Funding applications open for primary school Kitchen Garden Program

Funding applications are currently open to Victorian schools through the ‘Go for your life’ (GFYL) Kitchen Garden Project with Stephanie Alexander.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program teaches students to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, nutritional, seasonal food. “As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, eight to twelve year old children spend time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen each and every week. There they learn skills that will last them a lifetime, and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.”

Each successful school will receive a grant of $62,500, with $12,500 apportioned towards building a kitchen and garden, and $50,000 towards staffing the Kitchen Garden Program for two years. These grants represent part-funding for the Program, with schools expected to contribute the balance from their own resources and community networks.

Applications close 10th December 2010.

For more details visit the Kitchen Garden Foundation website http://www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/our-schools-program/funding-opportunities