Check out this really great SOYL 2014 report highlighting the many success of the Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL) youth summer gardening internship. During the summer, the Britannia School Gardens which the Grandview Woodland Food Connection coordinates, partners with the SOYL program, piloted by the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project (ILLP) at UBC in 2010 and now in its fifth year. It has been very successful and is cultivating environmental leadership skills in youth, supporting them to transition to a healthy and successful adulthood, developing self sufficiency and employment skills as they help grow our school gardens. We are thrilled to have this program running at Brit helping to connect Britannia and other students to the land where they learn to produce their own food and help build environmentally friendly communities. Students from across the city work in the Britannia, Van Tech, David Thompson and Churchill school gardens.
The Grandview Woodland Food Connection is pleased to be a part of this video project and Evergreen partner through our Garden 2 Plate summer youth gardening program. This program worked with a small group of youth half time in the garden and half time preparing healthy food from the garden with a professional chef. One of our participants is featured in this video and recorded on a field trip to one of the Fresh Roots school farms at Van Tech Secondary.