In this session, you will be able to attend a workshop and a Learning Circle focused on native plants and supporting traditional pedagogies in your school gardens. Learn about native plants and seasonal activities to do in your garden.Connect with others who have undertaken projects at their schools to incorporate native plants and traditional knowledge into the minds, hearts and bellies of children and youth in Vancouver Schools.Hear from past participants in the Indigenous Foodscapes program about their projects and activities.Receive lesson plans and other resources to support creating your own native plant gardens and associated projects.
This session will be part workshop, part interactive learning circle to share your experience and learn from others. The workshop will be run by the Environmental Youth Alliance and co-hosted by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper (to be confirmed). The Environmental Youth Alliance is a registered charity supporting BIPOC youth to connect with nature, community, and skills to become environmental stewards and community leaders. They p rovide free land-based education, paid employment-training programs, and field trips in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Read more about their programs here.
Read more about the Indigenous Foodscapes project here. The Indigenous Foodscapes project is an Indigenous plant and pedagogy pilot project taking place on the unceded territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, supported by Farm to School BC (a program of the Public Health Association of BC and supported by the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority).
This session will take place virtually. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the session via email.