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October 27, 2016

Digging in Deep: Youth Photovoice Project

Digging in Deep: Youth Photovoice Project at the ArtStarts Galle

We're thrilled to announce a new exhibition opening in the ArtStarts Mezzanine Gallery. We invite you to celebrate the opening of Digging in Deep on November 6, 2016.

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1pm to 3pm
ArtStarts Mezzanine Gallery
808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
All ages welcome!

Digging in Deep is a youth Photovoice project that explores connections to food, gardening and mental well-being.

Sixteen Vancouver secondary school youth from Grades 9 to 12 were co-researchers in a Photovoice research project exploring connections to food, gardening and mental well-being. The photos and stories in this exhibition are powerful examples of the link between their growing food and cooking experiences and the importance of relationships, not only with friends and family but also with nature. The garden provided youth with a safe place for building resiliency, such as mastery of food literacy skills, personal growth and managing stress.

The project was led by Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Dietitians, Vanessa Lam and Kathy Romses; and Photovoice Artist, Christine Germano, Artistic Director of the Constant Arts Society. Participating youth include those from Take a Hike Program at John Oliver Secondary School, Windermere Leadership Program from Windermere Secondary School, Carrot Club and Green Team from David Thompson Secondary and Youth Organized Volunteer Opportunities group at Renfrew Park Community Centre.

This project was supported by a VCH Research Institute Research Challenge grant funded by the Robert N. Ho Enhancing Patient Care Fund.

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