The Montessori Centenary Children’s garden reflected the key principles at the heart of the Montessori approach to education. The garden was a child-centric space for children to play and learn. It was a riot of colour with engaging features. It included a bright pink repurposed shipping container which housed the main teaching area. Also, a propagating greenhouse complete with a child-sized door. And a living wall of herbs and salad leaves, as well as a hydroponic area and brightly-coloured, blown-glass water spouts. The wealth of features aimed to teach children about the natural world and the importance of sustainability, sitting alongside the modern technology that is the future of horticulture. And most importantly, it was a lot of fun!
Chantelle was delighted to partner with the team to create the following 4 recipes using produce that was grown in the garden. These recipes are child friendly and focus on seasonal produce:
- Beetroot & chocolate cakes
- Cheesy green spaghetti
- Tomato & thyme pizzas
- Garden dip