Resources + Action

Yarrow Collective recognizes that the loss of plant and pollinator habitat are a direct result of colonization and stolen land, and commits to challenging colonial gardening and artistic practices. Our work is informed by being visitors on the traditional, unceded territory of the the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We honour these caretakers, respect their protocols, and learn from those who are healing the land. 

For every Yarrow Collective project, we contribute 15% of the artist fees paid to local Indigenous-led regeneration work in our region. We partner with local community groups who will steward future pollinator gardens and learning from those who are healing the land. 

We raise our hands to:

Coast Salish artist, educator and activist Elder Johnny Aitken 

ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Food Systems Initiative 

PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation 

Island Pollinator Initiative

Satinflower Nurseries

Compost Education Centre 

Withbloom Pollinator Gardens

Greater Victoria Green Team 

 W̱S͸ḴEM Ivy Project

The Sustainable Fox


Lekwungen - Place for Smoking Herring

Victoria Orange Shirt Day

Native Land

Songhees Nation – lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territory

First Peoples' Cultural Council Map of BC 

W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council

Online / On Land - Cheryl Bryce (Meegan)

Reading List

Held by the Land: A Guide to Indigenous Plants for Wellness by Leigh Joseph