These free multi-week programs will support you to develop skills to care for nature in your community, including growing native plants, restoring wildlife habitat, and working with plant medicines.
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St) and Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St)
Fall Program Dates
All programs run from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Earth Allies | Saturdays | Sept 23 - Dec 2, Feb 10 - March 16 + 2024 Spring Break Weekday Camp | 24 Sessions
Native Plant Nursery | Saturdays | Sept 23 - Dec 2 | 10 Sessions
Rewilding | Sundays | Sept 24 - Nov 26 | 10 Sessions
Nature Stewards Leadership | Sundays | Sept 24 - Nov 26 | 10 Sessions
Youth ages 14-18 who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, living with a disability, or from other equity-deserving communities.
You will receive up to $20/day honorarium based on attendance. Youth must attend a minimum of 4 program days to receive an honorarium. Lunch and bus tickets are provided. We also have some outdoor clothing available to borrow, including rain jackets and boots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Program In Action
Youth participants learn to grow and care for native plants in EYA’s nursery.
A group of Nature Stewards youth in Strathcona Community Gardens.
Youth participants learn to make salves and teas from medicinal plants.
Youth participants help to restore wildlife habitat at Renfrew Ravine.
Youth participants help to remove invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry.
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Manager, Land-Based Education
Deandra is a settler from Indonesia with mixed Chinese and Southeast Asian ancestry. She studied Natural Resources Conservation at UBC and leads the Nature Stewards program.