New: Permaculture Working Group

Building resilience, building relationships. The Permaculture Working Group is a new opportunity to explore Permaculture and related ecological design methodologies while more importantly creating new friendships, sharing knowledge and getting some experience putting the topics we explore to work on the land. Tricia Sharpe and Christopher Heffley will share the Permablitz model as a way of sharing skill sets and workload, as well as finding out what challenges people are most interested in exploring on their own sites.


Galiano Gastronomic Book Club

Want to read and discuss writing on food, agriculture, sustainability, politics? Share insights, critique, explore, and discover? Read the book and join the discussion! See weekly Food Program newsletters for titles and meeting times.

See “Galiano Gastronomic Book Club” on Facebook for more info or contact Lauren Magner.


Galiano's Next Top Nettle 2017 Cooking Competition Winners

Galiano’s Next Top Nettle 2017 Winners

Category 1: Homestyle Cooking

1st Place
Nettle Scalloped Potatoes by Jeanne Erickson

2nd Place
Nettle Crepe by Tobias Scharvogel

Category 2: Avant-garde Cuisine

1st Place
Spring Lasagna by Jane Wolverton

2nd Place
Nettle Cashew Cheese Stuffed Dates by Pat Pilat

Category 3: Dan the Man Island Style

2nd Place
Nettle Sushi by Team 281


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.


Ninth Annual Solstice Potluck

by Alison Colwell

In the middle of winter, when the nights are long, and the days are grey and short, we hold a special celebration on Galiano. This year will be the ninth annual Solstice Potluck. It’s a time to celebrate community and the warmth of togetherness on the darkest night of the year, keeping in mind that at this point darkness gives way and changes back towards the light.


Galiano Mushroom Festival

Mushroom Festival 2016 -- now better than ever!
This is the 16th year for the Galiano Naturalists' Mushroom Festival and the Festival is expanding from one to two days -- Saturday and Sunday, November 5 - 6 from 10 am to 4 pm each day, at the South Community Hall. There will be artists' displays, naturalists' displays, and a display from the Galiano Bookstore at the hall throughout the day on both days.
Saturday events


★ Stock Up! Market ★

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4th annual on Sat Oct 15, 10:00am-1:00pm at the South Hall
Shop for winter storage crops directly from LOCAL farmers IN BULK to fill your pantry for the winter. Load up on local root veggies, greens, cabbage, squash, apples, tomatoes, peppers, meats, fish, preserves and pickles. Last market of the season! Volunteers needed to help with set up and clean up.

CABLE BAY FARM, Retreat Cove
Galiano organically grown produce: Green‎ and Red Peppers; bunches of Hakurei White Salad Turnips, Merlin & Cylindra Beets and Beet Greens


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.


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 Details have not been confirmed but the course will likely run from 9am until 2pm.


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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