Welcome to the Native Plant Study Group!

NEXT SPEAKER Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00pm

ON ZOOM

Rematriating Stewardship

with ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph

Where: ZOOM

When: Thursday November 17, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific (NOTE: Please arrive at 6:45 for intros if desired)

Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. NOTE: Some email accounts from Outlook and Hotmail may not receive the confirmation email due to strict spam filters. Registration link will also be sent via the NPSG email newslettersign up here. Please send us an email at nativeplantstudygroup@gmail.com if you have problems or questions.

TOPIC: Rematriating Stewardship

This talk will explore how colonization targeted Indigenous women to steal land and resources and take control of the land out of Indigenous peoples’ control. We will explore ways community can support Rematriating Stewardship of the land through Indigenous laws and values.

About Speaker

ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph is an advocate for the wellbeing of W̱SÁNEĆ territory through her learning and teaching of the interconnectedness of W̱SÁNEĆ people, SENĆOŦEN language, pollinators, sea-life, and terrestrial flora and fauna that are Indigenous to the W̱SÁNEĆ ÁLEṈENEȻ. This learning and teaching intertwines SENĆOŦEN language, feminism, biodiversity, trauma-informed healing, environmental science, and more which have been shared with her through intergenerational teachings, and relationships with environmental scientists, anthropologists, linguists, counsellors, and more through her own learning and healing journey. She shares this knowledge in alignment with the elders’ teachings to share what you know.

Tiffany is the Indigenous-led Planner on the team at Habitat Acquisition Trust.

Visit https://tiffanyrevitalist.wordpress.com/ to learn more.

Event Program:

  • 6:40-6:50 Optional Social Catch Up
  • 6:50-7:00 Welcome & introductions
  • 7:00-7:45 Presentation by ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph (including questions)
  • 7:50-8:00 Tea & cookies break
  • 8:00-8:15 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Question Jar
  • 8:20-8:45 Plant Raffle/Swap Social

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as their cultural significance.

We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.


Native Plant Study Group is on Zoom!

NPSG is still using Zoom to host our monthly talks, and occasionally we will host in-person events as well. Meeting details will be sent out via the NPSG email newsletter. Members are guaranteed a spot and the remaining spots are free and open to non-members. If you would like to become a member, please see our Membership Info.

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Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants, and discussion.

NPSG Brochure

Many thanks to our Sustaining Supporters!

These businesses provide discounts to our active members:

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as their cultural significance.

We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.





PAST EVENTS

October Native Plant Study Group is also IN PERSON

Oct 20th Native Plant Study Group hosts: Members & Friends Fall Native Plant & Seed swap + sale + speaker + social

NPSG plant sale poster oct 20 22

This is the first time we are hosting a fall plant and seed event in PERSON at Swan Lake Nature House

IN-PERSON RSVP

The Native Plant Study Group gathers IN PERSON for our October meeting & fall Native Plant and Seed Swap featuring Guest Speaker Paul Spriggs on “Island Alpine: the mountain flora in our own backyard”

In-Person Event Program:

  • 5:00-6:00 Volunteers & Members Set up event, arrive with plants/seeds if you have some to bring and share
  • 6:00-6:50 Native Plant & Seed Swap & Share
  • 6:50-7:00 Welcome & introductions
  • 7:00-7:45 Presentation by Paul Spriggs (including questions)
  • 7:50-8:00 Tea & cookies break
  • 8:00-8:15 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Question Jar
  • 8:15-9:00 Plant Raffle/Swap Social (In-person only)

About Plant Swap/Share

Feel welcome to bring NATIVE plants and seeds to share/swap with fellow members and friends. We encourage folks to ensure plants are native to the local area, meaning they are found in this local region (south island and Salish Sea) before colonization.

You are welcome to bring salvaged plants/seeds to the swap, but plants/books/gifts for the raffle must not be salvaged.

About Speaker

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 23 years and building crevice gardens for about 16 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. He has a passion for all wild plants, especially those of dwarf stature and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of its innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech Republic, and in the past decade and a half, has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs to large installations involving many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the west, and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He has just finished his work on the first North American book on Crevice gardening with co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado, released in Summer of 2022.


Native Plant Study Group is on Zoom!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NPSG is still using Zoom to host our monthly talks. Meeting details will be sent out via the NPSG email newsletter. Members are guaranteed a spot and the remaining spots are free and open to non-members. If you would like to become a member, please see our Membership Info.

> Sign up for the NPSG email newsletter

Join Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants, and discussion.

NPSG Brochure

Many thanks to our Sustaining Supporters!

These businesses provide discounts to our active members:

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as their cultural significance.

We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.