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Volunteer at a City Farm

Children and young people enjoy visiting city farms, but they can also help out?

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Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh runs a young volunteer programme that enables children and young people over 13 to get involved in looking after the animals on the farm or helping out on the farm vegetable gardens. This means that children are learning about food production. It's a sociable activity and one that is very popular!

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Agreed - we too often neglect the hands-on involvement of youth! Vancouver has some interesting options for young people as well:

Southland Farms offers field trips and spring break camps for young people (6-12 y.o.), where they learn about growing food, importance of soil, animal care, and more

Environmental Youth Alliance ( is also great resource and runs many projects and opportunities for young people around green building, animal husbandry, greenspace and ecology, therapeutic gardening and healing, school gardens, community nursery. EYA is also linked internationally.