The educational program trying to develop the next generation of horticulture workers
An Australian non-profit organization has established learning programs aimed at increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables among children and providing a pathway for students to take up jobs in horticulture.
Food Ladder notes that around just six percent of Australian kids are eating the required amount of fresh fruit and vegetables every day, and there is a need to better link food production to education and outcomes. Horticulture and Training Manager Scott McDonald explains that the organization uses hydroponic technology and climate-controlled greenhouses with small-scale food growing systems and specialized education resources, so students and communities in regional areas can grow their own produce.
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