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Moss Dance: Young Farmer Panel – Rotary B – Saturday – 12:30-1:30 pm

Moss started out as a farm apprentice in 2003 and developed an organic farming obsession – she’s had dirt under her fingernails ever since. Moss grows at Ripple Farm in Merville, and collaborates with Arzeena Hamir (Amara Farm) to run Merville Organics (www.mervilleorganics.ca), a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box program. Merville Organics sells fresh veggies …

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Jay Miles-Baker: Young Farmer Panel – Rotary B – Saturday – 12:30-1:30 pm

Bio: My name is Jay Baker-French. I’ve been a life-long lover of growing food, starting out in my neighbour’s vegetable garden and my parents’ compost pile at a very young age. When I got to university, it took me a while to realize that I could, in fact, study what I loved. After a year …

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Dirk Becker: Be Newly Inspired to Grow More Food Than Ever Before! – Rotary Hall – Saturday, 1 March, 1:45 – 3 pm

Bio: Dirk and Nicole are well known for their urban farming battle to grow food in Lantzville and for creating the successful Bowen Road Farmers’ Market in Nanaimo. They also published Synergy Magazine for 10 years and hosted a radio program – both of which were dedicated to living more consciously. They turned what was essentially …

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2014 Seedy Saturday Vendor List

Below is a list of vendors you will find at the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers’ 2013 Seedy Saturday event:   Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society Bertrand Girard Bloomfield Flats Custom Cedar Furniture Brother Nature Organic Seeds Comox Valley BeeKeepers Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers Comox Valley Horticultural Society Comox Valley Organics Collective Comox …

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Seed Packing Bee Feb 16 – Last one before Seedy Saturday

The CVGSS Logo, stylized hand holding a plant, blue flower with yellow centre, also looks like sun in the sky

Come and join us for a Seed Packing Bee on Sunday February 16 from 1-4 pm  – but don’t feel that you have to be there for the full 3 hours.   Barbara Toombs has graciously offered us her home again, at 4745 headquarters Road, Courtenay.  This is on the left on Headquarters after the Seniors’ …

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Harold Steves speaking at Native Sons Hall Feb 28, 7pm

Seedy Saturday is the first Saturday in March, and that  falls on March 1st this year.  We have added the Harold Steves address on friday evening, so the first event of Seedy Saturday 2014 is in February ——- Friday   February 28th   7 – 9 pm  Richmond City Councillor, Harold Steves at Lower Native Sons Hall …

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Nancy Hofer is guest speaker at Feb 6 Monthly Meeting

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers invites all interested gardeners and environmentalists to its upcoming monthly meeting on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm. The meeting will take place in the Common Room at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Drive.   This month’s talk will be focused around Transition Towns and a newly-emerging project on Community …

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Seed cleaning session Sunday February 2, at Amara Farm

The next seed cleaning session will be Sunday February 2, 1 to 4 pm at Amara Farm.  The winnower and the thresher will be in the greenhouse nearest the gate at 2641 Kirby Road.   The equipment will be moved to Amara farm from Lush Valley where it has been.  This will be a more …

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Seed Bank meeting January 26

Hello Seed Bankers Several members have requested an opportunity to clarify our purpose in having a Community Seed Bank, and what options we have for future directions. In addition to this ‘big picture’ discussion, there are also some logistical issues to go over.  these include: –  Should we freeze a portion of our harvest? –  …

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Video from GE forum held November 14, 2013

This was a memorable event, and the presentations of the three guest speakers can be viewed at the links below.  It was the kick-off for a speaking tour entitled Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods and Human Health.  Visit this link for more info:  http://gefreebc.wordpress.com/gefoodstour/ Thierry Vrain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k-F4-6V_5I&feature=youtu.be Jan Slomp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04LTrYLlolo&feature=youtu.be Colin Palmer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUXSeUjZgLI&feature=youtu.be   Here is …

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