Published on 24 March 2021
Wangaratta Youth Council are encouraging young people to get back to nature these school holidays.
The Youth Council received a grant from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to run Green Thumb DIY Workshops.
The workshops will run on 12 April at Park Lane Nursery.
Participants will learn how to create a mud bee hotel, as well as how to grow seedlings, take cuttings and plant their own veggies.
Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Development Officer Rachel Harrop said the workshops were a great way to give young people practical skills they could apply at home.
“The project educates the community on ways to help reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change by growing their own vegetables and providing habitat for native insects,” she said.
“It’s also just a great way of getting out in nature and getting your hands dirty.”
All equipment and materials are supplied for the workshops and participants get to take home everything they make.