 starting at 2:45pm

Woodend students have grown and nurtured a variety of organic tomato seedlings this term for your gardens! Come and check out what’s on offer to get your garden pumping with summer flavour. All proceeds going back into the Kitchen Garden… Continue Reading →

Garden Call Out – Do you have expertise in garden design?

Kate is in the process of restructuring the garden to increase production and reduce the maintenance of the garden in coming years. We’re looking for some help in designing and advising on Woodend’s new native garden. We want to create… Continue Reading →

Meet Our Garden Specialist, Kate!

We welcome Kate Washington, our  new garden specialist,  pictured (right) with Amanda Whitrod, our Kitchen Specialist. Kate will start the term with visits to class, during the scheduled garden session times for Weeks 1&2.  This will give Kate a chance… Continue Reading →

Thanks to our Garden Volunteers

Thank you so much to the enthusiastic  volunteers who have helped our  kitchen garden classes with the working bees to  bring the garden back into a manageable order.  It has been a big team effort  and the garden is now… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Working Bees … Volunteers Needed Throughout Next Week

Next week we are  planning a big  blitz in our Kitchen Garden… we are asking anyone who would  like to  make a difference in the garden to come along and spend as much (or as little time) as you can… Continue Reading →

Farewell to our garden specialist, Monina

After 6 years as our garden specialist, Monina is leaving us.  We have loved working with Monina and our program has benefited from her  extensive knowledge and expertise  and also her creative headset.  She has worked passionately to create a… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Program … Introduction for Volunteers Wednesday 10 Feb from 9:00 am -9:30 am

We are looking forward to getting classes started with the Kitchen Garden Program next week.  Our specialists, Amanda and Monina are  conducting an information  session this Wednesday 10 Feb  at 9:00 am. We invite any parents who would like to… Continue Reading →

INVITATION: Help With Our Kitchen Garden Harvest

December, January  and February are  big harvesting months in our Kitchen Garden and we are inviting families to come along and take part in the harvest. Our Garden and Kitchen specialists, Amanda and Monina are usually very active in the… Continue Reading →

Woodend Kitchen Garden Featured On TV Tonight

Watch  us  (including our own Haidi Sutherland) on Get Dirty With Milton tonight on Channel 44 at 7:00 pm.  You can also catch it on Youtube here.

Kitchen Garden Program Review: Volunteers’ Feedback Opportunity

  We are currently conducting a review of our kitchen garden  program;  interviewing  the specialists, teachers, students and volunteers.   On Tuesday we would love to catch up with any of our Kitchen  or Garden Volunteers for about 30 minutes… Continue Reading →

That Sugar Film: Thank Yous and Key Messages

We had a very positive response to our free movie night last Thursday evening.  Families could enjoy sitting in comfy chairs or bean bags tasting strawberry sorbet, Apricot with Cardamom Grissini sticks or popcorn and viewing the thought-provoking movie ‘That… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Program Started Today

We love  the Kitchen Garden program and our Yrs 3-5 students have been really excited about starting this week.  There is a big harvest to manage and plenty of produce for our lovely fresh seasonal meals.  Monina and Amanda, our garden and… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Program Commences 10 February

We are once again this year seeking volunteers for our Kitchen Garden program. This program operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and also Thursday for Years 3-5 classes and will recommence on Tuesday 10 February. Further information for volunteers will be provided by… Continue Reading →

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