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  • 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.

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January 2024 Seed-lending or Intake Days

By |January 17th, 2024|Events|

Happy growing in 2024!

Here are our January seed-lending or intake days:

🌱Saturday January 13th Galiano Island South Community Hall – Winter Market from 10am-2pm
🌱Friday January 26th Galiano Community Library – 12-2pm
🌱Saturday January 27th Galiano Island South Community Hall – Winter Market from 10am-2pm

We’ve plenty of seeds to start early: flowers, herbs, onions and leeks.

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)

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SLOG will have a table at the February 17th Winter Market: 11am-2pm, at the South End Galiano Community Hall. Happy sowing! ... See MoreSee Less

Two chances to access seeds this weekend! January is a great time to plan your garden and gather seeds.

Tomorrow - Friday January 26th Galiano Community Library - 12-2pm

Saturday January 27th Galiano Island South Community Hall - Winter Market from 10am-2pm

We will *seed* you there!
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Happy growing in 2024!
Here are our January seed-lending or intake days:
🌱Saturday January 13th Galiano Island South Community Hall - Winter Market from 10am-2pm
🌱Friday January 26th Galiano Community Library - 12-2pm
We've plenty of seeds to start early: flowers, herbs, onions and leeks.
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We have a seed sorting and intake day on Sunday, November 12, from 12-2 PM at the Community Library. An opportunity for members to drop off return seeds for the library, or bring your seeds to sort and socialize. These darker days are perfect for reflecting on the harvest of the past year and contemplating the season ahead. ... See MoreSee Less

We have a seed sorting and intake day on Sunday, November 12, from 12-2 PM at the Community Library. An opportunity for members to drop off return seeds for the library, or bring your seeds to sort and socialize. These darker days are perfect for reflecting on the harvest of the past year and contemplating the season ahead.

Dan Jason is our guest speaker at this year's Seed Library AGM - Sunday, October 29, 2023, 7 PM via Zoom. Dan has owned and operated Salt Spring Seeds since 1986 and has been President of the Salt Spring Sanctuary since 2003. He is the author of many best-selling books on organic gardening and agriculture, including The Power of Pulses, Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds, and Saving Seeds. His most recent book is Medicinal Perennials to Know and Grow, coauthored by Rupert Adams.

Please join us for Dan's talk about his new book. Everyone is welcome. $10 for non-members, who must register in advance at seedlibraryofgaliano@gmail.com to get the zoom link.
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Dan Jason is our guest speaker at this years Seed Library AGM - Sunday, October 29, 2023, 7 PM via Zoom. Dan has owned and operated Salt Spring Seeds since 1986 and has been President of the Salt Spring Sanctuary since 2003. He is the author of many best-selling books on organic gardening and agriculture, including The Power of Pulses, Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds, and Saving Seeds. His most recent book is Medicinal Perennials to Know and Grow, coauthored by Rupert Adams. 

Please join us for Dans talk about his new book. Everyone is welcome. $10 for non-members, who must register in advance at seedlibraryofgaliano@gmail.com to get the zoom link.

Seed intake and sorting happening on Saturday, September 30, 12-2 at the Galiano Community Library. Got a penchant for organizing and bean counting? Come join the fun! And, in case you're wondering, no, those aren't fish heads swimming toward you. Those are snapdragon seed pods! ... See MoreSee Less

Seed intake and sorting happening on Saturday, September 30, 12-2 at the Galiano Community Library. Got a penchant for organizing and bean counting? Come join the fun! And, in case youre wondering, no, those arent fish heads swimming toward you. Those are snapdragon seed pods!

We're very excited to have FarmFolk CityFolk's Seed Cleaning mobile come to Galiano, October 14, at the Stock Up Market. All are welcome to use the equipment to clean their seeds. We'll be in the lower parking lot of the South Hall. The seed library will also be accepting seed returns on location. Hope to "seed" you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Were very excited to have FarmFolk CityFolks Seed Cleaning mobile  come to Galiano, October 14, at the Stock Up Market.  All are welcome to use the equipment to clean their seeds. Well be in the lower parking lot of the South Hall. The seed library will also be accepting seed returns on location. Hope to seed you there!

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow. Author unknown. The Seed Library will be at the Community Library Friday, Sept. 15 from 12-2 PM. What seeds worked for you this year? We'll be there for seed intake and sorting. Join in! ... See MoreSee Less

The best fertilizer is the gardeners shadow. Author unknown. The Seed Library will be at the Community Library Friday, Sept. 15 from 12-2 PM. What seeds worked for you this year? Well be there for seed intake and sorting. Join in!

The Seed Library will be at this Saturday's Market at the South Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Road. 11am - 2pm. It's the perfect time to get your Galiano-grown carrot seeds, peas, lettuce, kale, and parsnips, and stock up on bean seeds for when it warms up next month.
We also have some neat heirloom corn. Check out our inventory at www.seedlibrarygaliano.org
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The Seed Library will be at this Saturdays Market at the South Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Road. 11am - 2pm. Its the perfect time to get your Galiano-grown carrot seeds, peas, lettuce, kale, and parsnips, and stock up on bean seeds for when it warms up next month. 
We also have some neat heirloom corn. Check out our inventory at www.seedlibrarygaliano.org

Today is the date of final frost (on average) for our region. Giddy up! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the date of final frost (on average) for our region. Giddy up!
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