The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation has launched a new educational resource – Step-by-Step Visual Cooking and Gardening: Accessible Recipes and Garden Activities.

Designed to be accessible to every student, no matter their background, experience, level of literacy or level of ability, this publication makes it easy for students of different ages and skill levels to visualise the steps involved in each activity.

By setting out how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal, delicious produce, Step-by-Step Visual Cooking and Gardening encourages students to develop life skills and make positive choices about what to cook and eat.

It aims to increase student wellbeing and self-esteem, and provides a hands-on understanding of literacy, numeracy, science, and so much more. Using easy-to-follow language displayed in a big font and illustrated with clear full-colour photographs, the publication provides simple step-by-step instructions for 12 recipes and 12 garden activities.

The recipes and garden activities have been carefully chosen for their practical application and are accompanied by identifying photos of ingredients and equipment, as well as tips handy hints throughout. The publication comes with a free PDF edition that is designed for use with digital text-to-speech readers, making it suitable for supporting students with visual impairment as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.