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Nov 06 2013

Donation to Fertile Ground Seeds of Assam project

Sam Austin and John Blyth of CVGSS present $500 cheque to Peggy Carswell of Fertile Ground in support of the “Seeds of Assam” project.             Click the picture below to see the earlier post on this project.

Oct 30 2013

Seeds Savers hosts Community Gardener Dianne MacLean – Thurs, Nov 7 2013

CV Growers and Seed Savers is hosting Dianne MacLean (Bear Dreamer), as their speaker on Thurs, Nov 7 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm.  She is currently employed by Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness (D2D), as a coordinator of their Community Garden, and will be speaking about the history and future …

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Oct 30 2013

Seed cleaning session at Lush Valley Oct 30, 2013

Every one welcome to get seeds cleaned with the CVGSS winnower, 4 to 6pm Oct 30.  If you miss this one there will be more.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave

Sep 26 2013

Winnower cleans up lettuce seed – by Arzeena Hamir

Earlier this year, the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) purchased a winnower in order to make seed cleaning easier for its members and for local farmers. A number of the Board Members had seen the winnower in action at a Seed Conference last November and we were greatly impressed. I decided to take …

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Sep 24 2013

Thursday, October 3rd: Intro to Permaculture

Elaine Codling will give a presentation called “Intro to Permaculture” at the next monthly meeting October 3.  Also Nick Guthrie will give a 10 minute talk on some effective tools and their use.  We will have the usual announcement & update segment, with social time before and after the main events.  The snacks will be …

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Sep 23 2013

Pictures from the garden tour, September 21, 2013

A few pictures for those that couldn’t be there, or as a reminder for those that could.  It was a beautiful day and a great tour of four gardens.  Thanks to Dianna Talbot for organizing and running it, and to the hosts for showing us around their inspiring creations.   Click HERE for 12 pictures …

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Sep 19 2013

The second year’s crop comes in for the Seed Bank

Article by Vivien Adams Photos by Joyce McMenamon The Comox Valley Community Seed Bank members are harvesting the seeds of the second year of our operation.  Many of these seeds were taken from the first year’s harvest, and grown on this year.  We will accumulate records on the progress of these seed varieties, to monitor …

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Sep 16 2013

Northword article on picloram herbicide contamination in manure and compost

Here is a link to a Northword magazine article titled  “Mean Manure & Killer Compost: Grazon after-effects in the Bulkley Valley” Picloram is the active ingredient in the herbicide Picloram is the active ingredient in the herbicide http://northword.ca/features/environment/mean-manure-killer-compost-grazon-after-effects-in-the-bulkley-valley

Sep 16 2013

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Garden Tour – Sat, Sept 21

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) are hosting their 2013 Garden Tour Saturday, September 21, starting at 10:00 am.  Meeting  at Maple Park in Courtenay (18th and Grieve), the tour will visit one garden in Courtenay then three in Comox.  Car-pooling will be encouraged.  Each of these unique, inspiring gardens demonstrates the beauty of highly productive food gardening in the suburbs.  Two of these …

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Sep 03 2013

Thursday, September 5th: Mushroom Mania

The next CV Growers and Seed Savers meeting, Thursday Sept 5, will feature Mikel Vossen presenting on Mushrooms – Edible and Medicinal. Mikel says that mushrooms have always fascinated him: “Even more so in the last 3 years when I started looking into the health benefits of the medicinal mushrooms.” Mikel offers workshops in the …

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