Kitchen Garden Program
At Cooloon we are lucky enough to have a large beautiful outdoor environment where our children love to explore, play and engage with nature.
We are always striving to improve our learning spaces and as such we have spent a lot of energy and time creating a large interactive garden where are children can get some hands on experience with planting, caring for and harvesting a large range of fruit, vegetables and herbs.
As the children prepare the garden, plant the vegetables and learn to care and nurture them a sense of accomplishment and responsibility grows. As we watch our plants grow we develop a growing understanding of how foods are grown and a respect for the time and care which is required along the way. There is nothing more exciting than finding some radishes or tomatoes ready to harvest and simply harvesting, washing them, then eating them right then and there. The educators like eating them like this as well.