Here’s your Food Program this month in a Nut Shell:
ALL ABOUT APPLES with Salt Spring’s Harry Burton
This Sunday, August 29 from 1:00 at the Community Hall.
Come join one of the Gulf Island’s experts on everything APPLE. Learn how to select, grow, propagate and care for your apple trees. Bring your questions. By donation.
Anyone wanting to share their fruit and nut tree harvests and those looking for fruit can connect through the gleaning project. Contact us with your ideas and fruit.
PRESERVING WITH ALISON COLWELL
Monday evenings of Sept 13 (blackberry jam) and Sept 27 (pickled beets). Small groups so registration is a must. $10.
ONGOING COMMUNITY GARDENS
In this glorious climate we can virtually grow all year round. Join in with one of the 6 growing groups already established and running.
It’s time to look for a new place to grow garlic. Anyone with a good-sized stretch of land willing to share with fellow growers is urged to contact us.
An informal distribution between those with bumper crops and those who could use some fresh produce has emerged. If you find yourself unable to use all you’ve grown or simply want to share the bounty we can get it to those who need it. Do you need food? Contact us and we’ll get some to you.
OLD FASHIONED ISLAND POTLUCK PICNIC
The first annual island-wide picnic will take place Sunday September 12 beginning at 1:00 at the Community School. This is an ‘all organizations and societies of Galiano’ effort bringing us together for fun and good company. Watch for posters and more details soon.
FLOWER AND HARVEST SHOW
Participate in this traditional show and contest. Detailed information on entry rules and categories found in Aug Active Page as well as booklets at Wild Swan, Twirly Tree and the Bookstore. As always, the Garden Club holds this event at the Lions Hall and this year it is on Saturday August 28 from 1 to 4:00. Tea and treats will be available.
This year going in to September with up to 6 farm stands, more home baking than ever and a great variety of lunch and savoury snacks. A great place to meet friends, hang out and listen to live music. Lions Field 10 til 2.
A FORUM ON WATER WITH BOB BURGESS
Join your neighbours and learn about ways to save water. Share ideas on Galiano’s precious resource and learn from experts how to set up simple catchment systems. More details soon.
Sunday, September 26 , Community Hall, time to be announced.