Youngsters from 19 Whakatipu primary schools and early learning centres are about to learn how to grow a vege garden.

Mitre 10 Mega Queenstown’s providing them all with garden starter kits as part of its school garden partnership programme.

Among the schools is Frankton’s KingsView — store GM Paul Jackson’s pictured with, from left, pupils Isabella Stewart, 7, Ruby Arrowsmith, 9, and Zen Dong Kaneko, 10.

‘‘We’re really passionate about up skilling our next generation,’’ Jackson says.

‘‘Getting more Kiwi kids involved in gardening and embracing the ‘garden to table’ process has so many benefits.’’

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