Jenny Gohl

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Frank Morton article on plant breeding

“There is a connection between the genetics of the plant and what’s happening in the environment… The environment can remove methyls from the ends of those genes. What was off can now be on.” This “hidden plasticity” of plants explains why flowering plants have been so willing to cooperate with everything in nature. “When flowering …

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August and October newsletter front pages.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufenhROEVRamRoUXpkRGt6MVJ5cVpHYmozdTBN/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufanpzbUI2SmlvYTlqQlJSZ2l4d21CeFNNTWhZ/view?usp=sharing To see the front page of the newsletter for August 2014 or October press one of the above links. To see the entire newsletter become a member of the Seed Savers. If you are a member and have not received an email with the Newsletter please contact us.

Storing seeds

At the September 2014 Seed Savers meeting, Ellen Rainwalker gave a presentation on cleaning, drying and storing seeds To see the powerpoint of this talk go to this link. or press HERE. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufOWRWdkhYa2k4anRMNVYyYWtTV21NZno1ZzJF/edit    

Winnower – dates when available

With the first rains, we are aware of the need to get our seeds ready for next year.  One of the benefits of CVGSS membership is free use of our Winnower. We have two sessions planned.  Tues, 15th September 4 -6 pm and Saturday 24th September from 3 pm on. Please email us at cvseedsavers@gmail.com if you would …

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October meeting – special celebratory event.

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Hosts Celebratory Event On October 2 at 7:00 P.M., the CVGSS will celebrate 15 years of promoting the conservation and preservation of our local plant diversity by encouraging and supporting public participation in growing and saving heritage and non-hybrid food crops.  A short business meeting will be followed by …

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Presentation = How to maintain genetic diversity.

Sylvain Alie gave a presentation at the Seedsavers September meeting on How to maintain genetic diversity.  Click HERE or on the link below to open a pdf file of this presentaion. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufRHFYbzFIRGRIeVJFdzd5cGFCQ0tSNFBBOVNJ/edit?usp=sharing Also at the meeting Ellen R gave a presentation on seed saving – How to clean and store your seeds  and Jenny G spoke on …

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Garden tour 2014

Sunday 21st September we visited three farms. First was the Birds and the Beans where Natasha and Foster showed us around   Next we met with Heather and Simon at Good Earth Farm   And our third farm was Amara Farm with Arzena hosting a tour and lunch. Each farm had a labour saving tool. The …

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Local farmers saving local seeds – farm tour

  Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Garden Tour- Sunday, September 21 – Local Farmers Saving Local Seeds The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) are hosting their 2014 Garden Tour on Sunday, September 21. Meet at 1821 Anderton Road, Comox (by the Natural Pastures sign); the tour begins at 10:00 am. Our theme …

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How to maintain genetic diversity in our gardening crops.

This was the subject of the talk given by Sylvain Alie at our September 2014 Seed Savers meeting. Why is genetic diversity important? – Its mother nature’s way of helping us find the best varieties to deal with climate change, plant pathogens and nutrition. The minimum to maintain genetic diversity would be 1000 Seeds from 20 plants and …

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Food forest workshop

Some of you may be interested in going to this interesting workshop in Duncan.