PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ means “Blossoming Place” in SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. At the PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Nursery & Garden we grow healthy and traditional foods as well as many native plants for our ecosystem restoration projects in various locations throughout the W̱SÁNEĆ homelands.

Planting at SNIDȻEȽ (Tod Inlet, Gowlland-Tod Provincial Park)

PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ itself dwells at the ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School (Brentwood Bay, BC), home of our native plants & garden program for the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board students. Many of our programs also take students and volunteers throughout the W̱SÁNEĆ homelands to do the healing work of ecosystem restoration. PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ is a special place where students can learn vital life skills such as indigenous food sovereignty, restoration work, and SENĆOŦEN language all while outdoors and in a supportive environment.

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