Aldinga is on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, about 45 kilometres south of Adelaide. It is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. Since Europeans settled the area in the 1840s, the fertile soils of the Aldinga Plains have supported grain and vegetable crops, vineyards, fruit orchards and dairies.
Aldinga Beach School joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program in 2011. With new housing developments in the surrounding area, the school population has grown to more than 600 students.
Food Stories is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.