Food Program

Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition

Chefs, cooks and foragers: It’s time to put your “pedal to the nettle” in this year’s competition. Sunday, April 2nd as part of the 10th Annual Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration at the South Galiano Community Hall. Come “test your nettle” by entering your best nettle dish against fierce island competition. And the sting: all dishes must be in by 5:30pm.

• Dan the Man Island Style (featuring ingredients grown and foraged on Galiano)
• Avant-Garde Cuisine
• Homestyle Cooking


Propagation Workshop with Manon Tremblay

RESCHEDULED to MARCH 25 9:00am-3:00pm

This workshop looks at different techniques to help you grow the plants you always wanted without having to buy them! We will learn about hardwood and softwood cuttings, layering, air layering, division, grafting, as well as looking at different seeding techniques to ensure germination. Morning at South Hall, afternoon at Community Greenhouse. Car-pooling will be organized. Please bring a bagged lunch. Sliding scale $25-$35. Registration is required - just email


10th Annual Nettlefest

As I write this article we are just emerging from an unusually snowy winter, and it’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. But it’s coming. One of the first signs of spring, and maybe Galiano’s favourite, is bright green nettle shoots poking out of the ground. The new leaves are full of calcium, protein, and iron. Perfect to recharge us after our cold winter and get us healthy and ready for spring.


Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Fair - March 16th from 1pm till 3pm at the South Hall.
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity for the New Year? How can you support the work we do?
Come learn about all the different opportunities for volunteering with the Community Food Program. We need help cooking, driving, working with kids, picking fruits and vegetables, gardening and more.


Seed Library Lending Days

Seed Library Lending Days: select Saturdays and Fridays starting Feb. 18th
SLOG will be at the Community Library from 12-2pm loaning seeds and sharing seed-saving info.
Look for us on: Feb. 18th, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 1, and Apr. 8.
We have over 60 seed varieties to chose from.


Bees and Seeds Day: Saturday - January 28th, 10am-1pm

Beginning at 10am at the South Hall, the Seed Library of Galiano will have its inventory on hand for those interested in browsing and borrowing seeds for the upcoming growing season. Yes, the time for spring starts is just around the corner! There will also be some seeds available for free, and those who wish to swap seeds with others are welcome to bring them along for a mini Seedy Day. Please contact Colleen with any questions.



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