Events

Kitchen Garden Week 2011

Kitchen Garden Week 2011

Kitchen Garden Week

24 September - 2 October, 2011

The inaugural Kitchen Garden Week is an annual celebration of The GPT Group’s partnership with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Over the last 12 months these centres have been transformed with living indoor and outdoor kitchen gardens, designed to help promote the Foundation’s principles of pleasurable food education. Throughout the nine days' of activity, hundreds of children will actively participate in unique workshops on the delivery of cooking and gardening.

In addition to the centre activities during Kitchen Garden Week, GPT will give away a backyard kitchen garden valued at $2,000 to one local family at each of its participating centres. Community members should enter in-centre for their chance to win. GPT is also looking to find a “Garden Guardian” for selected GPT gardens, who will manage seasonal planting rotation and the ongoing health of the garden, while assisting with regular volunteer working bees. Budding green thumbs interested in taking up this opportunity should register their interest in-centre.

The Rouse Hill Town Centre Community Kitchen Garden is open to all members of the public and is the seventh GPT centre to feature a community kitchen garden. Other GPT Centres with kitchen gardens in NSW include Carlingford Court, Forestway Shopping Centre and Norton Plaza. Victorian Centres include Melbourne Central, Parkmore Shopping Centre and Chirnside Park Shopping Centre.

Where: Across six GPT retail centres in NSW and Victoria.
When: 24 September - 2 October, 2011.
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