A NEW hands-on agriculture and horticulture program for migrants and disengaged students is due to launch in July.
Nhill Learning Centre announced last year it was developing the Growing Futures – Hindmarsh program, which will include a range of training programs based on farming, gardening and floristry.
The aim is to give students basic skills and a taste of various industries, while also encouraging social cohesion.
Learning centre executive officer Annette Creek said the program was still in the preparation phase.
“We’re hoping we’ll be ready to launch in about June, with a view to starting to run classes from July,” she said.
“We’re about to start a project soon to build garden beds for the program. That will happen over the next couple of months.”
Growing Futures – Hindmarsh will run at the former Nhill kindergarten building.
The kinder relocated to the Nhill Early Years Centre next to Nhill College last year.
The learning centre received an Adult Community Further Education Board grant for the Growing Futures project.
The program will initially run for one or two days each week.