Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Volunteers welcome to help in 2018

The garden sessions this term are with the year 5's on Tuesdays

  • 9:30am and
  • 11am

Kitchen sessions are on a Wednesday.  

  • 9:30am
  • 11am

Do you enjoy gardening, cooking or enjoy working with a small group of children!   We would love some extra help. 
If this interests you please  contact Simon Wundersitz ( or Kayla Freund (

Grandparents more than welcome
Feel free to come and have a look to see how we operate

Also need a fig picker (once or twice a week would be fantastic) please contact Simon Wundersitz

 2018 SAKG Recipe Guide .pdf
 Recipes from our School Kitchen 2017 - SAKGP.pdf

A food philosophy that makes sense


Stephanie Alexander has a vision that pleasurable food education is accessible to every Australian school with a primary curriculum.

The not-for-profit Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation takes a revolutionary approach to food education focusing on pleasure, flavour and fun. The recipe for effective food education:

  • Encourage fun, flavour and texture through experiences that engage all the senses.
  • Model good food choices without resorting to pyramids or labels of ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’.
  • Reinforce techniques repeatedly, providing the confidence to plant seeds or cook simple dishes at home.
  • Plan menus around the fresh, seasonal produce growing in the garden.
  • Use ingredients at their peak – seasonal herbs, crisp veggies, fresh fruits.
  • Expand culinary horizons, presenting cultural differences as fascinating rather than strange.
  • Expand vocabularies for describing foods, flavours, textures, plants and processes.
  • Food should be delicious and the cooking of fresh fruit and vegetables should be timed with great care.
  • Come together at the end of the cooking to share our meal around the table.

The document below is a Journal of the SAKGP during 2016

 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project Semester 1 2016.pdf

Our program in 2016

What a whirlwind this semester has been! We have been very busy in the kitchen and the garden with the Year 5s who have thoroughly enjoyed their introduction to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Our gardens are flourishing and students have enjoyed cooking many dishes and experiencing a variety of cuisines.

Read on to find out more about what the students have particularly enjoyed!

Kitchen Garden has been amazing because the food tastes awesome and you grow lots of plants. – Savannah

Kitchen Garden has been amazing because of the conversations we have and the cooking is just a great experience. – Talitha

In Kitchen Garden I have learnt to cook gyoza which is a type of dumpling. I had a lot of fun cooking it. – Flynn

Kitchen Garden has been an amazing experience. The program has allowed us to practice a lot of things that we need as life skills. – Isobella

I have really enjoyed being part of the Kitchen Garden Program and I hope I can be part of it next year. – Ethan

Kitchen Garden has been fun because we have cooked lots of different foods from other countries. – Isabelle

Kitchen Garden was very amazing and I hope the Year 4s enjoy it next semester. – Isabella

Hydroponic gardening at ILSG

This year our students have started working with hydroponics as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  Hydroponic gardening allows us to grow plants without using soil or large areas of land.  This type of gardening and the related area of vertical farming is being used because of its potential as a sustainable way of farming in the future.

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