Presented by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The creative garden


Suitable for

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7

Subject areas

Sciences, Sustainability, Visual arts

The Creative Garden program will be offered by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, leaders in food education and gardening in schools. Gardening and growing food in schools can be integrated into any curriculum area, from preschool to secondary school.


The program will provide a hands-on understanding of many scientific and creative learning principles, and can enhance literacy and numeracy skills. Students also learn life skills they can take beyond the classroom that will help them to make healthier choices into the future.


In this workshop, students will be offered a range of activities, including learning how to create a pot suitable for growing seeds in from newspaper. They will have the opportunity to learn some basic gardening principles, and planting seeds in the pot they have constructed. There will also be an opportunity to look closely at plants in the surrounding environment, and consider from an aesthetic viewpoint to create images using frottage or rubbing techniques. This leaf rubbing activity will give students a close up exploration of shape, texture and colour of local plants.


This event will also be part of our Community Day on Saturday 4 May 2019.


Learning Outcomes:

  • the structural features of plants and how unique characteristics enable survival
  • how plants are affected by physical conditions and the environment
  • how to use materials and techniques in the art making process
  • how actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care and respect that require us to explore and understand the environment.


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  • Thu 2 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 3 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Birrarung Marr



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Birrarung Marr

Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr


Birrarung Marr is centrally located between the Central Business District and the Yarra, next to Federation Square.


It’s a short journey from Flinders Street Station, and is also served by city trams routes that run down Flinders and Swanston streets, and several bus routes.


There’s also nearby parking at Federation Square, the arts precinct, and city car parks.


Coach drop-offs can be made at the Russell Street extension, and along Flinders Street. The nearest coach parking is along St Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre and the NGV.