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Would you like to learn how to grow fresh food and flowers for yourself and your community? Are you interested in exploring work in agriculture, ecosystem restoration, or farmers markets? Do you want to grow your skills in collaboration, communication, and entrepreneurship?

Summer Cohort – 7 weeks

  • 15 – 23 year olds
  • July 18 – August 29
  • Thursdays 9am – 12pm + one independent session per week, expected weekly time commitment is 4-5 hours

Got questions or want to come and visit the farm before you apply? Applied and want to come and see where we’ll be spending our time? Come to our info session!

  • 9am – 10am, 11th July @ Loutet Farm, 1400 Rufus Ave, North Vancouver


Rhizome will provide a rich and engaging long term learning opportunity for older youth who may be interested in farming, food growing, & environmental stewardship. Over two sites – Loutet Farm & Silver Harbour Centre – we will be learning what goes into planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops together, while developing skills that will be useful beyond the mentorship program and into their own lives and future career goals. Participants will learn a variety of elements of farming such as crop planning, soil science, seed saving, companion planting, ecosystem stewardship, collective decision making, and community building skills. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and letters of reference, enabling them to continue the work of building healthy and sustainable local community food systems that promote access to fresh food.

Why the name Rhizome?

Rhizomes are root systems that grow horizontally with shoots appearing above ground in different places, all connected to one plant by underground pathways. This reflects both our use of multiple urban sites, and our commitment to fostering non-hierarchical collaborative and collective ways of working!


If you or someone you know is interested in taking part, please fill out our expression of interest form here. Intake will happen on a rolling basis until 12 July 2024 or until we are at capacity which is 10 participants. If you have any questions, or want to chat before applying, please contact Becka at