Grow Cook Share:
promotes health and well-being through knowledge of vegetable gardening, sharing food and connection with community. The projects concluding feast provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the understanding learnt through the experience of an outside classroom.
We need your help to fund Grow Cook Share at Mrs Ethelston's school in Dorset. This exemplary and aspirational year long project will bring both local and far reaching benefits as continual assessment and development of the modules will inform and encourage future projects with schools and community groups both in the area and further afield.
A school project that focuses on the ecology of food and embeds the importance of communities with strong relationships is an essential part of an education that prepares children for the changeable years ahead.
Together we can nourish our children's future.
The benefits your money will bring
In collaboration with The Trill Trust and Mrs Ethelston's School. Greencuisine Trust will be able to run the 'Grow Cook Share' project and create long lasting benefits for both the children and community.
By growing a garden children will be immersed in the natural world, able to discover and experience nature's basic patterns and rhythms; where they will experience events in the rich and messy ways they naturally occur. By planting and harvesting a garden they will be able to see seasonal changes along with the affect of unexpected weather patterns
The opportunity to take part in workshops at Trill Farm learning about preserving, cooking and the nutritional value of food
A celebration feast made from the produce grown in the garden sharing with the local community the achievements of the year. Sitting and eating around the table is how we share being alive together and ensures the learning process is more easily sustained.
Build links between local producers so that children grow a better understanding and experience of food.
Support the long term aim of sustaining the garden as an active growing area for the future so that there is an ongoing learning experience.
£10,000 will allow us to:
- Deliver modules with experienced practitioners to include: garden design, growing, composting/waste, harvesting, preserving, cooking and the creative arts
- Provide classroom and outdoor learning materials to include children’s project journals
- Work with the school to develop links with the local community, food growers and suppliers through volunteer days, research projects and collaborative events
- Buy garden tools and kitchen equipment
- Employ a part time project coordinator for 1 year, who will visit the school connecting students, parents, teachers and governors in a year long project with a lasting legacy.
Greencuisine Trust is an educational charity whose primary objective is to cultivate the skills necessary to create a diet that nourishes individuals, communities and the Earth.
Greencuisine Trust was the next step in the pioneering work that began in Herefordshire with Daphne Lambert working with children, students and organisations creating awareness of how improved self nourishment would benefit both themselves and the planet.
The Trusts project Grow Cook Share brings together experienced, creative practitioners to facilitate different learning experiences and works directly with the teachers, pupils and parents to design the modules around their needs and engage local community groups at an early stage to ensure the broader impact of the project. Using newly learned skills, the programme culminates in a celebration community feast. greencuisinetrust.org
Daphne works closely with children, parents and the community on fantastic food projects providing excellent opportunities for children beyond the normal curriculum. We feel very privileged to have worked with Greencuisine Trust, an organisation that has real vision and enables children to understand the landscape of their natural surroundings.
Paul Whitcombe - Head Teacher from previous project
Working with Daphne was a life changing experience. I realised just how many of my patients were being medicated for conditions that could be eliminated be improving their relationships to food and its journey from the soil to our cells.
Dr Justine Horton - General Practitioner and course participant.