Apply now to join the NATIVE PLANTS FOR BIRDS Fall 2019 Program!

August 12, 2019 Homepage, News

*This program is now full for the Fall 2019 season. If you have applied, please check your email -and in particular your spam folder as emails may be mistakenly categorized as such- for updates on program spots and wait-listing.*

Join the Native Plants for Birds Fall Program in helping build bird-supporting habitat across Vancouver. Gain hands-on experience working in an organic nursery & greenhouse, learn about our urban ecosystem, get your hands dirty with urban habitat restoration projects and make avians great again!

NEW START DATES: September 28 – November 16th, 2019
Time: Saturdays, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Locations: Strathcona Community Gardens, Cottonwood Community Gardens, Trout Lake Park.

REGISTER NOW!  Complete the online registration form HERE. Alternatively, you can print, write out, and send a scanned copy of this paper form that can be downloaded HERE.

(Registration closes September 20th, 2019)

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 – 19) or as a Program Mentor* (youth aged 16-25, either alumni of a past EYA program or older youth with some relevant experience).

Space is limited in this program, so get your application in early! If you have questions about your application, please email Dee Gorn (

*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, as well as a final volunteer session program wrap-up (on the last day of the program).