The Garden to Table programme is changing the way children approach and think about food. In schools all around the country they are supporting children to enthusiastically get their hands dirty and learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Children learn where food comes from, and how to grow, prepare and cook home-grown produce. They begin to understand the seasonality of food and to make better food choices.

A subscription to Garden to Table is $16.50 per family for one year. The subscription runs from 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2018. Please note that this subscription has a cap on the number of subscribers so please get in quick. The first group reached the cap in less than 24hrs. A second group has been started and enrolments will close once the cap is reached.

Once subscribed, Garden to Table provides all the information you need via their online portal. From there you will be able to access:

  • Participation, garden, kitchen and ‘how-to’ guides
  • A set of child-friendly recipes using produce from your garden
  • Information and safety sheets
  • Kitchen skills instruction videos
  • Participation certificates and licences (eg. the Garden to Table Wheelbarrow Licence)
  • Comprehensive curriculum resources

Three new modules are added into the online portal each term, and most of the modules have downloadable worksheets along with links to additional online resources. How Garden to Table is usually used in a school is that teachers build their own lesson plans based on the available online modules, keeping in mind whatever they are doing in the garden/kitchen and their desired learning outcomes. Home educators may develop a similar sort of lesson plan using the kitchen and garden resources each week to establish gardening and cooking skills, and to draw in discussions about sustainability and the environment; or they may dip in to a range of different modules following the cues from their child and allowing the learning to flow organically :). Feel free to connect online on the NCHENZ Facebook group or NCHENZ Forum to see how others are using this resource.


To subscribe:

Email Nadia Sole (Member Services Co-ordinator) at with the names and ages of the children you are enrolling (they must be from the same family), your NCHENZ membership number* and then make payment (see below for account details). To take up this offer you must be a member of NCHENZ. Membership is free and very easy to complete, go to our Family Membership form.

*If you don’t know your NCHENZ membership number click here to request it. You can still go ahead and subscribe to Garden to Table, just let Nadia know you have made a request for your membership number.



$16.50 per family
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your last name and “garden”

Note, if you make a manual deposit then please add an additional $3 as this is what the bank charges NCHENZ.

While NCHENZ is appreciative of being able to offer a Garden to Table subscription to members, please note that this should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the program. We offer this as a service to our members simply because the opportunity has arisen and we think our members will be interested.

At a glance …

  • Garden to Table is $16.50 per family
  • The subscription runs for one year, from 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2018
  • To enrol email with your children’s names and your NCHENZ membership number
  • You must be home educating (or intending to) and a member of NCHENZ
  • Pay to Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02