Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership – SOYL

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection is pleased to partner with the Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL) Summer Internship to cultivate environmental leadership skills in adolescents, promote a sustainable local food system, and advance sustainable food production through gardening at schools.

SOYL was piloted by the UBC Faculty of Education’s Intergenerational Landed Learning Project (ILLP) in 2010.

During the summer months, eight secondary students from four secondary schools including Britannia Secondary have built raised garden beds and planted, transplanted, harvested, sold, donated, cooked and ate produce from their school gardens. During summer 2011, SOYL interns also constructed a large compost bin as well as maintained and advanced their school gardens promoting local food security and taking food production to the next level at their schools.

Read the full SOYL 2011 Year End Report here
Check out some photos here

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