Apply for the Fall 2018 Native Plant Nursery program!

August 17, 2018 Homepage, News

Join a dedicated group of like-minded youth helping to grow hundreds of native plants & trees. Get hands-on experience working in an organic nursery & greenhouse, exploring the relationship between our food & the biodiversity of our ecosystem, exploring how cultures are connected to the plants around us, while learning about Vancouver’s urban wildlife & native habitat. Develop leadership skills by participating in habitat restoration projects & community projects.

This program is FREE! Upon completion of the program you will earn a small stipend for your time & commitment, gain community service hours towards graduation, and receive a certificate of participation from EYA.

There are 2 opportunities to join this program: As a Program Participant (youth aged 14 – 20) or as a Program Mentor* (youth aged 16-25, either alumni of a past EYA program or older youth with some relevant experience).

PROGRAM DATES: PROGRAM DATES (Saturdays): September 22nd – November 17th (no session Oct 6th) (8 days total)
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATIONS: Strathcona Community Gardens & Cottonwood Community Gardens
APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete this online form and a Program Manager will be in touch to confirm registration:

This is a popular program and space is limited, so get your application in early! If you have questions about your application, please email Jess Henry (

*NOTE: Program Mentors will act as leaders during the program, practicing leadership skills and assisting the EYA leaders to deliver the Wild Mind Program. Program Mentors will also commit to meeting for 1 leadership training and orientation day at the garden (meeting time will be 9am on Monday, July 16th before the program starts), as well as a final volunteer session program wrap-up (on the last day of the program).