Junior Chef Club

Junior Chef Club

In the dark cold winter months, there is nothing better than gathering around the fire telling stories and eating heart-warming food or getting a tray of freshly baked goods out of the oven to taste whilst still warm... especially when you have made it yourself! On Thursday afternoons,9 students from Mount Carmel and EGA made their way from school to the Skip Garden to take part in the Junior Chef Club, supported by 2 of our Senior Generators, Kaine and Kira. We wanted for the Junior Chefs to not only learn how to cook amazing food, but also to learn about themselves, how we are all connected to other things around us, where our food comes from and our role in helping plants grow.

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Oct 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

Oct 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

I’m writing this piece during the last few days of September and summer seems to be holding its breath not wanting to leave the stage for the entrance of autumn. Which is making me having to guess again when to settle in our winter crops, writes Paul Richens.

Timing in gardening, as in most things, is crucial. Sowing too early or too late can be disastrous – well, at most, unfortunate I suppose! Last year I sowed some green manures too early in the rather warm autumn to see them grow large and then get taken by the first frost.

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April 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

April 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

Ready…Steady…Spring! Actually we’ve already started the new season planting up potato bags with First Early varieties and trying to germinate some tomatoes and squash seeds – perhaps a forlorn hope but that’s gardening, writes Paul Richens.

What I see in the Kings Cross Skip Garden now reminds me of the stuff left on the beach after the tide goes out – the flotsam and jetsam of a mild winter.

Things that should never have survived, like the gaudy Osteospermum or Cape Daisy or the orange flares of Calendula or Pot Marigold are now flowering wildly – a silent hurray to the new Spring.

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