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! 


Programs are open to youth ages 14-18 who identify as BIPOC*, LGBTQ2S+, living with a disability, and/or are targeted by other systemic barriers.

*BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour (we define Person of Colour as South Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, or ancestry from places other than Europe. This also includes youth of mixed-race identities. For example, someone who is of part European, part Latin American ancestry).

Lunch is provided & bus tickets are available upon request.



  • Sep 25 – Nov 27 | Sundays 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM | 10 Sessions

Our programs are packed with teamwork, 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 a $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.)


The application for this program is now closed, please keep an eye out on our social media for Spring 2023 dates.



Questions? Our Senior Program Coordinator would be happy to hear from you:
Deandra Atmojo, 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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