What is Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project all about ?
Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project is a food education programme for UK primary schools. The project is centred on a hub of beautiful digital resources, designed to give teachers the confidence to captivate children through food, encouraging an understanding of the natural progression from garden to kitchen.
Joining The Kitchen Garden Project gives your school access to hundreds of delicious Jamie Oliver recipes specifically developed for children, lesson plans, helpful teaching notes, growing units, curriculum-linked activities, nutrition information, videos and other supporting materials for cooking and growing food during the school day.
The Kitchen Garden Project aims to encourage a love of good food and cooking, in line with the statutory cooking requirements set out in the national curriculum for England.
What we believe
We believe that cooking is a fundamental life skill that is just as important as reading, writing and maths. We need to get back to basics; to grow, cook and eat fresh, local produce, and we need to pass cooking skills and food knowledge on to the next generation.
Introducing children to fresh fruits and vegetables at a young age is a fundamental first step towards developing healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
We aim to inspire schools across the country to get involved in food education in a practical way. We want everyone to roll up their sleeves, get stuck in and work together to create something that will change current and future generations’ relationship with food.
Where is the project available?
The Kitchen Garden Project resources are written to meet the needs and standards of education set out in the national curriculum in England, where cooking and growing are compulsory. Right now, membership is limited to government-recognised schools within the UK, but we would love to invite schools around the world to join the Food Revolution and get involved in their own way.
For schools outside the UK, visit our friends at the Edible Schoolyard Project, The Good Foundation and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation for more great material to help get your school cooking and growing. And, of course, remember to join us on Food Revolution Day to help keep cooking skills alive.