Teaching high-schoolers about horticulture is T&G Global’s latest project. The company has recently announced a partnership with Corinda State High School in Brisbane, Australia.
The new partnership includes funding for Corinda’s involvement in the Kitchen Garden Foundation programme, established by Australian celebrity chef, Stephanie Alexander.
The programme gives students the opportunity to complete a vocational Certificate I in agri-food operations in year ten, and a Certificate II in rural operations in years 11 and 12.
“Growing produce today draws on so many skills from science to digital capability and is an exciting and viable career as Australia’s population continues to grow alongside the desire for healthy, locally grown and safe food,” said Heath Jakeman, head of quality and innovation at T&G.
“We’re excited to be supporting the great work the teachers are doing in providing a pathway for Corinda kids to get experience at school of both horticulture and agriculture and get a head of others considering entering these sectors.”