Congratulations to Growing Young Farmers for winning the 2016 Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 2016 Crystal Award for Not-For-Profit!

Growing Young Farmers Society was founded in 2011 by Dave Friend (aka Mr. Organic) and gained charity status in 2013. Our team is composed of an active board, passionate volunteers, and dedicated staff members.

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!