Seed Generation


Want to learn about Indigenous land stewardship? Looking for new skills for your resume?  Want to connect with like-minded youth and grow your community, your personal health, and East Vancouver’s ecological health? Through this program, you’ll connect with Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders and learn about traditional foods and medicines, land stewardship, decolonization, and Indigenous cultures and histories. You’ll also help to restore wildlife habitat along Still Creek – one of the only streams left in Vancouver – while learning about the Indigenous history of this waterway and helping wildlife thrive in our city.

This program includes both land-based sessions led by EYA and weekly recreation outings (e.g. hiking, cycling) led by our project partner, Red Fox Healthy Living Society.  Program Poster here.

Programs are open to youth ages 15-19 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. 



Summer Session:

  • Garden Sessions: June 11 – Aug 18 | Saturdays in June, Thursdays in July & Aug, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 11 Sessions
  • Recreation Outings: June 8 – August 30 | Wednesdays in June 4:00 PM – 7 PM, Mondays in July & Aug 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 13 Sessions

Our programs are packed with team work, 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 a $20 honorarium for each day attended, a maximum of $220 based on attendance. The honorarium is only for the garden sessions.

Please note: The honorarium cannot be paid out if participants attend less than four days of the program.

Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave.)


Applications for this program are currently closed – keep an eye on this space for future opportunities!


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: Gardening, Indigenous Knowledge, Native Plants, Rewilding, Wildlife

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