The Medicine Collective

About the Medicine Collective

The Medicine Collective is a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers sharing traditional teachings and supporting workshops to reconnect and restore our relationships to lands and peoples that live on Turtle Island.

Since 2009, the Medicine Collective members have been instrumental in guiding the activities and direction of the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden. With their guidance and support, the garden has grown over 70 varieties of medicinal plants, developed a garden design centered on concepts of holistic health and wellness, and hosts over 300 visitors to the garden each year for medicine walks and workshops run by the Medicine Collective.

 2017 Summer workshops is up!

To connect with the Medicine Collective, email

The Medicine Collective acknowledges the unceded ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples, whose guidance and collaboration is central to their work. The Collective also acknowledges its other supporters and partners: the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, the AMS Sustainability Fund, the Indigenous Research Partnerships, and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC.

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