School Projects

School Projects 2018-06-21T20:05:40+00:00

The Food Program maintains the Community School Garden: Food program coordinators and community volunteers work with the school kids, teaching them about gardening, ecology and how to grow food. We also involve the kids in tastings, sometimes cooking on the picnic table what they have just picked. The Food Program also works with the school on a number of projects, such as Applefest and the Fruit tree project.

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Food Forever

Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors program (Government of Canada), this project aiming to forge links and promote information/skills/knowledge sharing between seniors and the children of Galiano.

It is a four-fold project that comprises:

  1. Wild Foraging
  2. A cooking/kitchen exploration component
  3. Gardening
  4. The publication of a cookbook/storybook entitled ‘Galiano Cooks’, scheduled for release at the beginning of May 2010

Following is a detailed description of the events that took place under the Food Forever banner:

  • Preserving Begun March, 2009
  • Introductory Tea March, 2009
  • Collaborative Breakfasts March to June, 2009
  • Elders’ Luncheon May, 2009
  • School Garden Ongoing
  • Appreciation Tea June, 2009
  • Foraging for nettles March, 2009
  • Foraging for maple blossoms April, 2009
  • Foraging for greens May, 2009
  • Jamming September, 2009
  • Apple Fest October, 2009
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop April, 2009
  • Clam Digging and Chowder May, 2009
  • Mother’s day dinner with the kids and elders May 2010
  • Launch of ‘Galiano Cooks’ cookbook/storybook May 2010 Ongoing
  • Growing of food and plants in the school garden building of Community greenh