Kitchen Classrooms

Hope Montessori Academy

 Hope Montessori Academy provides a learning environment that nurtures each child’s self-confidence, fosters cooperation and incites enthusiasm for learning. Hope Montessori Academy provides each child opportunities for "hands-on" learning. Children are free to learn and progress at their own pace. Our program encourages independence, self-assurance, self-motivation, respect for others and a love of learning — positive characteristics of success that a child will draw upon over a lifetime. 

24 Carrot Garden NOLA

24 Carrot Garden Project is a community garden in the St Roch neighborhood of New Orleans that is an after school program for kids of all ages. Our mission is to offer youth a space and an opportunity to learn about food and explore their entrepreneurial interests from the ground up. We support creativity and understand the value of financial literacy. We plant and harvest food, learn about sustainability, and practice recipes and healthy cooking techniques. 24 Carrot believes in nurturing the whole child. We are neighbors committed to moving into the future harmoniously. 

Healthy Eating Initiative

The Healthy Eating Initiative’s purpose is to promote and educate people on the importance of eating healthy and a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Eating Initiative (HEI) is an international organization with the goal of encouraging a healthy lifestyle and increasing awareness regarding childhood nutrition. To this end, various chapters across the world, led by secondary school students, conduct weekly health and nutrition lessons at a local primary school.

ESY NOLA Arthur Ashe

Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans.

Firle community allotment

Learning about food is a life changing adventure! Children often eat only the
foods that they know. When they see, experience, and prepare new foods
they often enjoy the taste. Eat Your Veggies offers a fun environment for
children to experiment with new and sometimes unusual ingredients. The
children cook real food using fresh seasonal organic ingredients with much
of the produce obtained from the school garden or local farms. Small groups
are utilized to encourage touching and tasting of vegetables and to practice

Firle community allotment

We are a community project set up to revitalise the village allotments and engage the community in growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, edible flowers and planting an orchard.

There are about 50 households in the village and 100 children attend the village school. 

We will be working with the village primary school and their cookery teacher to grow food the children can cook in school for their lunch. 

Green Scientists

The Green Scientists is a garden based educational program. Its core purpose is to develop and expand on the concept of the outdoor classroom. 

Population served are predominantly people of color. 

The programs educational content is guided by culturally relevant pedagogy as well as the pedagogical approaches of Ken Robinson, Paulo Freire, Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner. 

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