The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Altona Meadow Primary School introduces healthy and enjoyable food preparation to Australian primary students.


The Program also links the kitchen table to the garden by involving the students in the growing and harvesting of fresh, seasonal herbs, vegetables and fruits that are directly used in the meals that they prepare.


Each fortnight, students across Years 3 to 6 spend a minimum of 60 minutes in the garden, and 90 minutes in the kitchen preparing and sharing meals created from their produce. The program employs kitchen and garden specialist staff members to run these sessions.  


Created in conjunction with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the program aims to positively influence our students' food choices’.


The Program supports the primary school curriculum through reinforcement of English, Mathematics, Science, culture and environmental sustainability. In addition, the Program delivers observable social benefits to all students, including those with special needs.


We greatly appreciate the support and assistance of our many volunteers. Without them, the program could not run. New volunteers are always welcome.


*A free Volunteer Working with Children Check is required which can be organised through your local post office or online.

 Marilenghi: Cooking At HOME

Welcome to Cooking at Home with Marilena. While we stay safe at home, our wonderful kitchen specialist will provide recipes and instructions for you all to do at home. This week’s recipes are Fried Rice Lettuce Cups and Orange Food Processor Cake . Make sure you share some photos of what you have done. Kimi and Ozzie want to see!

Cooking Term 3 2020


We have another term of no face to face contact in the AMPS SAKG kitchen. Kimi and I will continue to provide recipes with videos on the school website. 

In addition to new recipes, I have been making preserves such as Raspberry Jam, Peach Jam and Rhubarb Chutney. I have also been busy making marmalade with the beautiful citrus from the garden. So if you have a citrus tree in your garden, this will be a good opportunity to use some of the fruit. I will post a few recipes.

Keep an eye out for a secret recipe that Mr Reid has kindly shared, his famous Sausage Rolls! Please keep your suggestions for recipes coming. Some recent suggestions from you included Nori Rolls and Chicken Ramen.

Finally, a big thank you to all of you that have been cooking and sending in photos of your work. I was so pleased to see all of the delicious looking Apple Cakes!!!  


See you soon,

Marilena and Kimi 

this week's Lesson

This is a quick and easy dessert that will

serve 6 to 8 people.

This dish you can let everyone help themselves to make their own bowls or you can make them up. Cook the chicken in a pan, in the oven or my favourite way is on the BBQ. Use what ever vegetables that are your favourite. Steamed broccoli or green beans are delicious in this too. This will serve at least for with plenty of left overs.

Safety Tips

If you follow the recipes shown here you can keep busy and help your parents out at the same time. 


Before you start, remember to be safe in the kitchen.  


I’ve included some links and information down the side of this page.  Review with your parents before you start.

Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen Rules

Knife Rules 

Previous Recipes:



What’s happening in the Garden!


Take a look at our plan for our Summer Garden


Thanks from Tarius, the Gardener


Download this week's Lesson:

Gardening Term 4


This term is Summer Garden Planting! At Altona Meadows PS, the students are helping to clear garden beds 1 – 17 then cultivate them (manure, compost and mulch) so that we can plant our summer veggies. The summer garden plan is posted on the website so we will be working to this plan. We are also focusing on tree care. Our orchard has peaches, nectarines, plums, pears and apple trees that will need some spring care so they get are ready for harvesting starting in December.   

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