Summer has finally arrived and our programs are up and running and buzzing along! Our SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership) program is back in action in Vancouver, Coquitlam and Delta while Camp Fresh Roots is welcoming new and returning campers to the David Thompson farm. The little kids and big kids are all learning, leading and growing, AND cooking and eating loads of veggies grown right on the farms.We’d like to invite you to join our Make It SOW 2022 Fundraising Campaign: https://donate-can.keela.co/fresh-roots-before-sunset-fundraiser-2022. Help us ensure youth have opportunities to GROW!
In order to make all the goodness happen throughout the summer and all year round, we rely on donors like you for support. For as little as $10 you can provide seeds to grow a row of carrots for youth to plant, harvest, and take to market. $50 provides lumber, tools and woodchips for building projects on the farms. And if donating funds isn’t possible we’d appreciate your valuable support in sharing our fundraiser with your networks!
- Choose an item to donate from the list below
- Contribute a custom donation
- Join the Taproot Network monthly donor group
- Share the Make It Sow campaign with your network
How does your donation support our kids and youth programs?
$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 projects 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 diversity, equity and inclusion to Afro-Indigenous farming
$1000 – Supports two SOYL youth for a week of learning, growing and leading on the schoolyard farms
“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
Thank you from all of us at Fresh Roots and from the kids, youth, and families who benefit from our programs!