Students grow, harvest, prepare food at Murringo Public School

Pita crisps and tzatziki dip are some of the foods students at Murringo Public School are enjoying thanks to the school's participation in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

Students in Years three to six take part in fortnightly gardening and cooking lessons, using what they have grown in their organic vegetable garden, and eggs from the chook house to create yummy, healthy food to share.

"The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program runs in selected schools all around the country and encourages the students to grow, harvest, prepare and share healthy food with their peers," school principal Kaelene Neville said. "The program provides practical applications for measurement concepts in mathematics and lots of reading as the students work together to stick to the recipe."

This fortnight, the students cooked pita crisps, using herbs from the garden and a refreshing tzatziki dip to dunk them in. The next fortnight will feature bruschetta, "the taste of summer", Kaelene said.