A fun celebration of local wild abundance.

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 each spring and learn all about nettles—their health and nutritional properties, how to harvest them, and how to cook them. See the Food Program Projects section for details about this year’s events.

This weekend of foraging and feasting includes several events such as a Nettle Cooking Class, Forest Foraging Walk followed by Community Nettle Harvesting, Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition, and the Community Potluck Celebration.


Upcoming Events

Nettlefest Community Celebration

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - April 19 @ 10:00 pm