* EDUCATION, EVENTS & VIDEOS from the Gulf Islands Food Co-op


Build Your Berry Patch Workshop with W̱SÁNEĆ Elder (March 26, 2024)
(on Pender Island with Elder Earl Claxton Jr., including stories of Indigenous plant communities)

Hands-On Seed Cleaning & Learning Days (Oct 14, 15 & 16, 2023)
(on Galiano and Pender Island, with FarmFolk/CityFolk equipment and support)

Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Garden Event (Sep 30 & Oct 9, 2023)
(on Saturna Island, from Saturna Seed Library with Co-op support)

4th Grower-2-Grower Educational Tour & Potluck (Sep 17, 2023)
(garden tour September 17, 2023 on North Pender Island, followed by a potluck)

3rd Grower-2-Grower Educational Tour & Potluck (Aug 31, 2023)
(garden tour August 31, 2023 on South Pender Island, followed by a potluck)

2nd Grower-2-Grower Educational Tour & Potluck (Aug 10, 2023)
(farm tour August 10, 2023 on South Pender Island, followed by a potluck)

1st Grower-2-Grower Educational Tour & Potluck (July 16, 2023)
(farm tour July 16, 2023 on North Pender Island, followed by a potluck)

New Saturna Seed Library & Island Seedy Saturdays (March 18, 2023)
(Saturna gets rolling and 4 Southern Gulf Islands share resilient local seeds)

Seed Cleaning & Seed Saving Workshop Days (Oct 4-6, 2022)
(extended repeat of our previous community learning & shared use of seed cleaning equipment)

“Food is Everything” Art Show & Seedy Saturday (March 26, 2022)
(Celebrating Food & Farming!  Ptarmigan Gallery, Pender Island – opening with Dan Jason)

Healthy Soils & Regenerative Agriculture Course (Spring, 2022)
(Farmer2Farmer knowledge sharing plus educational field days with Soil Scientist)

Seed Cleaning & Seed Saving Workshop (Oct, 2021)
(VIDEOS by Kenta Kikuchi of October 5, 2021 hands-on workshop)

Gardener’s Island March/21 Video – Garden Layout, Seed Starting & Fruit Trees
(VIDEO by Cedar Lopatecki – featuring Wendi Lopatecki, Trevor Erikson & Matthew Vasilev)

Seed Saving Education, plus Pender, Mayne & Galiano Seed Libraries
(VIDEO by Cedar – February 27, 2021 Seed Saving zoom workshop presentation)

Pender Squashfest Education & Celebration
(VIDEO by Kenta – event at 4 Saturday Markets in October, 2020, Pender Community Hall)

Indigenous Venison/Deer Workshop
(September 26 & 27, 2020, taught by Elders, traditional Coast Salish territories, Galiano)

Coast Salish W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous Food References
(6 key reference books about W̱SÁNEĆ and/or Indigenous food practices and history)

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop
(VIDEO by Kenta – September 20, 2020 distanced workshop, Pender Community Hall)

Let No Apple Be Wasted! Preservation Workshops
(VIDEO by Kenta – September 19, 2020 workshop on Saturna, plus Mayne and Pender events)

Island Food Production Guide and Schedule
(developed at Saturna Island food security workshops in January and February, 2020)

Sustainable Poultry
(February, 2020 workshop on Pender Island)

Honouring Indigenous Food Creation and Practices
(2 learning events on Pender and Saturna Island in March, 2019)

Island Soil Building Classes (with references)
(on Galiano in March, 2019, plus earlier classes on Mayne and Pender Islands)

(from the Co-op’s founding organization – Heartwood Folk School)

West Coast Food Forestry – A Permaculture Guide
(for growing food in harmony with island forests – see also class)