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  1. Seedy Saturday 2016: Celebrating Soil — 2015/12/02
  2. Seed packing instructions for Seedy Saturday 2016 — 2015/12/01
  3. 2017 Seedy Saturday Volunteers — 2015/12/01
  4. Seedy Saturday Vendor Info – 2017 — 2015/12/01
  5. Seedy Saturday: Preparing for Climate Change in your garden — 2015/03/02

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Jan 14 2014

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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Jan 14 2014

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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Jan 14 2014

Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19

Come and join us for a Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19 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 at 4745 headquarters Road, Courtenay.  This is on the left on Headquarters after the Seniors’ Village and …

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Jan 13 2014

Seed Exchange packing quantities

Here is a list of seed packing quantities per envelope for the Seedy Saturday Seed Exchange. It has been provided by Nick Guthrie (thanks Nick). A pdf can be downloaded for printing.  Right-click here; Volumes of seeds–Seed Bees. Select ‘Save Link As…’  

Jan 01 2014

SEED BANK SEEDS COLLECTED AND PACKAGED IN 2013

  Hello Seed Bankers The second harvest is in, packed and labelled.  I have attached the Seed Bank harvest record 2013 (with quantities) that members saved this year. We now have records for 2 consecutive years for many of the plants and their seeds, and as the project evolves, it is time to get together and …

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Jan 01 2014

First monthly meeting of the new year January 09

When: Thursday, January 9th, 7 pm Where:  Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm. What: The new film “Seeds of Sovereignty” by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network The film is  a story of hope, revival and commitment. A journey to restore seed and food sovereignty in Africa. A guide to anyone …

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Dec 04 2013

Another seed cleaning session December 4

Everyone is welcome to a seed cleaning get-together Wednesday December 4, 4pm  to 6pm, at Lush Valley Food Action Society.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave   As last time we will have the CVGSS winnower and the small electric-powered thresher.     These photos are from the October 30 session.       …

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Nov 21 2013

Thursday Dec 5 is a Seasonal Potluck

The Monthly Meeting on Thursday Dec 5  is a Seasonal Potluck, starting at 6 pm rather than the usual 7pm start time. Bring your favorite dish, hopefully labeled with ingredients so people with allergies know. We don’t have a main speaker scheduled, but thought we could have volunteers offer short 5 min “Gardening Advise” on …

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Nov 20 2013

Seed Saving 101

[notice]CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THIS PAGE[/notice]   [important]Amaranth[/important] Method of Pollination – Amaranth is self fertile, but is occasionally wind pollinated. Time to Harvest Seeds – Cut down and dry the seed heads when they start to drop a few seeds. When they are dry and brittle, thresh them and blow away …

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Nov 20 2013

Seedy Saturday Vendor info – 2014

[notice]We’re fully booked for this year. See you in 2015[/notice] Exhibitor Application: TERMS & CONDITIONS SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 HOURS & LOCATION Saturday March 1, 2014. Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm Upper level conference hall of Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, BC GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS Participation in previous …

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