The Brumby Government’s highly successful ‘Go for Your Life’ Kitchen Garden project will be rolled out to a further 22 Victorian government schools through grants worth $62,500.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said students at Port Fairy Consolidated School will join the existing 24 schools already on the successful healthy living and eating program.
“This is fantastic news for the school and the whole school community who can look forward to Port Fairy Consolidated School establishing its very own kitchen garden,” Ms Tierney said.
“Students will grow, harvest, prepare and share good food and learn all about the benefits of a healthy and nutritious diet.”
Funding is provided to assist with the establishment of a garden and kitchen and specialist staffing costs.
The ‘Go for your life’ Kitchen Garden project with celebrated chef Stephanie Alexander is part of the Victorian Government’s ‘Go for your life’ campaign, which promotes healthier lifestyles through greater physical activity and healthy eating among all Victorians.
Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said the project has grown in popularity since it was first introduced to schools in 2007.
“More students will be able to sow the seeds of a healthy lifestyle under the second phase of the highly successful program,” Ms Pike said.
“Education is the Brumby Government’s number one priority which is why we are investing in a range of educational opportunities to help our students get the best possible start in life.”