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When the Tide is Out the Table is Set

August 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Come learn about Sea Gardens on SḴŦAḴ / Mayne Island with WJOŁEŁP Elder Carl Olsen. Come to the Ag Hall to learn about Sea Gardens; an ancient Indigenous form of aquaculture that ensured a rich harvest of seafood for W̱SÁNEĆ and Coast Salish communities. There will be tasters of Carl’s clam chowder recipe and he will steam up a pot of clams!


Found along the pacific coast from Alaska to Washington, sea gardens (also called clam gardens) were built by the W̱SÁNEĆ and other Coast Salish people to cultivate clams, oysters, mussels and other seafood. Although Indigenous people were displaced from these harvest sites which suffered for not being tended, today the Nations and Indigenous knowledge holders are working to identify and restore local sea gardens.  Carl Olsen is one of these knowledge keepers and Mayne Islanders have the opportunity to learn from him at this workshop.

Tickets are $20.00/person, but sliding scale options are available if the fee is an issue for you – please contact Justine at stewardship@mayneconservancy.ca.


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August 30, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mayne Island Conservancy
(250) 539-2535


Mayne Island Agricultural Hall
430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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