Teens learn hor­ti­cul­ture while help­ing

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

YOUNG men and women are learn­ing new skills, while beau­ti­fy­ing the front of a Dalby prop­erty.

Youth agency DISCO has taken teenagers through the in­dus­try of hor­ti­cul­ture, in part­ner­ship with Bun­nings Ware­house.

The pro­gram is fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing the front gar­den of the DISCO prop­erty.

Youth worker Nicole Fa­gan said the pro­gram had been em­braced by its par­tic­i­pants.

“As part of the pro­gram we try to ex­pose our young peo­ple to a lot of dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries,” Mrs Fa­gan said.

“This com­mu­nity project has al­lowed par­tic­i­pants to re­stock our front gar­den.

“Not only does our gar­den look great, it has ex­posed them to hor­ti­cul­ture.”

The pro­gram is for teenagers who are not at school, and are want­ing to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in dif­fer­ent work.

“This has been re­ally dif­fer­ent for them, and I think they have re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the op­por­tu­nity to learn,” Mrs Fa­gan said.

Par­tic­i­pants are in the gar­den three days a week, learn­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity and how to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to the en­vi­ron­ment.

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

GAR­DEN FUN: Youth work­ers Nicole Fa­gan and Gracey Turner in the front gar­den of DISCO, be­ing pre­pared by teenagers.

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