On June 12th Cardinal McKeefry School celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Garden to Table with a blessing of our garden and kitchen led by Cardinal John Dew. Garden to Table (GTT) is a nationwide school based initiative that focuses on teaching children the joy and skills of growing vegetables and cooking a meal to share with others. Room 2 takes part in the Wednesday morning programme with the support of Estelle our Kitchen Specialist, John our Garden Specialist, and Bridget, who is the teacher in charge of Garden to Table. GTT is also supported by a group of parent volunteers. We were delighted to have all of those who supported the creation of our Garden to Table programme there to share in our celebration.
Symbols that represented the Garden to Table programme were matched with our Marist Charisms and were placed on the prayer table.
Cardinal John shared with the children his own family’s love of gardening in his homily and linked this to our Marist Charisms of Family Spirit and Presence. He spoke about the power of generosity that can come from sharing produce and a meal. He concluded by reminding us that these experiences are truly a gift from God.