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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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For many of the participants who would benefit from bursaries, natural areas and environmental education are out of reach. The purpose of the bursary fund it to make these places and experiences accessible...

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Take your students on a journey of discovery, creating ecological awareness and encouraging a deep caring for the places we all inhabit.

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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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Galiano Kids’ Campout

August 3 – 5, 2016 Ages 9 – 12.  Registration deadline is July 15, 2016. Join us for a fun filled 2 night / 3 day camping adventure at the Galiano Learning Centre! Kids will be sleeping in tents, hiking, playing outdoor games and learning camping skills. Campout fee is $200 (food is included).  Bursaries […]

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Learning Centre: August 2015

Programming and planning continues steadily at the Learning Centre The past month has seen several programs actively using the Learning Centre land and facilities, including a very successful third installment of a UVic Environment Studies Restoration field course in early July, and the second annual Gailano Kids Campout, which doubled its registration from last year’s […]

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Learning Centre: June 2015

Solar system up and functioning at the classroom building We have installed 18 panels on the roof of the classroom building, and they are working great. The first field program to use them will be on July 3-11, when 19 UVic Environmental Studies students will join professor Dr. Eric Higgs for the Restoration and Sustainability […]

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