Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project

Pleasurable food education – skills for learning and life!

Braeview School Year 3-5 students are enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Belinda Brown, Certificate 3 Commercial Cookery facilitates lessons in the kitchen and Jane Lamprey, Bachelor of Education and Landscape Designer works with students and teachers in the garden.

The fundamental philosophy that underpins the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is that by setting good examples and engaging children’s curiosity, as well as their energy and their taste buds, we can provide positive and memorable food experiences that will form the basis of positive lifelong eating habits.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project at Braeview Primary, South Australia










The program was implemented at Braeview School at the beginning of 2012.

The kitchen garden program delivers regular kitchen and garden classes, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum.

As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, Year 3 to Year 5 students spend structured time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen as part of their everyday school experience. 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.