The Magic Of Growth

On Friday the three younger kids and I went into Melbourne Central to visit The Magic Of growth installation. The owners of Melbourne Central are GPT who are now the Foundation Principal Partner of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF).

To celebrate the partnership of the organisations, the shot tower at Melbourne Central, was transformed into a giant living kitchen garden as part of The Magic Of Growth. It is wonderful to see the SAKGF receive significant financial and resource support, so it can continue the inspirational work it does with schools around the country.

We couldn’t make the launch the day where students from the Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College joined Stephanie Alexander in demonstrating the Foundation’s pleasurable food education philosophy of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing seasonal produce. But we still had a wonderful visit!

The installation follows the philosophy behind SAKGF schools program:


The Magic Of Growth - Growing


The Magic Of Growth - Harvesting


The Magic Of Growth - Preparing


The Magic Of Growth - Sharing

The Magic Of Growth provides a fantastic chance for kids like mine that don’t have a veggie garden at home, to see how a meal comes together from start to finish. It gives them a chance to touch, smell and taste the growing produce! There are still some sessions you can attend at GPT shopping centres around Australia. Check the Magic Of Growth website for more details, but I have listed some sessions below:

  • Parkmore Shopping Centre (VIC) – Thursday 4 November, Spring Cooking Shows. 11am – 2pm. Fresh Food Hall
  • Rouse Hill Town Centre (NSW) – Thursday 4 November – Cooking Masterclass. 11am – 2pm. Outside Coles and Woolworths and Kids Garden Workshop. 3pm-6pm. The Backyard