Native Plant Fundraiser 2022

March 16, 2022 Featured, Homepage, News

Native Plant Fundraiser is now CLOSED until next Spring!

Thank you to everyone who ordered a bundle. You’ll receive an email from david@eya.ca with pick-up details for your selected date (check your spam).

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EYA youth pour kindness, curiosity and love into growing thousands of native plants in our Downtown Eastside nursery each year. EYA’s annual Native Plant Fundraiser is an opportunity to receive a bundle of youth-grown native plants while supporting our paid land-based education and employment training programs, engaging hundreds of youth each year to become environmental stewards. Every plant you receive means another lovingly planted by our youth to support urban wildlife habitat and Indigenous foodscapes!

Click here to see the bundles available.

Due to high demand, we’re limiting one bundle per person. Donors will collect their bundles from our nursery in Strathcona Community Gardens in early May.

How much?

  • Garden Bundles: 10 plants for a sliding scale donation of $50 – $100 or more*
  • Balcony Bundles: 5 plants for a sliding scale donation of $25 – $50 or more*
    • *Tax receipts issued for any amount over the minimum sliding scale donation.

Questions? See FAQs below or email david@eya.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I donate to reserve my plants?
A: The campaign will launch on April 12th. To receive the link to purchase, sign up to our email list here.

Q: Will I get a tax receipt?
A: Any amount donated over the minimum donation amount is tax-deductible. For example, if you donate $100 for a Garden Bundle, you’ll receive a tax receipt for $50. We will follow up by email to issue you your tax receipt.

Q: What plants will I get?
A: Click here for this years bundles (liable to change, depending on availability)

Q: How do I know if the plants are suitable for my garden/balcony?
A: Bundles are organized by how much sun they need.

Q: Can I choose different plants?
A: Unfortunately due to limited capacity we’re unable to take requests for custom bundles.

Q: Can I receive more than one bundle?
A: As our nursery stock is limited, bundles are limited to one per person.

Q: How do I get my plants?
A: You can collect your bundle during pre-arranged time slots on Wednesday 4 May 4.30-6pm, Friday 6 May 12-2pm, or Saturday 7 May 10am-12pm.

Q: What about Japanese beetle?
A: Our nursery is located within the Japanese beetle restriction zone. We are in compliance with CFIA regulation to prevent spread. As a precaution we are required to record the address(es) of the final destination of each individual plant.

Q: What about COVID?
A: We recommend that you wear a mask to collect your plants and maintain a physical distance of 2 metres. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Q: Where will my donation go?
A: EYA engages over 600 children and youth facing barriers annually to become environmental stewards through free land-based education and paid employment training programs. Your donation will help us to cover the cost of running these programs. Click here to read our Annual Report

Q: Why native plants?
A: Native plants are adapted to the local environment. As a result they often don’t need fertilizers and are adapted to wet winters and dryer summers. They also play an important role in providing food and shelter for local wildlife, and native pollinators rely on them as a food source.