This week was another fantastic week for the GTT team. We even had visitors from 1% Collective who came along with Victoria (our specialist from the Garden To Table programme who supports us and helped us set up the programme at Cardinal McKeefry).
The garden team showed them around and explained how the gardens work at our school and what a great job the students are doing (with fantastic guidance from John and Liz) growing the produce.
The gardeners were very busy weeding, doing pest control, working on the compost and planting seedlings. The harvesting this week was fabulous and made it easy to create delicious dishes for the students to enjoy.
The kitchen people were very busy this week tackling quite a few different dishes. Over the last month students have been foraging for blackberries that we have been storing in the freezer and this week some members of the team made blackberry jam. The hall smelled wonderful as the jam was cooking and everyone was very excited about the jars of jam that were created. A big thanks to the members of our school community who collected berries and brought in jars.
The rest of the kitchen group worked on preparing coleslaw and tomato salad freshly harvested from the garden. Another group of students made scones; one batch of sultana scones to have with blackberry jam and cream, and the other batch was cheese and they added fresh silverbeet. The end result was enjoyed by all. The recipe has been included in the newsletter so please remember to send along a picture of any students making GTT recipes so we can include them on our GTT page. We were also very lucky as Victoria gave us an awesome gift of some new aprons and a cookbook.