Upcoming Events Coordinating Council Meeting, 1st Tue of every month at 7 pm

Saturday Workbees & Events, every Sat from 9 am to 12 pm. Workbee is followed by delicious homemade soup. Please bring gloves, shovel, hand trowel or any other other tools you find useful!


Booking the Commons Community Kitchen Booking
All inquiries about renting the kitchen, fees and times available etc. should be sent to kitchen[at]gabriolacommons.ca
Click here for booking information for general rooms and allotment gardens

calendar
Click on the calendar above to view current room bookings.


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Village Food Community Card News!

Village Foods Market has granted $5,000 in their 2017 Community Card Program to the Commons for upgrades to the West Parking lot. A HUGE thank you to VFM for this grant, and to our Commons Grant Writing Team for completing the successful application.

BUT, these monies only come in as community members use their grocery cards. Please obtain or reload a VFM Community card. When we pre-load, 5% of our purchases come to the Commons, a true win-win.

Thanks again to both Village Foods and everyone with a Commons-designated Community grocery card.

Welcome to the Gabriola Commons The Gabriola Commons is a place where sustainability, community and agriculture meet, featuring 26 acres of peaceful rural landscapes and rich ecosystems with significant biodiversity. The property includes connecting pathways, open vistas, meditative spaces, vibrant community gardens, learning and meeting facilities for the use and enjoyment of the public.

The Gabriola Commons is a unique and distinct property on Gabriola with zoning that recognizes and enshrines the vision and spirit of a "community commons".

Come to the land, wander through, meet gardeners and builders, artists and soup makers. Join in the many community activities and events. Lend your hand and voice in stewarding the land and its amenities for current and future generations.

The Gabriola Commons has a membership at the Mid Island Co-op. You can contribute to the Commons by using the Commons Co-op Member Number 637512 when making purchases.


The Gabriola Commons Foundation sincerely thanks the following agencies who have provided valuable grants and support: Coastal Community Credit Union Spirit Fund, Nanaimo Community Foundation, Bullfrog Power, Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grant, the Innovative Community Development Award from the Canadian Cancer Society's Community Building Strategy, the Gabriola Recreation Society, the Gabriola Lions Club, GabEnergy Society, and the Vancouver Foundation. For more information, click on "Projects" in the main menu.



Panorama of the Gabriola Commons by Angela Specht.





Thank You! The Gabriola Commons would not exist without your valuable contributions. Our sincere thanks to our:
  300+ generous donors
  250+ active volunteers
  900+ registered members
Corporate donors:
- Capital Power's EmPowering Communities Program
- EPCOR Helping Hands Program
- Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grant
- Bullfrog Power

Photos & More Photos See our Flickr site for many photos of the land and activities. The Commons Blog has many photos of the Gabriola Commons. The Gabriola Commons is often featured on Victor Anthony's Gabriola Daily Photo.