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ARRO ATHLETICS x WILDFLOWERS & CO.

           Hello, My name is Ali, owner of Wildflowers & Co. Each week, I share content that ranges from ethical, sustainable, refill program, low waste alternatives to BIPOC matters. This week, I will be exploring a business that embodies what it means to be an ally towards an Indigenous business. Now let's begin! Welcome to Wildflowers & Co. virtual community gathering place, I welcome this space to all allies and BIPOC community. It's a virtual space that I intend to grow with love and compassion while leading difficult conversations, challenging regular business practices, support BIPOC artisans  and making allies along the journey. Arro Athletics is BIPOC supportive, inclusive of body positivity and sizing to female entrepreneur changing...

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EARTH DAY: Restore the Earth

Wildflowers & Co. mission is to support local, buy local and grow local. Together, we accomplish this mission by supporting the authentic Indigenous artisans and makers, female entrepreneurs and makers whose practice include using sustainable and ethical practices.  Wildflowers does not promote sustainable, ethical or low waste because it's 'trending'. We look forward to increasing our low waste alternatives and refill selection.  The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore the Earth. What does Restore mean? To our family, it means repairing our earth to its original state. Together, communities must unite to lead this change by choosing alternatives that are safer to our collective home - Earth. Ok great, what's next? We encourage families to gather and learn together. Earth Day offers educational resources for families to learn about Earth...

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Blueberry Pancakes with Salt Spring Kitchen Co.

Blueberry pancakes are the most popular (according to our son Ember) variation of pancake. If you answered banana, chocolate chip, oatmeal, ham, honey or turkey - we are happy for you! BUT FOLKS' this recipe is for blueberry pancakes because we love them BERRY MUCH!  Pssst, are you a busy family, these bad boys can be frozen and plopped into your freezer for breakfast during the week, dinner or heck whatever you want! Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups whole milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen) 1 Jar Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Blueberry & Basil Preserve 1 tablespoon Wabanaki Maple Syrup - Bareel Aged Toasted Oak Coconut oil for the pan...

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ACTIONS after the 'Hashtags' #StopAsianHate

Wildflowers opened with the advice 'do not be political' however, I chose a different path. I chose a path of authenticity, being vulnerable, choosing transparency and unapologetically me. I chose me. Alissa Assu, with my mothers lineage to the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and fathers lineage to Vietnam. From a lineage of Immigration and First Peoples of Canada, it both beautiful but exhausting. The #stopasianhate is not 'over there' across the boarder. Indigenous, Black and Asian people experience it here within our boards of Canada. Let's educate each other, Canada was built through Indigenous genocide and the exploitation of Asian workers. My father was an illegal immigrant to Canada, growing up I witnessed how my father was treated for his skin...

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