Garden to Table

This year RI has become a member of the Garden to Table programme and whanau, giving us access to a wealth of knowledge and resources. This support will help us create a productive school garden and teach our children the benefit of growing, harvesting and cooking produce directly from a homegrown source.

This initiative came to fruition when a Friday afternoon 2Es group by the same name was formed. Nineteen keen Year 7 & Year 8 students busy themselves each week weeding the school garden, preparing new garden plots, tending the worm bins, growing and planting seedlings and cooking using the harvested produce. 

We were all thrilled, when advised by Garden to Table, that our school had been drawn as a recipient of the GARDENA tool starter pack valued at over $500 RRP. The pack included children-sized gardening gloves, a hose & reel, and a good variety of tools. Thanks to Gardena and Garden to Table, we are very grateful.

Any keen gardeners in the community, parents, grandparents and friends of our RI whanau, are welcome to join the Garden to Table sessions on Fridays from 1:00-2:45pm. Please email Sonja Potter if you are keen and able to help -