October 2016 monthly meeting

Mushrooms in your home and in your garden

On Thursday October 6th 2016 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers are hosting Vivian Vaillant, a home mushroom grower, who will discuss the benefits of growing mushrooms in your home garden as well as how to fruit gourmet mushroom as a winter crop.

Starting with mycelium development all the way to fungi production she does it all to produce a large harvest of shiitake, oyster and shimengi mushrooms right in her own backyard.

The meeting is held at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Street. Admission is by donation for nonmembers. Direct questions to Sylvain Alie at 250-336-8632.


Welcome to the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers website. This is your “home-grown” resource for do-it-yourself organic food production and seed saving in the Comox Valley!

We now have our own hand powered seed winnower (to separate the seed from the chaff) and use of an electric seed thresher (to separate the grain from the stalk).  See more under Resources.


Saving seeds is fun and rewarding in many ways.  Come join us and see for yourself !


Here are some of the features of this website:

  • New growers and veterans alike benefit from our cornucopia of gardening tips, written or chosen by local fellow gardeners with experience in this area.
  • Learn to save seeds such as tomato and lettuce – it’s easy and rewarding!
  • Find out about events like Seedy Saturday in March, Plant Sale in May, Garden Tours, and our schedule of Monthly Meetings. You won’t want to miss them.


Thinking of joining our group?

 Follow this link for details on how to join!