Plants and People


Want to learn how to use wild plants for food, medicine, and fibre arts? Looking for a way to grow your leadership skills? In the Plants and People program, you will learn how to identify and harvest native and invasive plants, and use them for salves, teas, tinctures, baskets, and weaving. You’ll also have a chance to learn from Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, artists, and Elders. You’ll also meet new friends, gain experience for your resume, 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.



  • (TBC) February 21 – May 2    I   Sundays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (no program Apr 4 for Easter)
  • July 6 – Aug 24    I     Tuesdays, 10:30 PM – 2:30 PM   
  • July 7 – Aug 24    I     Wednesdays, 10:30 PM – 2:30 PM


You will receive a $200 honorarium for participation.


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 UPDATE (please find our full policy here): EYA is planning for in-person programs with some changes to keep you and your family safe. We’re carefully monitoring updates from health authorities – if it isn’t possible to run in-person programs, we will run virtual programs instead. All program activities will adhere to guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority. 

  • Categories: Gardening, Indigenous Knowledge, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants

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