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Jun 24 2014 - 6:54pm
Food Program | School Projects

I thought I’d use this article to talk about some of the ways to get kids cooking. Kids that learn how to cook, are much more likely to try new foods and be less picky eaters when they’ve made the food themselves. I’m lucky enough to get to cook with the kids at the school on a regular basis – and I have two kids of my own, who also have lots of friends, that like to play in the kitchen – so whether you’ve got your own kids home for the summer, or grandkids visiting – here are some ideas.

May 25 2014 - 10:33pm
Food Program | Growing Food

Want to learn to grow garlic? The Garlic Co-op is a great way to get started. We're a friendly group who grow organic hard neck, with scapes, at a sunny southend site. Monthly work parties are approximately 1.5 hours. Membership is $30, to cover seed and amendment costs.

Join us on Sunday, June 8th, at 11:30am at the end of Morgan Road, as we get started on our upcoming season. We'll break bread and then break ground on our new bed!

May 25 2014 - 9:02pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Come enjoy a day in the kitchen, cooking with your friends and neighbours on June 9th. Volunteers are always appreciated.

May 25 2014 - 8:21pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Lunch will be served from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the South Hall. Everyone welcome!!
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.

May 8 2014 - 12:56pm
Food Program | Growing Food

No doubt about it, this past winter was a tough one for many Canadians. And even our mild west coast climate had a few surprises for us. This wet spring has seemed later than usual to arrive, so it may be hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about preparing for next winter. But when it comes to food security, living on an island makes us even more vulnerable than most North Americans. Not only does most of our food come from our centralized food production system, we’re dependent on the ferry service to access it.

May 5 2014 - 11:09am
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

On Monday May 12th, 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.

May 5 2014 - 11:08am
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Come enjoy a day in the kitchen, cooking with your friends and neighbours.
For May we only have one kitchen planned, May 12th 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.

May 2 2014 - 1:41pm

On Sunday, May 25th from 3pm till 5pm, Come join us for a celebration of the Two Islands United project.

This project has been a joint effort between the Galiano Community Food Program, and AMES (Access to Media Education)

Over the past two years we’ve been organizing gatherings between the elders of Galiano and Penelakut to discuss Wild Food Foraging and food sustainability on both our islands.

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.