Food Program

Zucchini Races at the 7th Annual Community Picnic

“No zucchini, no matter how outrageous, will be refused!” say the judges!
Two categories: kids and adults.
Each category is divided into two vehicle types: Integral (i.e. the vehicle would collapse if the zucchini was removed) and modified.
There is also an award for the most creative vehicle design.
Vehicles can be no more than 13” wide, and to win a prize, all the power must be supplied by the incline ramp.

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Garden Competitions at the Community Picnic

Do your veggies, flowers, fruit have what it takes to be chosen "best" on Galiano?
Come find out in the annual gardening contests.

1. Best basket of fruit
2. Best basket of vegetables
3. Biggest Pumpkin
4. Tallest Sunflower
5. Best bunch of flowers (wild or grown)

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Zucchini Races at the 7th Annual Community Picnic

“No zucchini, no matter how outrageous, will be refused!” say the judges!

Two categories: kids and adults.
Each category is divided into two vehicle types: Integral (i.e. the vehicle would collapse if the zucchini was removed) and modified.
There is also an award for the most creative vehicle design.
Vehicles can be no more than 13” wide, and to win a prize, all the power must be supplied by the incline ramp.

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Community Games Night by Alison Colwell

Community Games Night turns the South Hall into a giant family living room. Tables are set up with Scrabble and Battleship, Risk and Connect 4. There are decks of cards, and a Twister mat on the floor for the younger kids. It began as a way for the Food Program to hold an evening kitchen to stock the freezer with meals for seniors, but has since grown (as do so many of our food program ideas) into a much-loved monthly event.

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Beekeepers Course - Sunday, August 7th

Apiary Inspector David MacDonald will be coming to Galiano to share his knowledge on beekeeping, with specific focus on the varroa mite and its impact on honeybee populations. This course is for all levels of beekeepers, from novice to experienced, and will combine a morning tutorial with a field inspection at a local apiary. If you are interested, please RSVP to Colleen at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com. Details have not been confirmed but the course will likely run from 9am until 2pm.

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Gleaning Project and Berry Co-op

Are you a landowner with trees that are dripping with fruit, but you don’t have time to pick them? Is climbing a ladder getting to be too much? Did that one tree have a bumper crop this year? Do you have more than your family can use? Is your garden overflowing? Would you like to share the bounty with other members of the community? Would you benefit from access to healthy produce, but have no trees or garden of your own? Do you enjoy the simple pleasure of harvesting in a group?

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Our BeeCause Bees, by Colleen Doty

That March morning the school library was warm and smelled of cedar, beeswax. Weeks of anticipation–“When will they arrive?”–culminated. As two students and I approach the covered case, one student hyperventilates. “It’s ok,” I say. “The bees are behind glass.” We speak in hushed tones, overcome by rhythmic buzzing. I lift the cloth cover and we three exhale: ten-thousand pairs of wings shimmer on striped bodies.

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Galiano's Next Top Nettle - 2016 Winning Dishes

Nettle paneer with peas, from Cate Sandilands

This recipe is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s classic saag paneer recipe in World Vegetarian (2002). I added the non-traditional peas for colour and texture; I also adjusted the spices to suit nettles.

Ingredients:

For the paneer
2 litres whole milk
3-5 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp toasted cumin, ground

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