Request youth-grown native plants for your community project!

February 28, 2021 Uncategorized

EYA youth pour kindness, curiosity and love into growing thousands of native plants in our Downtown Eastside nursery each year… and now is the time for us to pass on the gifts our honoured plant teachers have shared with us!

Our youth-grown plants are available for free/by donation to schools and community groups in East Vancouver and Indigenous-led projects across the Lower Mainland.

To request plants… 

  • For those with computer access, please complete this form
  • For those with difficulty completing this form, please email marika@eya.ca

    Our deadline for requests is Sunday March 8, 2021, 11:59PM.
    Late requests may also be accepted, depending on remaining availability.

A printable list of plants available for Spring 2021 can be downloaded here.

A note on plant health: Before placing your order, please familiarize with the unique growing needs of these plant relations. To support their health, it’s important to understand whether you have the space/resources to meet their needs. If you need to learn more, some basic resources to support native plant restoration and gardening have been listed in the “Plant Requests” section of the Request Form linked above.

Our Plant Nursery Manager will be in touch to confirm plant availability and arrange a time to pick up your plants at our nursery in Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave).

COVID-19: To ensure the safety of our staff, please wear a mask and maintain two metres of physical distance when picking up your plants. If you are feeling sick, contact us to arrange an alternate pick-up time. 

*Looking for plants for your backyard or patio? Native plant bundles for home gardeners will be available through our Spring fundraiser in late April. For updates, sign up for our newsletter

Questions? Our Nursery Manager Marika (marika@eya.ca) would be happy to help!