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Growing Food: From little things…

Through the Growing Food action area, your school can provide children with hands-on opportunities to grow and harvest vegetables and fruit. School kitchen gardens are a great way to get kids excited about eating new foods and adopting healthy eating habits.

See how North Ainslie Primary School link growing and cooking activities.

The Growing Food action area


  • TQI accredited teacher professional development
  • Curriculum-linked teaching resources
  • Access to materials and expertise to set up, expand or maintain a school kitchen garden


  • Teacher resources are mapped to the Australian Curriculum
  • School gardens can link to environmental sustainability initiatives and activities like Actsmart Schools
  • School gardens can teach students about good nutrition, foster respect for the environment, and stimulate social interaction and communication skills
  • School gardens can provide students with an opportunity for physical activity
  • Children show more enthusiasm for eating food they have grown themselves

Your Fresh Tastes school can access support, resources and discounts provided by our partners. You’ll find more information in the Fresh Tastes Action Planning Guides that are provided to participating schools. If your school isn’t yet involved in Fresh Tastes, contact us today.

We’ve put together some success stories about how some of our Fresh Tastes schools have approached this action area with great results.

More growing food activities and resources...

On these pages you’ll find classroom ideas and links to useful websites and resources offering growing food activities and other ideas to get your students learning and having fun in the garden.