Two groups of eager students will represent D&A College at Dundee Flower and Food Festival this weekend.
Thirty learners from NC level 5 horticulture and landscaping will demonstrate their newly-grown talents and produce a show garden inspired by trying to help eliminate plastic pollution in our oceans.
The team has been motivated by Greenpeace and the work the charity is doing to minimise the 12 million tonnes of plastic entering seas every year.
Course leader Gregor McGillivray said: “The preceding year’s students picked the ocean theme but the students for this term have embraced it and made it their own and made something interesting and eye-catching.
“They are working hard and enjoying learning new skills at the same time.”
Gardens entered by previous D&A students have won awards and the horticulture department is hoping to achieve similar success this year.
While the horticulture students are preening and pruning, hospitality students will be cutting and chopping in the kitchens.
Lending a hand to all the chefs in the demonstration kitchens over the three days, students will be able to see the workings of a kitchen and learn from some of the best in the business.
Course leader Albert Close said: “This is a great way for these promising youngsters to enter into the hospitality industry and meet role models such as ex D&A student and Masterchef winner Jamie Scott. It lets them see what they can achieve if they work hard.”