Workshops and Speakers Series

The Food Program hosts workshops on topics of interest to the island's food community.

UP AND COMING:
*Beekeeping with Brenda Jager- April 14th, 1pm, Galiano Community Hall-PRE-REGISTRATION required!!
*Plant propagation with Nadia Krebs- Date and time TBA- check activegaliano.org for details
*Organic pest and disese management in your garden- Date and Time TBA-check activegaliano.org for details

If you wish to register for any of these workshops, please contact us through this site, call 250-539-2175 option 2, or e-mail us at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com.

PAST EVENTS:

2011
Seedy Sunday
Friday Food Film Festival Fundraiser

2010
Everything Apples
Blackberry Jam Workshop
Water Day
Pickled Beet Workshop
Composting Workshop
Seedy Saturday
Soil-Building
Potato Growing
Cold Frame Building
Cheese Making Part 1 & 2
Fermented Foods
Wheatgrass
FoodSafe Level 1
Herbalism for beginners

2009
Year Round Growing
Raising Chickens and Egg Production
Bee Keeping
Seed Saving

2008
FoodSafe Level 1
Cooking on a Budget
Bread Baking
Vegetable Gardening
Community Supported Agriculture
Community Canning
Jam and Chutney
Pickles
Salmon canning and smoking
Sauerkraut
Garlic Growing
Cheese Making Part 1

Workshops and Speakers Series

The Food Program hosts workshops on topics of interest to the island's food community. Topics are wide ranging and have included: Cheese Making, Garden Troubleshooting, Jam Making, Fermentation, Plant Propagation, Planting Fruit Trees, Making Pickles, Bread Making, Smoking Salmon and many more. If you wish to register for any of these workshops, please contact us through this site, call 250-539-2175 option 2, or e-mail us at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com.

Growing Citrus & Subtropicals

Saturday, January 21 1:00-3:00 at the South Hall. Please RSVP to register. $15-$25 sliding scale.

Did you know that you can grow citrus on Galiano, without a greenhouse or any special equipment? Our increasingly mild winters mean that the list of Mediterranean plants that can survive our winters is growing.

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Fruit Tree Pruning by Emma Luna Davis

Often in food gardening, we try to emulate nature’s cycles. But trees in the wild don’t require pruning. Why do we need to prune cultivated fruit trees? Pruning is done for lots of reasons, including:
• Safety for people and structures
• Aesthetic preference
• Removal of dead, diseased, or weak structures to increase the health of the tree
• Keeping the tree small enough that fruit is easy to access and the tree is easy to care for
• Encouraging root growth in young trees to ensure water supply

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Canning Homemade Tomato Sauce - Sept. 20th at 5pm

Are you afraid of your Pressure Canner?
It's the safest way to can tomatoes - let us teach you how to use it!
This is a hands on class for beginners (and everyone else). You'll get to take home a jar of tomato sauce
Sunday - September 20th - 5pm-8pm at the S. Hall. Sliding scale $10-$20

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Sunday Aug 23rd 1-4pm - Putting up Pickles

Come join us for a fun afternoon of pickling. We’ll be putting up whatever’s ready – probably beans and beets. Sunday August 23rd at 1pm at the South Community Hall. Beginners and experienced picklers are welcome. Kitchen has sliding scale of $10-$20. Please bring at least 4 500ml canning jars. Please RSVP to attend this class

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Saving Seed with Dan Jason - Sat April 25th 12:30-3:30pm

How can I make my food supply more local? Why can’t I find seeds for those varieties my grandmother grew in her garden? How do I save seeds from plants that cross-pollinate? What do we need to do to start a seed bank on Galiano?
Join Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds and learn how to take part in the age-old practice of seed-saving, and answer these questions and more. Understand the importance of heritage seeds in the modern food system and enjoy a hands-on demonstration of harvesting seeds in preparation for this season, including harvesting, cleaning, storing and labelling.

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