Community Classes

The Cook & Grow Project are embarking on a series of community based cooking classes with the Napier Salvation Army to teach after school classes with youth, people accessing emergency housing facilities and those requiring support from the Food Bank. We work side by side to teach basic, healthy and cost effective meals utilising any and all products that come to hand. A philosophy of adaptable cooking skills and learning to work with what is available is proving to be a very successful model for these community classes

School Holiday Programmes

The Cook & Grow Project is developing a series of classes for students in the 8 to 12 year age range in the Hawke's Bay area. Our first classes for 2107 will be held at the Hereworth School in Havelock North from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April 2017. These classes combine a mix of cooking, gardening projects, environmental and community awareness. For more information, see our Upcoming Classes page on this website, or contact Helen McNamara directly on 027 6688802

Education Industry Classes

The Cook & Grow Project are delighted to work with the William Colenso College Teen Parent Unit. We teach a series of classes with young mothers, guiding them through basic home cookery for themselves and babies. Recent classes have been designed to produce healthy, cost effective lunches for the students and staff of the TPU. Helping young mothers to recognise the cost and health benefits that result from making their own foods for infants and toddlers is extremely rewarding