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: Help us ensure youth have opportunities to GROW!

Fresh Roots is aiming to raise $75,000 by the first week of school, September 6th and we are already 46% of the way toward 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.

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!

How Can You Help?

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!

2 thoughts on “Make It SOW Fundraising Campaign is BACK!

  1. Hi, I just found out about this group and farm. I was hoping to buy fresh vegetables tomorrow but it looks like you are only selling on Thursdays. Is that correct? Also, do you have fresh peas? I was hoping to make a soup tomorrow and had planned on shopping at Safeway but I would rather support your group. If there is any way of buying the products tomorrow (Monday) that would be great. I am looking for:
    – carrots
    – peas
    – beans
    – beets
    – peppers
    – onions
    – garlic
    – cucumbers
    – celery
    – broccoli
    – cauliflower

    • Hi Laurie,

      Thank you for reaching out about purchasing veggies! Thanks for your patience with our slow reply. We don’t check the website very frequently for messages and are just seeing your comment now! In the future, please feel free to email at and we’ll try to respond a bit more quickly. For more details about locations and hours for our markets please visit and for monthly updates, our newsletters are filled with lots of great info about what’s growing, or follow our Instagram account for the most up-to-date info if that is available to you.

      With sunshine!

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