Who We Are Growing Young Farmers Society was founded in 2011 and gained charity status in 2013. Our team is composed of an active board, passionate volunteers, and dedicated staff members.
What We Do The Growing Young Farmers School Program is suitable for learners of all ages and abilities, from preschoolers to university students! We combine theoretical teaching in the classroom, with hands on practical learning in gardens located on school grounds or nearby. Our program emphasizes the importance of local, organic, sustainable food sources and teaches children and youth how to grow healthy produce and share their knowledge with their families and community.
In addition to our in-school program, GYFS also runs summer camps, after school care programs and workshops!
Why We Do It
By teaching children about growing food, we can teach them how to care for the earth and themselves, but creating sustainable gardens in community space, while encouraging them to do so at home as well. By learning how to grow food, students can play an active role in increasing our island's sustainability and decreasing our dependence on imported food sources.