Goat Barn Re-purposing plan

Goat Barn Re-purposing plan

A new Goat Barn Team is pursuing a comprehensive repurposing of the Commons Goat Barn to see it emerge as a functional community performance, rehearsal, storage, multipurpose cultural and recreational space. Drawing on their own experience in the Gabriola arts and...
Solar Installations

Solar Installations

Our 10 kilowatt solar power installations are a source of pride—not just to those involved in the project, but also to the broader Gabriola community. There’s a collective agreement among community members that the solar roof on the Commons is exactly the kind of...
Solar Panel Project on the Gabriola Commons

Solar Panel Project on the Gabriola Commons

Callout for volunteers to form a Project Task Force for a 10 kW Solar Panel project on the Gabriola Commons. If this interests you, come to a meeting at 1 pm, on Thursday, December 11, upstairs in the Commons. Background Over the past year the Commons has been working...
Restoration of Native Species

Restoration of Native Species

The Gabriola Commons property (26 acres) includes agricultural land, meadows and forests. Like many other properties on the Gulf Islands, non-native plant species (such as Daphne, Broom and Gorse) are prevalent and often take over a local ecosystem. In many cases,...
Community Kitchen

Community Kitchen

The first major building project on the Gabriola Commons was the Commons Community Kitchen. Once the extensive community gardens, orchard and farm team gardens were fenced, irrigated and planted, the logical next step in our agricultural planning was to create the...
The Commons Community Kitchen

The Commons Community Kitchen

Why a community kitchen? Don’t we already have restaurants? The answer, of course, is that this is to compare apples and oranges. Restaurants are for dining out, whether alone or in company. But for islanders coming together, especially in large numbers, to share a...