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Jamie Oliver launches his Kitchen Garden Project to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum. Nathan James Dodd finds out how schools can get involved.
Jamie Oliver has launched a brand new project aimed at primary schools to help them meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum in England.
Entitled Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project, schools will be able to access hundreds of recipes, lessons, gardening topics, nutrition advice and much more. Resources also coincide with the fact that practical cookery is now a compulsory part of the National Curriculum.
School membership includes:
To get your school involved visit the Kitchen Garden Project website.
GardenSite expressed its support to the team at the Kitchen Garden Project and received this lovely response from them.
"...thank you for your support of the Kitchen Garden Project-we very much appreciate it! With many thanks, Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project Team x"
Nathan James Dodd
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