Kia ora, my name is Anita Croft.
I am a qualified early childhood teacher with six years experience teaching in the early childhood sector and eight years teaching in the tertiary sector. I hold a Master of Education degree where I studied pre-service early childhood teachers' preparedness to teach education for sustainability.
I have a long-held passion for growing my own food that began in my own childhood.
I work with early childhood centres and teachers to embed sustainable gardening into their curriculum.
Based in Christchurch, I run Gardening with Tamariki: Hands-on.
For early childhood centres and teachers around Aotearoa New Zealand I faciliate webinars and whole-centre professional learning on gardening with young children and environmental sustainablity.
Growing Kiwi Gardeners mission is to inspire the early childhood community to build an ecologically sustainable curriculum that seeks to reduce human impact on the planet through gardening programmes and professional learning