PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ (Blossoming Place) is a native plant nursery, community school garden, restoration project, and the home of the PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Native Plants and Garden Education Program. Located at the ȽAU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School, this special place has been transformed from an underused area in the back lot of the school into a beautiful blooming oasis. Students of all ages come to enjoy planting vegetable gardens, propagating native plants and participating in the restoration and development of the native plant gardens in front of the greenhouse space. Currently we are partnering with the Lifecycles Growing Schools Program to develop the next stage of the education program, linking it effectively into the elementary school curriculum. This unique vision is an amazing model for native plant education combining with garden food education in a hands-on, participatory way that is fun for everyone!
PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ is also a native plant propagation operation which supplies native plants to restoration projects at SṈIDȻEȽ (Tod Inlet) and ȾIX̱EṈ (Cordova Spit). This work is supported by SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and Tsawout First Nation.
For tours or further information contact Judith Lyn Arney at firstname.lastname@example.org.