ETP is a 4 month strength based vocational training programing that focuses on applied and service learning.
The Food & Customer Service Program operates a Juice Bar on campus and has recently started to grow micro greens and shoots on campus to sell at their Farm Stand.
Both Foods & Gardening students build relationship with local Community Supported Agriculture farmer Azja from Little Mountain Farm where students see food growing, harvest food and learn about the benefits of supporting local farmers.
EARTH Gardening Students steward Indigenous plants including food, learn from community elders how to utilize plants for health and wellness from community elders. Students learn how to grow food on campus, transferable skills to take home or to the larger community encouraging self sufficiency, community and wellbeing.
The EARTH cohort launch a mobile garden bed this year, the project is called FOOD NOT LAWNS, a guerilla garden activity to grow more food on campus.
Students grow micro greens and shoots to sell to Camosun's Culinary Arts program, the farm to table product is used in Culinary classrooms as classroom supplies in their ClassRoom Restaurant
Students are building Food literacy by gaining work experience at the Local Mustard Seed Food Distribution Wearhouse where thousands of pounds of food is being diverted from the land fill.. Students also cook meals at Mustard Seed Street Church and Food Bank learning about community, access and service.