scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 03:30 am

Manakau School’s One-day Community Café Event Showcases Little Garden Harvest And Students’ Cooking Skills

Manakau School’s One-day Community Café Event Showcases Little Garden Harvest And Students’ Cooking Skills
This past year, kids at Manakau School swapped their iPads for gardening tools as the much-loved New World Little Garden returned to stores nationwide. Now, six months later with the school’s Little Garden produce ready for harvest, Manakau School ...

Scoop i Regional Manakau School’s One-day Community Café Event Showcases Little Garden Harvest And Students’ Cooking Skills This past year, kids at Manakau School swapped their iPads for gardening tools as the much-loved New World Little Garden returned to stores nationwide.Now, six months later with the school’s Little Garden produce ready for harvest, Manakau School celebrated by hosting a one-day, community cafe event with a menu featuring their homegrown veges and herbs.Driven by a creative teaching team and with an abundance of fresh vegetables on hand, the children started experimenting in the kitchen, creating healthy and delicious meals out of their Little Garden produce.From pizza slices served with salad, to zucchini chocolate cake and chilled lemonade, the Manakau community were spoilt for choice with a range of Little Garden veges making an appearance.

To ensure Manakau School had an abundance of Little Garden seedlings when they were first getting their garden growing, New World Otaki stepped in to top up the school’s seedling stash to increase the size of the school’s garden.“New World’s Little Garden campaign has reaffirmed kids’ love and curiosity for the outdoors, and it’s great to see both parents and kids getting stuck into their own gardens.

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