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Congratulation people of Aotearoa for smashing this Covid 19 pandemic so far! Let's all keep up the good work, keep washing those hands & stay safe

Back to basics home cooking & kitchen gardening classes for ages 8-80

The Cook & Grow Project is based in Hawke's Bay and teaches back to basics home cooking and basic vegetable garden skills for ages 8 to 80 years. We aim to reinvigorate a love of both home cooking and home vegetable gardens. These skills are easy to learn in a nurturing and friendly environment, producing healthier more cost effective meals, through our no-fuss, no-frills, hands on teaching methods.

We currently run school holiday programmes every January, April, July and October.  During term time there are classes with local Salvation Army - meal on a shoestring; Colenso College Teen Parent Unit - how to feed baby without having to open a bottle or a can and Acorn Project Hawke's Bay, teaching healthy tasty meals to young people living with cancer.

To quote the late Anthony Bourdain, “Basic cooking skills are a virtue… the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill. [It’s] as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own bum, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.”

We've lost 2-3 generations of home cooks and gardeners, the world over, and it's time to bring them back, starting as young as we can.

OCTOBER 2020 CLASSES - Will hopefully go ahead!

The October classes will be dependent on the outcomes of NZ's amazing effort through all stages of lockdown and decreasing alert levels over the next few week.  I'm confident that the massive effort everyone of us has made that we will be seeing you all in the kitchen in Spring.