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Mission

  • To preserve and loan organically grown, non-GMO, open-pollinated, locally successful and genetically diverse seed varieties to the Galiano Island community
  • To provide educational opportunities and information to the Galiano community on growing and saving seed

We acknowledge the deep privilege of living upon, and growing and saving seeds on, the traditional, unceded and asserted lands of the Penelakut, Lamalcha and Hwlitsum First Nations, as well as other Hul’qumi’num and SENCOTEN speaking peoples, and the treatied territory of the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Featured Seed

Swiss Chard

By Francis Moyle, Director

I recently joined the Galiano Seed Library and I am really impressed with the locally viable seed selection available to the public. Once you become a member, you have access to the vast selection of seeds they maintain. One of my favorite and easiest vegetables to propagate is Swiss chard. Last year I grew a large plot of rainbow chard and since it has been grown year after year here on Galiano, the library’s Swiss chard seems to flourish well in our Mediterranean type climate. The Seed Library has two types: Rainbow Chard and Yellow Sunrise. Our inventory is available at seedlibrarygaliano.org/seed-inventory.

Here are some fun [Read More…]

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SLOG Events, Winter and Spring 2023

By |January 30th, 2023|Events|

SLOG will host a number of “Seedy Saturdays” this winter and spring.

We will have seed lending, sorting, and drop-offs on the following days:

January 21 (Winter Market, South Hall 11am-1pm)
January 28 (Library 12-2pm)
February 18 (Winter Market, South Hall, 11am-1pm)
February 25 (Library, 12-2pm)
March 4 (Library, 12-2pm)
March 11 (Library, 12-2pm)
March 18 (Winter Market, South Hall, 11am-1pm)
March 25 (Library, 12-2pm)
April 29 (Winter Market, South Hall, 11am-1pm)

If you’d like to learn more about the Seed Library, our [Read More…]

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By |January 30th, 2023|Articles, Seedy Stories|

By Barry New

I wanted to write an article about beans. Then I realized that I wrote my best thoughts two years ago. But I still wanted to write more. I include here a story that might bring it all back home.

Thirty four years ago I moved to Sheffield, in 1988, and right away I signed up for an allotment. It came through shortly after that. It became a retreat from my busy working life [Read More…]

What does growing success look like to you?

By |January 30th, 2023|Articles|

by Elizabeth Latta, life-long grower

Do you have a favourite vegetable that you thought you heard was easy to grow? And it turned out that you couldn’t grow it for love or money (or so it seemed)? Such is my experience with spinach and beets. Did you know that in Hong Kong they sprout their beets indoors before they plant them out because the weather just is not cooperative otherwise (information gleaned from a Hong [Read More…]

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Our website has been updated. Check it out! Lots of new seeds on our inventory at: seedlibrarygaliano.org/seed-inventory/

If you'd like to borrow seeds, SLOG will be at the Saturday Winter Market on Feb. 18, from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Galiano South Hall (141 Sturdies Bay Road). We'll also take seed drop-offs.
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Our website has been updated. Check it out! Lots of new seeds on our inventory at: https://seedlibrarygaliano.org/seed-inventory/

If youd like to borrow seeds, SLOG will be at the Saturday Winter Market on Feb. 18, from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Galiano South Hall (141 Sturdies Bay Road). Well also take seed drop-offs.

12-2 PM Saturday, Jan. 28: The Seed Library will be at the Community Library (#2 – 1290 Sturdies Bay Road) for seed lending, sorting, and drop-offs. All are welcome to stay and help sort seeds. It's quite relaxing! ... See MoreSee Less

12-2 PM Saturday, Jan. 28: The Seed Library will be at the Community Library (#2 – 1290 Sturdies Bay Road) for seed lending, sorting, and drop-offs. All are welcome to stay and help sort seeds. Its quite relaxing!

The 2023 Citizen Seed Trial registration closes this week on February 1st. This year we are trialing radishes, peas, and salad turnips.

Make sure to register before the deadline at farmfolkcityfolk.ca/bc-seed-security-program/citizen-seed-trial/

We would like to acknowledge the financial support of Patagonia, Vancouver Foundation, and BC Gaming.
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The Seed Library will be at the Saturday Winter Market, January 21, 11-2 PM, Galiano Community South Hall. We'll have the inventory there so you can select your seeds for the growing season ahead, and drop off any seed returns you might have. We look forward to seeing you! ... See MoreSee Less

The Seed Library will be at the Saturday Winter Market, January 21, 11-2 PM, Galiano Community South Hall. Well have the inventory there so you can select your seeds for the growing season ahead,  and drop off any seed returns you might have. We look forward to seeing you!

Seed Library lending, sorting, and drop-off session this Saturday, January 14, from 12-2 PM at the Galiano Community Library. All welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

Seed Library lending, sorting, and drop-off session this Saturday, January 14, from 12-2 PM at the Galiano Community Library. All welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

Seed Library lending, sorting, and drop-off session this Saturday, January 14, from 12-2 PM at the Galiano Community Library. All welcome!

Seed drop-off and sorting work party November 19th, 12-2 PM at the Galiano Community Library meeting room. Working with seeds is relaxing, therapeutic, and a great way to connect with others. Drop-in and join us for a cup of tea. ... See MoreSee Less

Seed drop-off and sorting work party November 19th, 12-2 PM at the Galiano Community Library meeting room. Working with seeds is relaxing, therapeutic, and a great way to connect with others. Drop-in and join us for a cup of tea.

Thanks to everyone who attended last night's AGM. Our board of directors for 2023 is:

Barry New
Colleen Doty
Doug Latta
Francis Moyle
Joan Robertson
Lezlie Wagman
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Thanks to everyone who attended last nights AGM. Our board of directors for 2023 is:

Barry New
Colleen Doty
Doug Latta
Francis Moyle
Joan Robertson
Lezlie Wagman

TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, 7 PM:

SLOG's AGM via Zoom. We're turning 5 today! With part of the island without power, we hope to have a quorum.

Here's the link:

us02web.zoom.us/j/88991802319

Instead of a speaker at the AGM, we're doing a members' slide show of highlights or lowlights of this year's growing season.

Also, if you'd like to join our board, we're interested in hearing from you and we can use the help.

Best wishes, and hope to see you this evening!

Colleen (and the rest of the board: Joan, Barry, Frank, Doug, and Lezlie)
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TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022,  7 PM: 

SLOGs AGM via Zoom. Were turning 5 today! With part of the island without power, we hope to have a quorum.  

Heres the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88991802319

Instead of a speaker at the AGM, were doing a members slide show of highlights or lowlights of this years growing season. 

Also, if youd like to join our board, were interested in hearing from you and we can use the help. 

Best wishes, and hope to see you this evening!

Colleen (and the rest of the board: Joan, Barry, Frank, Doug, and Lezlie)

Seed drop-off and seed-sorting work party Saturday, November 5, at the Community Library, 12-2pm (#2 - 1290 Sturdies Bay Road). Join us for a cup of tea. ... See MoreSee Less

Seed drop-off and seed-sorting work party Saturday, November 5, at the Community Library, 12-2pm (#2 - 1290 Sturdies Bay Road). Join us for a cup of tea.
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