At its roots, this is a summer program that provides career experience and school credit to high school students in the Greater Victoria School District and changes the way students interact with their local food system.
Through these youth-driven, innovative urban farms, students build community, learn horticulture, and gain knowledge on how to grow, harvest, preserve, cook, and market local foods.
By participating in the local food system, students can engage in solutions to climate change and the collapse of biodiversity, global crises that weigh heavily on this demographic.
Throughout the season, guest instructors teach workshops on irrigation, fruit tree pruning, and vermicomposting so that students can gain a broad skill set and build relationships with community experts.
Applications for the summer of 2020 are now closed.