Young people across the shire have an opportunity to hone their cooking skills in a new program beginning in May.
Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) will teach 17 to 26 year olds practical, hands-on skills in healthy food planning, sourcing and storing, as well as preparing and cooking fresh locally grown produce in the Cook to Grow initiative.
SAGE Cook to Grow coordinator, Sandra Makdessi said young people have been identified as being vulnerable to unhealthy food choices due to limited cooking skills.
“As the result, they consume mostly ready made, processed and junk food, and generate a high level of food waste,” Ms Makdessi said.
We want to inspire young people to prepare healthy meals at home, to connect with their local food communities and to make informed food choices” said Ms Makdessi.
“Participants will benefit from these easy adopted food-waste avoidance skills to enjoy food and save time and money while reducing environmental impact.”
She said the workshops will run out of the Red Door Cafe in Moruya, with visits to the SAGE Garden, farmers markets and local food suppliers.
The six-session program commences on Wednesday, May 3, with groups limited to eight participants. Information from Sandra, 0439032038 or email@example.com
The Cook to Grow program was funded by a grant from Love Food Hate Waste, through the NSW Environmental Trust.
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