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Galiano Island’s 9th Annual Nettlefest

Are you interested in eating more local food and cooking with wild ingredients? Come spring, stinging nettles are among the first edible plants to burst from the ground in the Gulf Islands. In an intimate setting just an hour’s ferry ride from the Lower Mainland, join us for a fun celebration of local wild abundance on beautiful Galiano Island April 15th-17th, 2016, and learn all about nettles—their health and nutritional properties, how to harvest them, and how to cook them.

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Greenhouse Growing Group Article

We have begun the Spring Program in the community greenhouse. We meet weekly, Tuesdays at 11 am, and Thursdays at 5 pm. We will start each session with a brief Seed Swap and then start our potting mixes. The group will still need to decide what they would like to grow for their own gardens and for the beds in the Greenhouse. Contact Barry anytime at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com
Everyone welcome!

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Seed Library of Galiano at the Galiano Community Library

The Seed Library of Galiano is having its final lending session of the season this Saturday, April 16th from 12-2pm at the Galiano Community Library. Lifetime memberships are available to all residents of Galiano for $10. Come "check out" our seed inventory. We'll have a "check-in" party at the end of the growing season for people to "return" seeds back to the library. We welcome all levels of growers and encourage everyone to save seeds!
View the attached PDF document to see what seeds are available from the Seed Library Inventory.

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FEEDING THE ISLAND FROM THE ISLAND, by Janice Oakley

It is exciting to say that the first gathering of FARMERS AND GROWERS happened last week. Since the Conference on agriculture and food security last spring it has been apparent that opening up a conversation amongst growers could benefit us all.
Topics of interest included: Connecting people without land to available land; Labour, woofing, apprenticeship, subletting, cooperatives; Marketing local organic produce on island ; Cold Storage and processing facilities; Soil and Bylaws.

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