During a Garden Club in Aurukun in May, POP Enabler Tim taught members how to grow vegetables using hydroponics.

The hydroponic set up eliminates the need for weeding, controls bugs and is self-watering using a solar pump, which re-circulates the water.

All items (except the solar pump) were locally sourced from the dump and surrounds, meaning the vegetable garden is relatively easy for members to replicate in their own homes.

By learning how to establish and easily manage fruit and vegetable gardens, POP members can support their families’ nutrition and wellbeing.

We also know­ that spending time outside in green spaces, building and gardening, is good for overall wellbeing.