Growing food, growing people
I met Jaycob Miller back in 2013, as a student of Warrawong High School’s living classroom program. Jaycob spent a lot of time in the garden, as by his own admission, the classroom really wasn’t for him. I remember hearing third hand of all the chaos he caused at school and around the community, but when he was in the garden, he always seemed switched on and focused. When it came to practical work, he was highly intelligent and driven.
Jaycob joined Green Connect a few years later as a junior farm hand. This opportunity was given to several young people at the time, but Jaycob was the one who seemed to really understand what the opportunity meant, and he became an integral part of the farm team. Fast-forward a few years, and Jaycob is now one of our senior farm hands. He plays a leading role in the site maintenance and development of the farm and shoulders the bulk of responsibility of delivering our veg boxes to the community.
Green Connect’s engagement model illustrates how placing trust in someone to take on responsibility, and supporting them on their journey, can be a springboard that will empower them to take things to the next level. Not all places of employment would have placed trust in a young Jaycob Miller, but every time we’ve asked him to take on more responsibility he has risen to the challenge.
As well as his work on the farm, Jaycob now also plays a key role in our staffing solution team, where he supports new staff to find their feet in some of our external worksites.
Green Connect Farm Manager
In your box:
Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your veg box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Did you know?
Bok Choy: Along with being crunchy and delicious, this popular Asian green is a great source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It is also incredibly versatile and can be sautéed, fried, steamed, shredded, pickled, grilled or eaten raw. Try stir-frying bok choy with a bit of garlic, ginger, and chili for a simple side dish. It can be easily stored in the fridge for up to a week but is best eaten fresh for higher nutrient value.