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The following are a selection of stewardship tips stemming from our “Ecologically Conscious Neighbours” Stewardship program: Learn to identify and control invasive exotic species such as Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, evergreen blackberry...

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Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School
Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School. Photo: Christopher King

A Day at Forest Restoration Field School

Have you ever wondered what an ecosystem has experienced over time? Did you ever look around and wonder who was there before you? What animals scurried, flew, and hopped through the forest? How big were the trees? This past fall, Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students had the opportunity to explore these curious questions while […]

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Photo: Christopher King

A Successful Harvest

by Suzanne Fournier Editor’s note: Suzanne Fournier is a Galiano writer and Conservancy board member. Welcome Suzanne.  The 2016 Harvest and Herbal Workshop was a success! This mid-November weekend created a wondrous world of nature experience for 16 people of all ages. Coming from Finland, Germany, Vancouver, Galiano and other islands, participants all shared a […]

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Ken Millard

The Extraordinary Life of Ken Millard

An Extraordinary Life and Legacy (1941-2015) We are sad to announce that Ken Millard died suddenly at home on the night of Sunday September 27, 2015. Celebration of Life – October 11th 2015 at the Learning Centre The memorial service in celebration of Ken’s life and legacy was held at the Learning Centre on October 11th. It was […]

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Grow Native Plants!

We grow and sell a variety of trees, shrubs and plants that are ideal for naturescaping, gardening, or ecological restoration projects. All of our plants originate from local Galiano Island stock and are suitable for the unique climate of the Gulf Islands. Check out our Sales below to find out how you can purchase native […]

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Our Native Plant Nursery

History In 2000, with a crucial donation of space by supportive private landowners, the Galiano Conservancy Association began creating its own Native Plant Nursery, the only one of its kind on Galiano. The physical beginnings were not without irony as it involved clearing a field infested with the viciously invasive exotic Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolour) […]

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