A new series of gardening workshops on the Sunshine Coast is set to enhance the confidence, skills and community connectedness of young people.

With a particular focus on those facing disadvantage, the Growing Futures edible gardening workshops will utilise a holistic, hands-on approach and be delivered from Community Solutions’ Eastbank Edible Garden.

Each of the four workshops series will enable the team to select a community group/business for which to build a garden. Through participation in the design, construction and maintenance of garden-based projects, the young people will develop skills in collaborative decision-making, teamwork, numeracy and literacy, community engagement, basic construction, horticulture, animal husbandry, food harvesting and preparation, basic nutrition and positive planning.

Growing Futures is supported by UnityWater.