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