Seed 2 table by Emma L

Last week was our classroom first time doing seed 2 table!

In my group are Me, Samantha, Jack M, Annalise and Jaedyn.

We did science with Keary first. We look at making a science project about mold.

Then we did cooking. We make warn potato salad and honey pepper veg salad.
The beetroot made the potato pink! Funny.

Emma =)

Autumn 2012

Things have been pretty hectic as usual. Nic’s class had the first slot this year even tho the weather wasn’t great. We have been very lucky to have Kerry join the team. Kerry is a food scientists and is excited to be able to share not only her love of science but also teach the children the processes of investigating. She has had them exploring their lunch boxes and trying to answer questions like “How long does it take for a sandwich to go mouldy?”. or “What is the most acidic thing I eat?”

Nic’s class also created some amazing posters of the work they did showing what they had learned in S2T. I must make sure he puts up some pics for you.

At the moment Rosie’s class of all year 5’s is at work.  Next week they are off to Ross Intermediate to cook their cottage pies. They’ll do a great job as they have learned lots of skills and really developed their confidence.

This year the garden is going to carry on into the winter – there are already a lot of brassicas in the garden hoping the weather will stay fine for a bit longer.  When they grow up Rosie’s class is going to have a shop and sell them – that will make us a few bucks to carry on with in Term 4.

Our crazy mutant corn - two ears seem to have grown inside one husk. It looks like the big one had a baby!!

Plenty or planting to do here!

2011 is here

And we’re off again!  Lou’s class contains the Enviro Team this year which will add a new dimension to our learning in S2T this year.  We start tomorrow – the weather has been very warm and the tomatoes are starting to ripen. we harvetsed our first apples from the orchard this year and all the classes got their share of stewed apple so everyone could have a taste. 2 different kinds of applesRSS crop ready for processing

Coke or Water?

Water or  Coke?
I could not believe  this…..  Very interesting


#1.   75%  of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world  population)
#2.     In  37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak  that it is  mistaken for hunger.

#3.    Even  MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as  3%.

#4.   One glass  of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the  dieters studied in a University of Washington  study.

#5.     Lack of water,  the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6.    Preliminary research  indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of  sufferers.

#7.    A  mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty  focusing on the computer screen or on a printed  page.

#8..   Drinking 5 glasses of  water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%,  plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is  50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the  amount of water you should drink every  day?


#1.  In many  states the highway patrol carries two gallons of  Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car  accident.
#2.   You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of  Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3.    To clean a  toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the  ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid  in Coke removes stains from vitreous  china.

#4.    To remove  rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper  with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in  Coca-Cola.

#5.    To  clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can  of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the  corrosion.

#6.   To loosen a  rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt  for several minutes.

#7.    To bake a  moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in  aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished,  remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for  a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8…   To remove  grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add  detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will  help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from  your windshield.


#1     the active  ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in  about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones  and is a major contributor to the rising increase of  osteoporosis.

#2.   To carry Coca-Cola  syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a  hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive  materials.

#3.    The distributors of Coke  have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20  years!
Now  the question is, would you like a glass of  water?
or  Coke?

Spring 2010

Rm 12 has been an awesome group to work with. They only have one more session this term. Already they have planted beans, peas, tomoatoes, corn and potatoes. Next week they are joining with the other senior classes for a monster sale featuring fruit, veg and herbs from the gardens.  Hopefully everything will sell!

There has been lots of requests for our recipes so check them out on the rest of the site. Hopefully you can find what you are looking for in the categories I have sorted them into. Remember too that you can buy a Seed 2 table cookbook from the office and try out everyone’s favourite recipes!

June 2010

We have put the gardens to bed for another year. I have been on a Primary Teachers Science Fellowship since January.  I went into school to run S2T but have spent the rest of the time at Plant and Food Research watching how scientists do it.  I had the chance to run some experiments of my own into seed germination and the growth and development of miniature vegetables. It was great to have the time to literally watch them grow!  I have learned the value of a greenhouse and I want one for school now.  I have read about people building them out of PET bottles – maybe that’s a good technology challenge for a class in Seed2Table?!

James’ class was in the garden for the autumn term.  They held the first RSS Gardener’s Market to sell the surplus veg from the garden.  It was a great success and included dried herbs with recipes, fruit from some home gardens, homemade lemonade and of course our own veg.  It was so exciting and busy I forgot to get my camera out so you will just have to believe me when I say it all looked great and was so successful we are going to make it an annual event!

If you would like to try our recipes they are all now usefully arranged here on the blog.  If you want more we have a fundraising cookbook available form the school office for $15. Please phone up and buy one!

Have a happy winter and tune in for more fun in Spring.  Or visit our sister site “Grow-Create-Share” – click on the link.


Hi there,

We are underway for our 3rd year – Yahoo. Lou’s class is kicking off the year this week. We are going to begin with lots of planting as a lot of what we planted at the end of last year has failed to come up – this may be due to the cool damp December we had or seeds were planted too deeply or insect damage ….who knows!  Thanks to Awapuni Nurseries we have lots of seedlings to get us started fast and thanks to Niche Seeds we also have lts of interesting heirloom seeds to try.  We have some new parents helping in the kitchen and Sally and Ian are back to run the garden. Pam will be in as she is able to make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.  I will put up the recipes as soon as I can figure out how to do it – edublogs has changed their format and I need some help…step up anyone who wants to help and be my web-master!

Winter 2009 – check out Jamie Oliver’s cooking videos.

Well the weather is really packing up now. So we have packed up the gardens with a thick layer of compost kindly donated from the city council. (The kids got very wet and muddy and really enjoyed their lunch the day we did all the shovelling! As you can imagine – a good time was had by all!)
Now we can spend some time thinking about the spring planting and menus. I have found this awesome set of videos on Jamie Oliver’s website. They show all sorts of dishes and how to make them. Maybe worth setting up the computer in the kitchen and letting the kids have a go with Jamie to help them! Enjoy some great food and we’ll get going again in October.