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Introducing our new brand and website!

05 Apr 2023

Our colourful new brand reflects EYA’s youthful identity and honours the land we steward.

And the winner is…EYA!

05 Apr 2023

Charity Village awards EYA Best Youth Engagement Organization (under 20 staff) for 2022.

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Support our Winter Fundraiser!

06 Feb 2023

Help us open the doors for equity-deserving youth pursuing land-based livelihoods.

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Rewilding Still Creek

06 Feb 2023

This spring and summer, 169 dedicated youth have been contributing to the ongoing restoration of native habitat along Still Creek – a three year project in partnership with Still Moon Arts Society.

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Meet our Youth Habitat Crew

06 Feb 2023

Meet EYA's Youth Habitat Crew: five inspiring youth who joined our team this summer for a three-month paid internship.

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Community-led Urban Wetland Project

06 Feb 2023

The project, in partnership with Strathcona Community Gardens, will increase climate resilience in the Downtown Eastside by creating a wetland ecosystem that will reduce flood risks, and increase biodiversity and Indigenous foodscapes.

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Plant Relative: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

06 Jan 2023

Yarrow has a long history of being used medicinally around the world, including by many First Nations and the ancient Greeks. This plant relative is one of our favourites to grow in our youth programs.

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Plant Relative: Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

06 Jan 2023

Nodding Onion is an edible native plant with a similar taste to onion and chives. This plant relative can be found in many of our garden beds and meadows.

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Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

06 Jan 2023

Strawberries aren't just delicious, the whole plant has many medicinal uses, too!

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Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

06 Jan 2023

We love to snack on salmonberry in our programs, but always remember to leave plenty for the birds and other wildlife that rely on this foodsource.

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Big Leaf Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)

06 Jan 2023

Lupine is often grown in our youth programs. They’re easy to grow from seed and germinating lupine seeds is an excellent learning experience.

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2021 Year in Review and Annual Report

06 Mar 2022

We reflect back on the year and invite you to read our Annual Impact Report!

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