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.



  • March 7 – May 9    I    Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM  (no program April 11) (pollinator focus)
  • April 2  – May 21     I     Thursdays,10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  (not open for registration) (bird focus)
  • July 13 – July 24     I      Monday to Friday, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  (bird focus)
  • September 28 – November 23    I     Mondays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (not open for registration) (pollinator focus)
  • October 3 – November 28    I     Saturdays, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  (no program Oct 10) (bird focus)


You will receive a $200 honorarium ($25 per day) for participation.


Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St.)


To register for the program, click HERE!


Questions? Our Program Coordinators would be happy to hear from you:
Sahar Zandieh, or 604-689-4446
Brennan Lew-Cooke, or 604-689-4446

COVID-19 UPDATE: EYA is planning for in-person summer programs with some changes to keep you and your family safe, including small group sizes, outdoor activities only, 2-metre physical distancing, no sharing of tools or gloves, frequent hand-washing, and safely-prepared pre-packaged lunches. We’re carefully monitoring updates from health authorities – if it isn’t possible to run in-person programs, we will run virtual programs instead.

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

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