Monthly Archives: March 2013

Community Forest Workshop

COME JOIN US AT 9:30 MARCH 8TH AT THE END OF GEORGIA VIEW RD. (ENTRANCE TO THE COMMUNITY FOREST) TO HEAR WHAT HERB HAMMOND, KEITH ERICKSON AND OTHER LOCALS HAVE RECOMMENDED FOR IMPROVING THE FOREST AND REMOVING WOOD. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

The Galiano Club is pleased to announce that from March 4th to 8th Herb Hammond, forester, ecologist, educator and Executive Director of the Silva Forest Foundation will be working with Keith Erickson of the Galiano Conservancy Association on a Galiano Club Community Forest project funded in part by Vancity. The goal of the project is to develop a plan for thinning and timber removal in a portion the Community Forest. The field work will culminate in a workshop Friday (March 8th) at the Community Forest. This will be of interest to local foresters, Galiano residents who walk the forest and Galiano residents in general. Come join us to see what Herb and Keith will be recommending for the next phase of work in the Forest. There will be refreshments on site.

The Silva Forest Foundation (SFF) has pioneered an ecosystem-based conservation planning approach that protects biological diversity and ecological processes, while assisting communities and individuals to implement ecologically responsible human uses and develop conservation-based economies. Herb Hammond has received many awards including the Canadian Environmental Award for his work.

“Managing Canadian forests to satisfy our need for wood while protecting ecosystems is the starting point in what Hammond hopes will be a long-term and sustainable solution. ‘You can plant a tree, but you can’t plant a forest.’” Herb Hammond

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Introduction to Breadmaking with Dana Weber

Class on Sunday, April 7th from 11am till 5pm

We will be making a variety of loaves in both whole grain and lighter styles, using  natural sourdough starters as well as commercial yeast. We’ll learn and practice techniques for fermenting, shaping and baking that will produce artisan quality breads. This is mostly a hands-on workshop, but while our breads are rising we’ll also have a chance to talk about the properties of basic bread ingredients—flour, water, salt and yeast—and how the baker makes them work together to produce a desired result.  You can bring a 500g. yogurt-type container to take home some starter.

Cost of the course is $50 – $70 sliding scale. Please bring bread-friendly snacks.

You must RSVP to Alison if you want to attend. Email: galianofoodprograms@gmail.com

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Nettlefest 2013

This years Nettlefest Potluck will be happening on March 30th at 5:30pm at the South Community Hall. This year we have a special request – please wear green to the dinner!!

Nettle Picking starts at 10:30am. Meet at the Community Hall with baskets, clippers and GLOVES to Carpool to the picking spot.

Kitchen starts at noon at the hall. Volunteers will be making Nettle Bread and soup together.

Potluck Dinner starts at 5:30pm.

Come sing your nettle song or read your spring poem ! Come get involved in this annual Galiano celebration of Spring!!!

Nettle Vendors are welcome to set up a table in the hall for the evening. Contact us if you’re interested.

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Community Kitchen – Moroccan Cooking with Hugette

Come join Hugette, from La Berengerie, and learn how to make Couscous Royale, atraditional and richly-spiced North-African dish that is bursting with flavours.

We’ll be making the traditional version with various meats, plus a falafel version.

Cost is $15-$20 per person. Please bring containers to take food home.

RSVP if you want to come.

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