GYFS RECIEVES A COMMUNITY GRANT
FROM THE VICTORIA FOUDATION'S VITAL VICTORIA FUND
DECEMBER 9TH, 2014
The Growing Young Farmers Society is very pleased to have received a community grant of $12,500 from the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Fund to support our 2015 project to develop "Grower Educator Training".
The funding will contribute to providing a community-based training certificate for individuals who wish to become Certified Organic Grower Educators for the Growing Young Farmers Society (GYFS) within the CRD. The modeling of the certificate will be based on the proven successes of the GYFS's Mr. Organic. Graduates from the program will be qualified as Grower Educators to provide hands-on teaching to children of all ages and abilities. The program will be taught primarily outdoors at private or public institutions such as schools, community gardens, and recreation facilities. This program offers a proactive way to disseminate information about food insecurity and how to address it in the most sustainable and progressive ways.