What Grew Over the Christmas Break

Over the Christmas break the garden has been busying growing new vegetables and herbs. Carrots are busily growing, almost ready for harvesting. Tomatoes have been slowly ripening on the vines in the Aquaponics. Apples have been growing in our orchard. We have even had lots of weeds!

Potatoes

IMG_3678 IMG_3679 IMG_3680 IMG_3681 IMG_3682 IMG_3683Last week during our garden session we harvested a lot of potatoes. This week in our kitchen session we had a potato theme. We cooked gnocchi, pita stuffed with potatoes and herbs, potato and silverbeet torte and a garden salad.

 

Kitchen Session

This week’s kitchen session focussed on Anzac Day. We used ingredients from our garden as well as food that the Anzacs would have eaten. We made a radish and lettuce salad, Chickpea Soup and Rice, Silverbeet and Chickpea Salad.

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Gardening Week 2

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This week we were very busy planting, constructing and composting.

Today the construction group assembled 4 garden beds for the sloping side of our garden.

We planted more herbs, veggies and watered our worms.

 

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Our first kitchen session

Today we had our first kitchen session for the year. We were all ready to use our new kitchen equipment when the power went out. We got to use our new cooking benches we purchased with our grant. Even though we had no power to cook our food ourselves we were able to cook most of the recipes on the gas stove top in the kitchen.

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Gardening day

 

There was lots to do in the garden today.

Testing the Ph levels in our aquaponics system
Harvesting silverbeet and parsley seeds for next year
Removing plants that have gone to seed
Planting pumpkin seeds because we ARE going to win the ‘grow the biggest pumpkin’ competition!
Nailing tins on to the new posts
Spreading poop and straw over the garden beds 🙂
Watering
… and the list goes on

It was a beautiful day to be out in the garden and it’s great to see how far we have come since the beginning of this program. 3 garden beds have now become 10 with the addition of 2 compost bays, a worm farm, a garden shed, green houses, multiple posts with hanging pots, and a very expensive aquaponics system! Not to mention the NEW outdoor classroom that is amazing!! We are very lucky to have a space like this in our school 🙂

 

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Cooking

Last week we had our cooking session. We used lots of fresh vegetables and herbs straight from our garden.

What was your favourite recipe that we made on Friday?

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This entry was posted on October 23, 2015. 1 Comment

Gardening

On Friday we had a busy day gardening, painting and harvesting in our garden.
We began painting the herb poles which we put in last semester. We harvested parsley and silverbeet.
We tested the water in our Aquaponics.

Gardening on PhotoPeach

This entry was posted on October 11, 2015. 3 Comments

Our First Kitchen Session for Semester 2

On Friday we had our first kitchen session for the new semester. We currently have lots of silverbeet growing in our garden so we made a potato, tomato and silverbeet curry, a pumpkin, silverbeet and feta salad and flat bread.

It was great to see so many eager students who enjoyed their first session.
Kitchen Session on PhotoPeach
 

 

Recipes Links

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This entry was posted on July 26, 2015. 1 Comment

Wontons

In our last kitchen session we made wontons. They were very fiddly as we had to press each individual wonton together. We then cooked them two different ways, steamed and fried. We made a delicious dipping sauce to go along with the wontons.

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This entry was posted on June 3, 2015. 1 Comment