• Iris Windsor

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme at Dragonfly's Early Learning

Updated: Nov 19, 2018



The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme is about introducing Healthy Habits for life.


Pleasurable food education through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme was introduced to Dragonfly’s Early Learning in January of this year. The Kitchen Garden Programme encourages a positive health behaviour change in participating children which transfer benefits to the home and broader community.


Pleasurable food education emphasises flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh and seasonal food. Students learn not only how to grow fresh fruit and vegetables but how to use them by preparing delicious and nutritious real food. A strong emphasis is placed on seasonal produce and children experience this first hand because they actually see the produce growing.


Pleasurable food education is designed to be fully integrated into the early learning framework as it offers infinite possibilities to reinforce literacy, numeracy, science and all aspects of environmental sustainability.


This programme is also about feeding hungry minds. Students dig into hands on experiences that are linked to their academic learning.


Pleasurable food education encourages teamwork and increased levels of observation and delivers observable social benefits to all children, including those with special needs, then harvesting it to prepare delicious fresh food. This programme is also about feeding hungry minds. The experience is hands on and links their academic learning to The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Programme.


To find out more about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme, please click on this link: www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au