Maggie Beer Foundation - Module 5: Keep it Fresh - Kitchen Gardens
Maggie Beer introduces:
- Amanda Orchard - Chef, Maggie Beer Foundation
- with Cath Manuel - Therapeutic Horticulturist, Soil to Supper
Whether you have small pots, planter boxes, raised garden beds or a full-sized garden bed, a kitchen garden can make all the difference to the food you prepare, and it’s one of the most effective ways to “keep it fresh”.
A kitchen garden provides so much more than simply a space to grow herbs, vegetables and fruits for cooking. Chefs are able to harvest fresh produce as needed and residents will enjoy the vibrant, just picked textures, flavours, colours and aromas that are so full of nutrients. For those residents who can join in, there are physical and cognitive health benefits too… simply being outside, watching things grow or taking part in a gardening activity can help improve a person’s vitality, meal enjoyment and food intake.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the value of a kitchen garden in an aged care home
- Describe the benefits of creating a kitchen garden in an aged care setting
- Explain what should be considered when establishing a garden for residents
- Identify appropriate plants for growing in an aged care kitchen garden
- Demonstrate ways to make use of produce from the garden
Who is this course appropriate for:
This module is suitable for cooks, chefs and kitchen staff working in aged care.
View the trailer below to preview the course: