Seed Library of Galiano

Seed Library of Galiano

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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
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About
A variety of corn
Seed Inventory
Lettuce Harvest
Growing Guides
Sunflower with Bee
About
A variety of corn
Seed Inventory
Lettuce Harvest
Growing Guides

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…]

Latest News, Events, Articles & Stories

  • Large leafy green Swiss Chard growing in a garden patch

Swiss Chard

By |May 24th, 2022|Featured Seed|

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 [Read More...]

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Seed Library of Galiano Update

By |May 24th, 2022|News|

By Colleen Doty, President Attention all seed savers and farmers: a Mobile Seed Cleaner, operated by Farm-Folk-City-Folk, will be coming to Galiano October 8, 2022 to showcase the possibilities of more efficient seed extraction. [Read More...]

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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.

A movie screening featuring seed hero and activist Vandana Shiva. SLOG has some of the chickpea seeds that Vandana originally donated to Dan Jason. Very easy to grow in our climate.

Join @farmfolkcityfolk for a screening of the documentary film "The Seeds of Vandana Shiva" from November 18th-20th as part of their event "From the Ground Up: Everything you need to know about Seed Libraries."

In her colorful sari and large scarlet bindi, Dr. Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence. How did this woman from an obscure town in India become Monsanto’s worst nightmare, a rebellious rock star in the global debate about who feeds the world?

Everyone is welcome to attend the event whether you are new to seed saving or an established seed library, come meet and connect with other community seed groups and seedy folks in the province.

For the event schedule and registration please visit: farmfolkcityfolk.ca/event/from-the-ground-up-everything-you-need-to-know-about-seed-libraries/

Funding for this program was provided by the Vancouver Foundation, Patagonia, and the BC Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
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A movie screening featuring seed hero and activist Vandana Shiva.  SLOG has some of the chickpea seeds that Vandana originally donated to Dan Jason. Very easy to grow in our climate. 

Join @farmfolkcityfolk for a screening of the documentary film The Seeds of Vandana Shiva from November 18th-20th as part of their event From the Ground Up: Everything you need to know about Seed Libraries.
 
In her colorful sari and large scarlet bindi, Dr. Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence. How did this woman from an obscure town in India become Monsanto’s worst nightmare, a rebellious rock star in the global debate about who feeds the world?

Everyone is welcome to attend the event whether you are new to seed saving or an established seed library, come meet and connect with other community seed groups and seedy folks in the province.

For the event schedule and registration please visit: https://farmfolkcityfolk.ca/event/from-the-ground-up-everything-you-need-to-know-about-seed-libraries/

Funding for this program was provided by the Vancouver Foundation, Patagonia, and the BC Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

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Thanks for sharing! We're looking forward to this screening!

Upcoming FarmFolk CityFolk Event! ... See MoreSee Less

Upcoming FarmFolk CityFolk Event!

Happy 1st of November!

Still hard to believe. What is happening to time?

A few things coming up for the Seed Library of Galiano:

1. Our non-profit society is turning 5 years old this year. Please join us for the AGM this Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2022, at 7 PM, via Zoom. Agenda and draft minutes from last year's AGM are attached.

Link: Join Zoom Meeting
us02web.zoom.us/j/88991802319

2. Instead of a guest speaker this year, we are doing a members' slideshow/roundtable of whatever you're proud of in the garden this year, or whatever left you scratching your head in befuddlement. It's not too late to submit a photo or two to seedlibraryofgaliano@gmail.com and I will put together the slide deck. Final submissions of photos are due at the end of day on Friday, Nov. 4th.

3. This Saturday, November 5th, from 12-2 PM at the Community Library (1290 Sturdies Bay Rd #2), we are having a seed intake/work party in the meeting room. This is a great opportunity to return seeds for the library. For those who can lend a hand for an hour or two, we are sorting seed donations from members, and also new stock from Dan Jason. We could really use your help! Please bring a mask.

That's it for now. Thanks for growing with us!

Colleen (and Joan, Barry, Doug, Lezlie, and Frank).
... See MoreSee Less

Happy 1st of November!

Still hard to believe. What is happening to time? 

A few things coming up for the Seed Library of Galiano:

1.  Our non-profit society is turning 5 years old this year. Please join us for the AGM this Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2022, at 7 PM, via Zoom. Agenda and draft minutes from last years AGM are attached. 

Link: Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88991802319

2. Instead of a guest speaker this year, we are doing a members slideshow/roundtable of whatever youre proud of in the garden this year, or whatever left you scratching your head in befuddlement. Its not too late to submit a photo or two to seedlibraryofgaliano@gmail.com and I will put together the slide deck. Final submissions of photos are due at the end of day on Friday, Nov. 4th. 

3. This Saturday, November 5th, from 12-2 PM at the Community Library (1290 Sturdies Bay Rd #2), we are having a seed intake/work party in the meeting room. This is a great opportunity to return seeds for the library. For those who can lend a hand for an hour or two, we are sorting seed donations from members, and also new stock from Dan Jason. We could really use your help! Please bring a mask. 

Thats it for now. Thanks for growing with us!

Colleen (and Joan, Barry, Doug, Lezlie, and Frank).
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Hello seed savers!

The Seed Library of Galiano's AGM will be held Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 7 PM via ZOOM.

Here's the link:

us02web.zoom.us/j/88991802319

AGENDA:

1. Call to Order, Land Acknowledgement
2. Establishment of Quorum
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of AGM Minutes from 2021 (forthcoming)
5. Financial Report
6. Chair's Report
7. Election/Appointment of Directors
8. Round Table Members' Slide Show/Discussion
9. Adjournment

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Instead of a speaker at the AGM, we're doing a members' round table slide show of highlights or lowlights of this year's growing season. If you'd like to be part of this, please send along a photo or two, and I will put them into the slide deck for sharing.

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

Colleen (and the rest of the board: Joan, Barry, Frank, Doug, and Lezlie)
... See MoreSee Less

Hello seed savers!

The Seed Library of Galianos AGM will be held Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 7 PM via ZOOM.

Heres the link:

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

AGENDA:

1. Call to Order, Land Acknowledgement 
2. Establishment of Quorum
3. Approval of Agenda 
4. Approval of AGM Minutes from 2021 (forthcoming)
5. Financial Report
6. Chairs Report
7. Election/Appointment of Directors
8. Round Table Members Slide Show/Discussion
9.  Adjournment

*
Instead of a speaker at the AGM, were doing a members round table slide show of highlights or lowlights of this years growing season. If youd like to be part of this, please send along a photo or two, and I will put them into the slide deck for sharing. 

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

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