Native Plant Nursery



Want to learn how to grow plants? Looking for new experience for your resume? In this program, you’ll learn about plants native to coastal British Columbia and how they support birds and pollinators. Working in EYA’s plant nursery and greenhouse, you’ll gain horticultural skills that can help you get a job, including native plant care, soils, propagation, seed-saving, and environmental stewardship. We will also take field trips to Still Creek where we’ll help restore habitat for salmon, birds, and other wildlife. You’ll also meet new friends, grow your leadership skills, and earn money while you’re at it! 


This program is open to all youth age 14-18.
Lunch is provided & bus tickets are available upon request.



  • Feb 16 – May 4    I      Tuesdays, 10:30 – 2:30 – school partnership – not open for registration
  • Feb 21 – May 2     I      Sundays, 10:30 PM – 2:30 PM  (no program Apr 4 for Easter)
  • Sept 19 – Nov 9    I     Sundays, 10:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Sept 15 – Nov 17    I    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM – school partnership – not open for registration

Our programs are packed with team work, successional land-based teachings and visits from respected guests, so we ask that you attend all program days. If you know in advance that you must miss more than one day, we kindly ask that you apply for a different or future program.

You will receive up to $200 honorarium, based on attendance.

Please note: The honorarium cannot be paid out if participants attend less than four days of the program. 

Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave.)


To apply for this program, click here.


Questions? Our Program Manager would be happy to hear from you:
Marika van Reeuwyk, or 604-689-4446

COVID-19: EYA has policies in place to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19. Visit for full details. 

  • Categories: Birds, Gardening, Native Plants, Pollinators, Rewilding, Wildlife

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