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Growing Our Futures

In-Community Training for Indigenous Students in Native Plant Horticulture

Growing Our Futures is a practical, hands-on training program focused on Indigenous students interested in learning how to grow native plants for ecological restoration, landscaping and food production. In this ten week program, students will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Native plant identification
  • Native plant seed collection
  • Native plant propagation
  • Employment and entrepreneurial skills
  • Cultural knowledge of native plants (as provided by community knowledge keepers)

Growing Our Futures is designed to help students become job-ready, and is enhanced with cultural activities, support from Elders, and field visits to restoration sites and native plant nurseries. The program is delivered within host communities in order to reduce barriers to attendance and to ensure as much relevance as possible to community interests and opportunities.

Please contact us to learn more about how we can support capacity-building initiatives in your community.