Plants for People

PLANTS FOR PEOPLE

Want to learn how to use plants for food or medicine? Looking for a way to grow your leadership skills? The Plants for People program will help you develop plant horticulture skills and learn how to grow and harvest what is in season, prepare foods, make medicinal salves and teas, and weave with plant fibres.  Working in the EYA Youth Gardens, you will expand your connection to place and explore plant knowledge through three intertwined learning systems:  Plants for food, plants for medicine and plants for fibre.  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.

 

REMAINING 2020 PROGRAM DATES

  • August 10 – August 21     I     Monday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • September 12 – November 7     I     Saturdays, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  – skip Oct 10 for Thanksgiving

 

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

 

LOCATION 
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St.)

 

HOW TO REGISTER
To register for the program, click HERE!

 

MORE INFORMATION
Questions? Our Program Coordinator would be happy to hear from you: Sahar Zandieh, sahar@eya.ca or 604-689-4446

COVID-19 UPDATE (please find our full policy here): EYA is planning for in-person fall 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. 

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

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