Forest Garden Workshop

Learn how to build a Forest Garden in your backyard!  Are you interested in growing and harvesting organic foods and medicines where you live? Come and learn how to create a naturally water-saving,  pollinator and kid-friendly gardening space! This 2-day workshop will introduce you to some of the many ways that a Forest Garden can […]

Continue reading

Pollinator Power! – Salt Spring Island Elementary’s Busy Bees

Salt Spring Island Elementary buzzed around the Millard Learning Centre Forest Garden and Forage Forest  having participated in the GCA’s new People, Plants and Pollinators education program!  The students flexed their green thumbs while building “lasagna” planting beds – a soil bulking method where nitrogen and carbon-rich organic materials are layered on top of each other. On top […]

Continue reading
pulling down a tree

A Two-Day Adventure on Galiano Island

On May 16th and 17th, students from the Middle Years Shared Ecological Education Centre (MY SEEC), from Salt Spring Island, visited our Learning Centre for one of our Two-Day Educational Adventures. This is a program where groups stay overnight at the Millard Learning Centre, and during the day take part in two of our hands-on […]

Continue reading
Edible Forest program, Forest Garden, Girl Scouts

Program Spotlight on Edible Forest

Spring is budding and blooming with scents, colours and edibles in the Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable Forest Garden! The Forest Garden is modeled on permaculture, which mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occur in the surrounding environment. We recently introduced our new Environmental Education program, Edible Forest in […]

Continue reading