Jen Holdsworth, one of the dedicated Think Tasmania team of contributors, will be out in the field on a research mission soon. She’ll be joining a Kitchen Garden Tour in Hobart, and visiting schools registered with the foundation formed in 2004 by celebrated chef, Stephanie Alexander.

Kitchen Garden - Stephanie Alexander Foundation

Stephanie Alexander Foundation (screenshot supplied)

Jen would LOVE to have your company on the bus tour where you’ll get to enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared from fresh Tasmanian produce. We’ll publish her first-hand account of the experience afterwards, but if you’re interested in this fabulous opportunity, here’s all the details (taken from the Kitchen Garden website).

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation was established by Stephanie Alexander OAM in 2004, in response to the overwhelming interest in and success of the piloting of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College, Melbourne, from 2001.

Since this time, the Foundation has secured funding to expand the Kitchen Garden Program to other interested schools. We have engaged with schools, governments, philanthropists and passionate individual donors to move the Kitchen Garden Program from a pilot program to an established food education model that has been and continues to be rolled out by schools all across the country.

Tasmanian Produce - Hilbarn Fruit & Vegetables

Kitchen gardens: capsicum

The role of the Foundation is to provide skills, support and inspiration to schools to assist them in implementing and delivering the Kitchen Garden Program.

Operating with a small, dedicated team across Australia, we are a not-for-profit, charitable organisation that relies on the generosity, shared vision and commitment of schools, volunteers, philanthropic organisations, government, business and individuals.

Hobart Region Kitchen Garden Schools Tour

Our Tasmanian schools tour visits established Kitchen Garden Schools throughout Hobart that have been running the Kitchen Garden Program for several years and are now reaping the benefits.

Join the tour to view kitchen and garden classes in action, speak to Foundation staff and school staff, and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch. We will be visiting three of our model Kitchen Garden Schools: Moonah Primary School, St James College and Snug Primary School.

Tasmanian Produce - Hilbarn Beans

Kitchen gardens: beans

This is an inspirational day that showcases some beautiful and productive school gardens as well as the schools’ home-style kitchens, and gives participants a chance to get closer to the Program in action.

The tours are suitable for staff from interested schools and new Kitchen Garden Schools, as well as our Subscribers and interested members of the public.

Please bring a notebook and pen, camera, water and snacks; morning tea and lunch is provided. As we will be visiting school gardens a hat and sunscreen/coat and appropriate footwear are advised.

Please note this tour is not suitable for children.

Richmond Tas - Fresh Raspberries

Kitchen gardens: raspberries

Please meet outside the Moonah Primary School main reception area, 42 Derwent Park Road, Moonah, at 8.45am for a 9am (sharp) start. From Moonah our bus will travel to St James College in Cygnet for lunch, then drop in to Snug Primary School in Snug, then return to Moonah PS by 3.15pm.

Parking is available in surrounding streets, please do not park in the school staff carpark.

  • Date ~ 28 Sep, 2012
  • Time ~ 8:45AM – 3:15PM
  • Price ~ $85.00
  • Meet ~ Moonah Primary School
  • Address ~ 42 Derwent Park Rd, Moonah 7009

Register now for the Hobart Region Kitchen Garden Schools Tour.

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