Garden Health is an Indigenous Women Owned Health and Wellness Business. We support our community by providing them the products and services they need; in order to keep them healthy and living their best lives. We carry vitamins, supplements, body care, essential oils, speciality foods, teas, bulk herbs, gifts. We support local indigenous jewelry artists and indigenous soap-makers. We have successfully implemented an online store into our daily routines to help ease the stress and anxiety that some of our customers have directly related to COVID-19. 2020, has really pushed us to our greatest potential. We now offer curb-side pickup and delivery within the West-End in Vancouver BC.
In Business Since 1983
What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?
We took over Garden Health in 2017. Our main motivation was to continue to be a vital part of the neighbourhood. We had very large shoes to fill from the previous owner and with the help and guidance of our family, friends and community we feel like we have succeeded. A part from the daily challenges of keeping a small business thriving, we like many others; had to overcome COVID-19 and the several challenges that it brought. In the last year, we have chameleoned our way through it, adapting to every curve ball and adopting a new way of serving our community in the most loving way. We went from a store with no limit on customers to a store with social distancing measures over night. The takeaway from it was to slow things down and be mindful of our surroundings. Our customers are very appreciative of the changes we have made. We are very grateful to be a part of such an amazing and supportive community.
Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?
Garden Health deserves to win the Best Innovation award because we have tirelessly committed ourselves to our community at every corner and every curve. We truly believe that if we take care of the people, the people will take care of the land. We have innovated and adapted our way of business to suit the needs of the most vulnerable and still maintain our day to day services. We wish everyone good vibes in this category.
Premier's People's Choice
Garden Health is the epitome of the Premier's Choice Award. We gain very little without the love and support of our community. When we took over Garden Health in 2017, our goal was to always look to our community for guidance. Even today we look to our family, friends and community for advice and unwavering support. Being an indigenous women owned business has encouraged us to walk in our own power and be a voice for our community. We still have plenty of learning and work ahead of us, but with the help of our community we will maintain this forward momentum.