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Apr 21 2014 - 11:35am
Food Program | Seasonal Gleaning

It is wonderful to think about the foods that are growing all by themselves which will make a great snack as we are out for a walk. Sheep sorrel and miner's lettuce come to mind often found close to a path. Their tender leaves and lively taste are fun to discover and nibble. Not to rain on this feast, but a word for attentiveness: many of us, me included, walk with our beloved dogs along these paths. Dogs are such great companions, and, as you've noticed, they do have a habit of lifting their legs or having a quick squat now and then. Keep that in mind when you pick your snack.

Apr 21 2014 - 11:28am
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

The Food Program’s “Soup for Seniors” project began a number of years ago when we were looking for a way to provide easy, locally made meals for our seniors. In the first year volunteers came together once a month and made big batches of soup, which we’d freeze and distribute to any senior that wanted them. Whenever possible we use local ingredients from our island farms.

Apr 21 2014 - 10:51am

The Food Program will hold a Soil and Compost Workshop on Sunday, May 11th from 10:30am-12:30. Barry New and Roger Pettit will lead a discussion and demonstrations about the soils we encounter on Galiano.
The topics covered will include the results of our soil testing for the allotment site and soil sampling suggestions for you to try at home. There will be many ideas to improve any soil with organic methods without a big outlay.

Apr 20 2014 - 11:11pm

The Food Program is hosting Ken Cameron, instructor, on Saturday, April 26 to teach the Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) course, a program for BC residents who are 14 years of age or older. It covers conservation, ethics, law and regulations, first aid and survival in the wilderness, firearm safety, and animal and bird identification. This course is required in order to get a hunting license.
There is still space available—Contact us if you're interested in registering!

Apr 7 2014 - 8:27pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Come enjoy a day in the kitchen, cooking with your friends and neighbours.
For April we have planned two soup-making kitchens, the second is scheduled for April 28th at 10:30am at the South Hall.

We will be making soup, and lots of meals to freeze for the seniors - If you'd like to learn how to prepare meals to freeze for your own busy days - come lend a hand.

Cooks and enthusiastic participants needed! No experienced required.

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Apr 7 2014 - 8:24pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

On Monday April 28th, there will be a lunch of fresh bread, and hot soup which is open to everyone (toddlers to seniors, and everybody in between) from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the South Hall.This event is a fundraiser for the Food Program’s Soup for Seniors Project

There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for lunch. Seniors are welcome to come to the lunch and pick up frozen soup and meals as well.

Apr 3 2014 - 8:16pm

Come join cheesemaker David Rotsztain for a Community Cheesemaking party. Anyone who has taken one of David's classes in the past is welcome to join this refresher course, and socialize while making a community wheel of cheese.

Cost is $10 per person to pay for milk. Bring your own snacks and drinks! Class 5:30pm-9pm

Apr 3 2014 - 8:13pm

Join cheesemaker David Asher Rotsztain as we explore the fascinating realm of cheese. David will demonstrate and explain the techniques for making three basic styles of cheese: paneer, yogourt cheese and camembert, an aged rennet cheese. These lessons will provide a solid foundation for those interested in making cheese at home, or anyone who wants to know how their cheese is made.

Mar 31 2014 - 3:27pm

Galiano Island’s Best Nettle Dish: April 5th at the 7th Annual Nettlefest
Who will be crowned “Queen or King of Nettles” this year?
Join the “prickly” competition. Bring your favourite nettle dish.
No restrictions on type. A panel of judges will choose their favourite.
Judging begins at 5:30 pm – get your dish in before then.

Mar 8 2014 - 4:25pm

This years Nettlefest will be happening on Sat April 5th at 5:30pm at the South Community Hall.
Nettle Picking starts at 11am. Meet at the Community Hall with baskets, clippers and GLOVES to Carpool to the picking spot.

Kitchen starts at 11:30am at the hall. Volunteers will be making Nettle Bread and soup together.
Nettle Vendors are welcome to set up a table in the hall during the day. Contact us if you’re interested.
Potluck Dinner starts at 5:30pm.

Come get involved in this annual Galiano celebration of Spring!!!