Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program aims to change the way children think about food and to teach primary school students (years three to six) how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, nutritious food.
Australian Government funding of $5.4M over 3 years (2012-13 to 2014-15) is being provided for the implementation of the national program which targets up to 400 new schools over 3 years. This funding will continue to support 267 existing schools from the previous four year program (also funded by the Australian Government), making a total of up to 667 schools.
Schools that are new to the program, and that meet specific criteria for low socio-economic status, have the option to apply for one of 80 grants (limited to one per school) of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to assist with the establishment of kitchen and garden infrastructure and to off-set teacher training costs.
The program is open to all Australian schools with a primary enrolment or curriculum, including government and non-government schools.
For more information, visit the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation website.