Pumpkin, Potato and Leek SOUP DAY was a huge success with lots of kids coming back for seconds or trying for the first time! A HUGE THANK YOU to Rosa, Belinda, Mandy, Lisa, Michelle, Emma and a special thanks to the amazing Theresa for making today's soup kitchen the success it was!
Pumpkin seedlings were donated by a regular sponsor, Scotsburn Nurseries and seed potatoes were donated by The Plant Shop! and without these amazing sponsors, the garden would not exist, so once again, thankyou to these amazing people.
Pumpkins, Potatoes and Leeks were harvested from the garden and Australia's Own Organic Vegetable Stock used, keeping our kitchen allergy free.
Zero waste was achieved with all waste being composted & pumpkin seeds saved for the next plantings. The kids planted a pea seed in their empty sugarcane cup (hopefully they remembered to bring them home). We would love to see some results once they start growing, plant them at home or bring them back to the garden
Pumpkin seeds were ashed, dried and saved for next seasons plantings!
We also had a few Members of Parliament come & join in the Soup Day & they were very impressed knowing that the kids had grown the veggies, made soup & recycled the waste to be used again. Best of all the kids knew they were eating pumpkins, potatoes and leeks they had planted from seeds & cared for. Soup Day was sponsored by Going Green Solutions.
Jade and Amy
As I am on the Environment Team, I thought it was a fantastic idea to recycle the sugar cane cups & bamboo spoons to use for potting the pea seeds - Bliss.
The soup was amazing. Keep on cooking greenthumbs! By Ryan
"I think the soup was really yummie and healthy, and thank you for making it"- Charlotte
"I went back for more as it had a beautiful taste" -Ben
Grace - "I tried to bite the cup to see if it tasted like sugar, but it didn't taste like anything. The soup tasted much better!" The cup came home with bite marks all around the top...
Ruby said "it was really good soup, the best bit was planting in the sugar cup and now watching it grow !" Thanks green thumbs !
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