The 24 Carrot school program sets the gold standard for school kitchen gardens. The gardens act as outdoor classrooms where students grow, cook and eat healthy produce. We promote sound nutrition skills in a fun and inspiring setting.
The program provides opportunities for the entire community to participate in growing, harvesting and cooking produce, fostering community connections between students and families.
At present, there are twenty-four schools participating across Lutruwita/Tasmania.
24 Carrot delivers educational outcomes that align with the Australian Curriculum. We are also proudly partnered with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program and their curriculum. We complement these core fundamentals with a wide range of curated workshops from the Material Institute about art, food, science and sustainability.
Each garden is designed by volunteer architects who work with the school community at each stage of development. Students collaborate on the design of the garden, acting as both client and architect through tasks such as drawing layouts and performing building surveys.
Wider community engagement is facilitated through regular neighbourhood events and festivals such as the annual 24 Carrot Carnival where participating schools celebrate at Mona.