A project to replace plot edges at Wentworthville Community Garden is helping the garden and unemployed youth.
A group of teenage workers from BoysTown, a non-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged youth, has replaced more than 100 old wooden sleepers with new ones ahead of the community garden's annual open day on October 12.
BoysTown enterprise manager Rob Smart said their wages were funded by a donation to the organisation from Holroyd Council's 2012 mayoral charity golf day.
"We rely on either community members or projects to enable us to employ these young people, so projects like this one are fantastic for us," he said.
"We thought a good way to utilise the donation would be to put the work back into the Holroyd community."
Under the transition to work program, the youths learn carpentry and landscaping skills and general work etiquette.
Garden secretary Robyn Main said the new garden plot edges would provide a deeper growing space for vegetables, while raised garden beds would give better access to members with limited mobility.
The open day is on Saturday, October 12, 10am-2pm, at 73 Fullagar Road, Wentworthville. Plants, fresh vegetables, craft and cakes will be for sale.