Grow Together is a nutrition education program for young children that was established by the Canberra Environment Centre in 2011. The aim of the project is to introduce kids to healthy food and build an awareness of the natural environment through growing food, composting food scraps and having a whole lot of fun. Childcare centres are provided with raised garden beds, a rainwater tank, a worm farm and a compost bin which become the platform for weekly education sessions. The children are involved in all steps of the growing process from planting seeds to harvesting and eating raw foods.
Grow Together is currently running at six Southside Community Services childcare centres: Acacia Children’s Education and Care Centre, Binara Early Childhood Centre, Birralee Care and Educational Centre, Currawong Childcare Centre, Forrest Early Childhood Centre and Narrabundah Children's Cottage.
Grow Together is supported by ACT Healthy Canberra Grants in 2017.