Kitchen Garden Program

Aspendale Garden’s curriculum ensures our students acquire skills that will serve them now and for years to come. Years 3 and 4 students participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Program. Our chef and a qualified garden specialist provide an outstanding cooking and gardening program and our students love it!


The students spend time in the garden planting, maintaining and harvesting the fruits of their labour, and spend time in the kitchen cooking cuisines from countries around the world whilst gaining insight into different cultures. Table etiquette, developing their pallet and honing their dining conversational skills are also part of this brilliant program.

Menus are based on the seasonal vegetables grown in our organic garden.  Students from all year levels enjoy, and are encouraged to help or just spend time in our huge vegetable garden during lunch time.  Feeding and caring for the chooks is a favourite for many of the students.

Our garden has recently been enhanced by the addition of a breeding aviary for endangered Australian birds which is a huge hit with the students.

 2021 Term 2 Recipes from the Kitchen

 2021 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen

 2020 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen

Creamy Potato Leek Soup
Cucumber, Carrot and Radish Salad
Hot Cross Buns
Herb and Garlic Bread
Apple & Rhubarb Empanadas
Orange & Olive Salad
Pickled Vegetable Salad
Sesame Cookies
Spanish Potato Tortilla
Vegetable Fried Noodles
Spring Onion Pancakes
Vegetable Paella