Make it Sow EXTENDED! We are aiming to raise $75,000 by t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶w̶e̶e̶k̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶s̶c̶h̶o̶o̶l̶,̶ ̶S̶e̶p̶t̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶  Thanksgiving on October 10th and we are already 62% of the way to our goal!  We need your help to GROW Fresh Roots, NURTURE our schoolyard-farm-based programs for kids and youth and DEEPEN our roots and relationships. Help us to ensure kids and youth have the tools to grow, learn and lead in safe outdoor spaces right in their own communities. Together we can MAKE IT SOW for 2022!

Support Fresh Roots Programs for Kids and Youth today!

Fresh Roots empowers youth, providing a safe space to get involved in the community, learn about food security and equity, and share about their own identity learning about themselves and others all in a safe inclusive space.

“SOYL made me realize that whatever I end up doing needs to have some way of connecting it to the Earth and the land we are coming from because you can’t really accomplish any sort of justice without including ecosystems because everything is connected.”

SOYL Youth 2021, Vancouver

Fresh Roots’ goal for 2022 is to be a thought leader in the schoolyard food movement by sharing our programming widely and educating school districts outside of Metro Vancouver and across BC.

With the state of the world today, specifically climate change, we need to find ways to be resourceful and knowledgeable about our food sources.  Students need to learn how to treat our earth so that we may reap the rewards of its gifts.  This program inspires students to learn and enjoy all aspects of where their food comes from and the delight of tasting it. 

Gaye Dalla-Zanna, Grade 7 Teacher, Farm Observers Program


  • $10 –  Provides seeds to grow a row of carrots for youth to harvest and take to market
  • $25 –  Provides one day of paid work experience and programming for a SOYL youth
  • $50 –  Provides lumber and tools for building project on the farms
  • $100 – Provides a subsidy for one kid to attend Camp Fresh Roots
  • $250 – Allows us to invite a knowledge holder from the community to teach youth about topics ranging from native and medicinal plants to digital literacy and Afro-Indigenous farming
  • $1000 – Supports two SOYL youth for a week of learning, growing and leading on the schoolyard farms

We are grateful for every single donation to keep the program running and GROW it to meet the demand for next year.

By giving today you contribute directly to our ability to support kids and youth to learn, grow, and lead in safe outdoor spaces when they need it most!