Produce to the People is a proud Tassievore partner.
We have been working in Primary Schools for a couple of years now in the NW of the State, not only delivering lovely fresh, locally grown veggies each week, but also running veggie garden workshops on a regular basis.
Early next week 20 schools will be receiving parcels of seeds kindly donated by Urban Farming Tasmania. These seeds will be used in further veggie garden adventures in established gardens, and for those schools that have no veggie patch, well these seeds might just provide the impetus to get started.
A little while back I interviewed some students about veggies and gardening, here are their thoughts:
What is your favourite vegetable to eat?
Darren, 9 years old: carrot
Sharlie, 12 years old: that’s hard, um probably potato
Kirby, 12 years old: carrots
T’Keyah, 7 years old: mashed potato
Connor, 11 years old: carrots
What is your favourite way to eat it?
Darren, 9 years old: cooked and cut
Sharlie, 12 years old: mashed….baked potato
Kirby, 12 years old: by themselves peeled
T’Keyah, 7 years old: mashed
Connor, 11 years old: cooked
Is there a vegetable you would like to taste but haven’t yet?
Darren, 9 years old: sweet corn
Sharlie, 12 years old: I don’t know what tomatoes taste like, I don’t know if I’m going to like it, I’m a bit scared.
Kirby, 12 years old: broccoli
T’Keyah, 7 years old: tomato
Connor, 11 years old: um, um, don’t think I’ve ever tried radish
When you had dinner last night, where there any vegetables?
Darren, 9 years old: broccoli
Sharlie, 12 years old: peas, carrots, potato and corn on the cob
Kirby, 12 years old: tomatoes – oh their not vegetables!
T’Keyah, 7 years old: no. all fruit for dinner
Connor, 11 years old: no we had a bbq, we had salad.
Do you have a veggie garden at home?
Darren, 9 years old: yes
Sharlie, 12 years old: silver beet and some chives and potatoes
Kirby, 12 years old: no
T’Keyah, 7 years old: yes
Connor, 11 years old: no
What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen in the garden at school?
Darren, 9 years old: learnt about why the worm usually like some food squashed and stuff
Sharlie, 12 years old: I’d probably have to say when Christian comes, he teaches me how to do compost cause I’m the compost person and I need how to do it and he’s taught me a fair bit. I like that the matter of fact that he lets me ask questions and stuff and lets me do signs and that says what I do and the steps in case I’m not here and what can and cant go in the compost. I like Christian. I’m the compost lady!
Kirby, 12 years old: use your hands with the worms! Their really squirmy and everyone else is scared of them.
T’Keyah, 7 years old: you learn about vegetables
Connor, 11 years old: um, done a lot of things. Probably when we first started making the garden. Putting it all together.
To read more about Produce to the People and all our veggie growing, gathering and giving adventures, head over to our blog www.producetothepeopletasmania.com.au you can also visit us each Sunday during March at The Cradle Coast Farmers Market where we will have info on the Tassievore Challenge.
Happy Tassievore adventures for the month of March!