UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre
UVic Environmental Studies students explore the Learning Centre fields UVic Photo Services

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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Public help needed to monitor spread of deadly bat disease

WANTED: Reports of dead bats and of bats flying during winter This article is being shared on behalf of our friends at Habitat Acquisition Trust in Victoria. White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast and was confirmed […]

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Chemistry Beakers

Spring Science Camps!

Welcome spring with some fun experiments on Chemical Magic and Weather systems! Using common kitchen components we will conduct some crazy science experiments. We will be looking into Chemical Magic and Weather systems which include the Alchemists Lab, Acid Tests and Reactions, Stormy Skies and Mini oil-spill clean-up. Who: Ages 9 – 12 When: Fridays […]

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Cedana in the Food Forest
Cedana in the forest garden. Photo: Christopher King

An Edible Forest

An introduction to Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable forest garden. Everything in a forest garden serves multiple functions.  A permaculture forest garden mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occurs in that climate. Forest Gardens are not “natural”, but are designed and managed ecosystems that are very rich in biodiversity […]

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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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Children with native plants

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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