Dear friends of the Galiano Conservancy,
In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some modifications to our regular programs, projects and public services to best protect you, our staff and the Galiano community. Due to the ever-changing nature of this crisis, we will be posting updates to this page and it’s associated links accordingly.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Galiano Conservancy’s modified operations, please contact us.
The Galiano Conservancy Association
Staff and Board
Galiano Conservancy Association Contact Information
Public trails at the Millard Learning Centre and within the Mid-Island Protected Areas Network are OPEN 7 days a week. To learn more about trail closures view our Public Access & Events Calendar for or call our office.
GCA Office (Program Centre)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4:30PM*. It is possible GCA staff are not present during these hours as they may be working from home or are in the field
Masks are required to be worn inside our office building by individuals 12 and up. Please knock at the front door and one of our staff members will greet you.
Education Programs, Adult Workshops & Events COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Food Forest Produce
Our Sustainable Agriculture team is working hard to supply the Galiano community with locally, sustainably grown produce from the Food Forest at the Millard Learning Centre. Food Forest produce is available by request to Galiano-based caterers, restaurant owners, food suppliers and individual Galiano community members.
- Bulk orders of seasonal greens, herbs, edible flowers, root vegetables and berries
- 7 seasonal blends of Forest Garden Tea
- Garlic Salts
Starting a “shelter-in-place” gardening project? Try gardening with native plants!
Adapted to Galiano’s local climate, native plants require less water – saving time, money, and one of Galiano’s most limited resources, water! In addition, native plants support local wildlife including native pollinator species like hummingbirds, beetles, flies and bees! We have a variety of mature native plants and native plant seeds available.
Want to grow food this summer? We also have a selection of food-producing non-native plants available. (Don’t worry, our Agriculture team does their homework to ensure all non-native plants are not invasive in Galiano ecosystems!)
Food Forest & Plant Nursery Orders & Pick-Ups
See what we have in stock and learn more about our products by clicking the buttons below
To make an order or arrange an order pick-up for Food Forest produce and Nursery plants please contact our Agriculture & Nursery Coordinator, Cedana Bourne at firstname.lastname@example.org ; 250-539-2424
Our volunteer activities will continue as scheduled!
Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest First Fridays
First Friday of the month from 10am – 1pm at the Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest
Volunteer Contact: Restoration Coordinator, Adam Huggins email@example.com; 250-539-2424
Food Forest Thursdays
Every Thursday from 10am – 2pm at the Food Forest
Volunteer contact: Agriculture & Nursery Coordinator, Cedana Bourne
New to Volunteering with the GCA?
Click to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how to register as a volunteer
We are currently evaluating the status of future international internship opportunities.
The GCA Education Team Needs Your Help!
The GCA’s education department is greatly impacted by COVID-19-related education program cancellations. If you are able to donate, it would help support the employment of the Conservancy’s education team and ensure the continued delivery of the GCA’s hands-on environmental education programs you know and love. Your gift would be greatly appreciated during these tough times!
Donations over $10 entitle you to a membership with the GCA. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $15.
Galiano Conservancy Association COVID-19 Questions
250-539-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org