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.



  • July 13 – July 24     I    Monday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • August 10 – August 21     I     Monday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • September 21 – November 16     I     Mondays, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (not open for registration)


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 Coordinator would be happy to hear from you: Sahar Zandieh, 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: Gardening, Indigenous Knowledge, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants

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