When 24 Carrots got started with Warrane Primary we were certain it was going to be a great collaboration.
During the garden design consultation, which featured parents, teachers, students and our dedicated design team (architect Josh Fitzgerald from Archier and landscape architects Mark Jacques and Ben Kronenberg of Openwork), one thing was clear: the garden must take pride of place, physically and literally.
Now with the garden fully built, the first thing you see when you step into Warrane Primary is the school's 24 Carrot Garden, front and centre at the heart of the school. The school’s embrace of the program goes far beyond mere location, with the school community well and truly walking the walk. All students—from kinder to grade six—are involved in regular cooking and gardening lessons, while the community is highly involved through getting hands-on in the kitchen and garden or just enjoying one of the regular long-table lunches with their children. Furthermore, the school’s canteen is serving up delicious produce from the garden, while all of the school’s food waste is being cycled through the school’s composting system.