Welcome to the Seed To Fork Youth Photovoice Page!
The Seed To Fork Youth training program is a free program for youth 25 and under that focuses on urban food production, cooking, healthy eating, and creative self-expression. Youth participants are earning community service hours and receive a Certificate upon completion of the 5-week program. Thanks to the National Bank’s One For Youth Program for their generous support.
This page is a place where youth participants in S2FY can talk about and show what they are learning and experiencing at the garden and throughout the program!
All of the photographs and written pieces below are by the awesome Seed To Fork Youth! Thanks to you all for sharing your perspectives, pictures, and words!
Have some feedback or comments for the youth? We’d love to hear it! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21, 2015
What I learned about these plants were that even though they seem so little and not as important compared to beans and onions, they are. Their smell is beyond anything I have ever smelled. It smelled like mint chocolate; which is not exactly my favourite but really changed my outlook towards it. I really appreciated the fact that these little plants make such a big impact. – T.C.
The first thing I did. – T.K.
In my photo there are planted onions that I helped garden. I have never gardened anything before and I’m pretty satisfied on how they are turning out to look. All you need is patience and something beautiful will come out of it. Your first attempt to things may turn out better than you thought they would. – C.G.
May 28, 2015
That even though these plants went through a traumatic experience getting frost bite, due to the cold weather; they still stayed strong due to their stems and roots. Overall speaking that no matter how much you throw at something it can always stay strong in the making. – T.C.
In my photo, there is a plate of different vegetables such as cucumbers, red pepper, carrots, avocado, and more!
I learned to try new things with food because it can be really healthy for you.
When others see my picture I want them to think of creativity with nature. – O.I.
June 11, 2015
In the photo it shows eggplant that we just planted today. This is important to me because I planted these plants. I learned eggplant only grows when it’s warm out. – T.K.
In this photo, the vegetable displayed were called sugar-snap peas. We harvested them and the very interesting part about them were they can be eaten straight after. I thought it was interesting how something so commonly known and used (peas) could taste so sweet. They were very delicious and I wouldn’t mind growing them in my very own backyard. – T.C.
June 18, 2015
Today we made Bruschetta. It was the first time trying and after today it won’t be my last. The setup alone looked phenomenal with the colour. I loved the way all the flavours came together and how a burst of ingredients danced on your taste buds. Today was a great day. – T.C.
June 25, 2015
Weeding the garden so that we can plant something new! – R.C.
A picture of the peas because I was working with them the past few days. I learned that the bigger the pea the better. It’s important because if the pea is small it won’t have all the peas inside. – T.K.
Today we got a chance to explore some of the different greens growing in the Iceland Teaching Garden and afterwards putting them together to make a delicious salad. Looking forward to next week’s snack. – N.
July 2nd, 2015
This photo represents the best dish made the day we went to the food bank and a professional chef taught us how to make this plate and “Mmm Mmm it was delicious.” M.B.
July 9th, 2015
The boys learned how to make bruschetta today with ingredients from the garden. J.C.
Everyone has roots or a starting point given to them but you choose how you grow. N.R.
July 16th, 2015
Vegetables have many different layers like us. J.S.
The Volunteers are harvesting some ingredients for our delicious lunch. J.C.
July 23rd, 2015
All the Volunteers are going together to harvest vegetables so we can cook and learn more about cooking with fresh ingredients. We’re all working together to harvest and bring back ingredients for our salad and other stuff. D.R.
This is an organic garden that we helped make. N.R.
July 30th, 2015
My picture is about a salad we made on my last day in the garden. This salad was the one that tasted and looked the best out of all the ones we made. Full of colours and bursting with flavour. M.B.
This is a picture of a shed! I chose to take a picture of the shed because I feel that it expresses a lot of creativity and detail through the art. R.
August 6th, 2015
Over in this photo, I have taken a picture of a beautiful little apple. It has yet to grow, but it was amazing to have taken a picture of it in the process of growing. It’s important because we take our food for granted and dont really know where they grow/come from, but today i got to experience how the food i eat grows. It was an amazing experience. M.T.
In this picture, a bee is sitting on the flower. It was a really amazing picture as this moment lasted only for a couple of pictures. The bee can also be seen pollinating. This picture shows the importance and beauty of insects, escpecially bees, in creating a beautiful environment. A.
August 13, 2015
It’s sunflowers in the sun. Came out better than I expected. S.
August 20th, 2015
I chose this photo because it was something that we made and it was very colourful. R. B.L.