ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Young Gardener Awards, supported by T&G and Garden to Table, aim to recognise the passion, talent and achievements of pupils and schools’ gardening, growing and harvesting nutritious food.

All schools participating in the Garden to Table programme, where children are involved in all aspects of gardening in an environmentally sustainable garden, are eligible to enter.

There are three categories of Awards that you can enter:

  • The T&G Garden to Table Established School of the Year Award (open to schools who have been in the Garden to Table programme for longer than two years)
  • The T&G Garden to Table New School of the Year Award (open to schools who have been in the Garden to Table programme for two years or less)
  • The T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener of the Year Awards (five students will be awarded)

ENTRIES OPEN WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST

But don’t wait for entries to open – start taking photos of your garden now before the frosty weather hits and the greenery fades!

ABOUT GARDEN TO TABLE

Garden to Table was launched in 2010 and has 60 schools from up and down New Zealand participating in its food education programme for primary and intermediate aged school children. It aims to instil a love of good, healthy food among children by teaching them where food comes from and how to grow, prepare and cook own-grown produce. The aim of the programme is to change the way children approach and think about food, growing their enthusiasm for fresh, seasonal produce.

We would like to acknowledge the staff and students at Meadowbank School for allowing T&G and Garden to Table to take photos and videos for the T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener of the Year Awards.

ABOUT T&G GLOBAL

T&G (formerly Turners & Growers) is proud to be the official growing partner of Garden to Table and the core supporter of this inaugural T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener Awards. The awards are our part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of Kiwis on their journey to a healthy life through the growing and enjoyment of fresh food.

T&G was born in New Zealand and has been producing fresh fruit and vegetables for over 120 years. We are constantly exploring ways to make food more sustainable, safe, fresh and delicious. T&G is passionate about ensuring Kiwis know where fresh produce comes from and enabling access to quality fruit and vegetables every day.