Food Forest

Description :

Immerse yourself in an organic gardening experience and learn about the connections between plants and food.

Children will learn what is involved in growing and looking after plants as they partake in hands-on activities in the Kitchen Garden such as planting and harvesting. They will engage their senses as they explore the Gardens and meet the worms that help compost organic material.

Students will

  • Investigate seasonal food plants
  • Discuss what plants need to grow
  • Plant their own vegetable seeds

Key focuses

  • Where does food come from
  • Organic gardening
  • Harvesting food

Curriculum Links

All Early Childhood Programs support outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework: Identity; Community; Wellbeing; Learning; Communication 

Teacher Resources

Food Forest Teacher Resource

Food Forest Social Script

Time Action
Morning (10:15 to 11:45)
Afternoon (12:45 to 14:15)


Melbourne Gardens

Recommended year level

Early Childhood


$16.50 Per Student


Minimum charge is 18 students per class. Maximum class size is 30 students.