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Youth World Food Garden Project (Whittlesea & Darebin)

Learn more about our food system and develop valuable skills in growing, cooking and sharing healthy and cultural foods.

The Youth World Food Garden workshops at Oakhill Food Justice Farm in Preston have now finished. Here is a short video about the program:

Participants will receive a stipend of $30 for every workshop attended.

For participants aged 14 to 25 who have experienced challenges in obtaining employment and/or accessing educational opportunities. 


1. Food and I

Food Identity & Place - Sat Dec 10th, 2-5pm

Book you place via this link

2. Food For Everyone

Sourcing Food & Food Insecurity - February 4th (Sat)

This workshop will be all about exploring challenges with sourcing food that is culturally relevant to us, and the food insecurity that results from those challenges. We will plant seedlings (that participants picked at the end of 2022) into our little plot of land at Oakhill Food Justice Farm. 

Book via this link

3. Fighting for a Fair Food System

Food Movements & Food Justice - March 4th (Sat)

4. Taking Charge of What We Eat

Food Sovereignty & Decolonisation - April 1st (Sat)

5. Why Waste it?

Food Waste & Environment - May 6th (Sat)

You will gain

  • Valuable skills in gardening, cooking, and communication
  • Meet other passionate and diverse young people
  • Awareness of further work/study opportunities
  • Opportunity to help develop and publish a project zine (booklet) and film.
  • Enjoy an end-of-program celebration

Program Info

This program was developed by Sustain: The Australian Food Network in partnership with  Just Food Collective. Funded by VicHealth’s Jumpstart initiative, it will connect two groups of young people to learn more about local food systems, health, and sustainability.