Our Vision

We wish to give equal access to minority language communities and youth, the tools to better understand current environmental challenges facing the food system, living soil and healthy water and how it relates to plant and seed propagation. Help the participants to better understand that we are all built of the same material and that healthy gut microbiome is directly linked to healthy microbiology of the soil. It is like a mirror.

Our goals

1. To engage youth and their families in citizen science with S.T.E.A.M summer camps; 2. To offer programming in minority languages; 3. Encourage Sustainable Recreation practices through Bilingual Services; 4. Engaging local youth in scientific and environmental STEAM camps that encourage stewardship of cultural and natural resources; 5. Facilitating active learning about the biological function of healthy and unhealthy soil and water; 6. Teach remediation techniques using living soil, no-till and permaculture techniques; 7. To better understand the impact of agriculture along the river and riparian edge and which shrubs and trees contribute to its health;

Youth Camps

8. Give youth opportunity to meaningfully engage with other citizens through art and science: Biology, soil analysis, video & photo, Digital Arts, Dance, Music, Graphic arts & agriculture 9. Increase farm stewardship activities to the general public
Reconciliation for a new generation

Learning from the red road

Our Board

Stephen McComber
Stephen Angus Mccomber, also known as Silverbear (Silverbeararts), is one of the traditional Mohawk ceremonial managers of the Mohawk Trail Longhouse in Kahnawake. Silverbear is an award winning sculptor and recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts award (1985). His works are part of numerous corporate and private collections... Read More
Janice Brant
Janice Brant is Kanyanke’ha’ka (Mohawk) from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, Canada. She sits with the Bear Clan and carries on her family heritage as a dedicated farmer. She was given her Mohawk name … Kahèhtoktha … which means, “she goes the length of the garden”. As a language and culture teacher, Janice perpetuates the knowledge... Read More
Louise Godin
Louise's memories of wild foraging go back to her early childhood, when she picked wild strawberries and wintergreen (gaultheria), which grew in abundance near the family home in Cap-de-la Madeleine in the 1940s. Later, in the fifties, she was introduced to horticulture by Mr. Bernard, originally from Belgium, who introduced her to... Read More