Category Archive: Monthly Meetings

May 23 2018

June 7th Monthly meeting and AGM

In June we have our AGM with the election of board members new and old. Bernice Takahashi, who has looked after membership most efficiently for many years, will be stepping down. Lynda Smith, who has been keeping our Facebook up to date, will also be leaving. Please contact us if you would like to serve …

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Apr 16 2018

May 3rd Meeting – 2018

Our speaker for this May meeting will be Kathy Dunster from Denman island. Kathys is a Faculty Member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, School of Horticulture Kathy Dunster, PhD Instructor of Urban Ecosystems Kathy Dunster has an undergraduate degree in Recreation Education (BRE) from UBC with a focus on outdoor leisure spaces – from playgrounds to provincial parks …

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Mar 26 2018

April 5th 2018 meeting – Fruit trees and getting your seeds started.

The membership meeting in April will have two speakers. Sylvain Alie, our chair, will talk about getting our seeds started and will answer your seedling related questions.          On his farm. Stella Raven, he and his wife Royann start 100’s of seedlings every year and have surely learnt the do’s and don’ts …

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Jan 16 2018

February 8th seed saver meeting 2018

Please note that this month the meeting will be on the second Thurday of the month due to room booking problems at Creekside. Also please note that we do not have a meeting in March because we have Seedy Saturday instead. In February our speaker will be Michael-Anthony. Michael-Anthony owns/operates Toadstools and Handtools Farm with …

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Dec 09 2017

January 2018 monthly meeting

January 4th at 7 pm at Creekside Commons. Our speakers will be Dianna Talbot and Lynda Smyth sharing with us the highlights of their weekend at the Seed Gathering on the mainland this past November. CVGSS sponsored these 2 members and also 3 local farmers, helping with travel costs and entry fees. For more information …

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Nov 20 2017

December 7th Monthly meeting Lucy speaks about potatoes

Our end of year potluck is the final celebration of a year of gardening and harvesting. The evening started with the potluck and was followed by a talk by  Lucie DesJarlais disclosed her secrets about how to grow and enjoy potatoes all the year round. Here is her handout about how to do it. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufMkVYQXNNRzNYbVFrME5jNlRqWW4tRVltbVBB/view?usp=sharing …

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Oct 28 2017

Monthly Meeting 2nd November 2017

Meeting regretfuly cancelled due to heavy snow and unplowed roads to Creekside.

Sep 10 2017

Monthly meeting October 5th 2017

Our monthly meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at Creekside commons, Lambeth Drive Courtenay, at 7.00 pm. This month we will start with a discussion from members on the pests, diseases and problems they have encoutered this year and their solutions. This will be followed by our guest speaker, Derrick Pawlowski …

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Aug 17 2017

September 2017 meeting

Our meeting  on the 7th September was well attended with our guest speaker Arzeena Hammir. Arzeena says, “The Cooperative Movement in Italy is one of the strongest in the world, based primarily in the Bologna region.” This past June, Arzeena Hamir was invited by VanCity Credit Union to join a tour of food and farming …

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May 21 2017

AGM 2017

CV Growers and Seed Savers held their AGM on June 1st  2017. A few people availed themselves of the offer to tour Creekside Commons before the meeting. The old board was re-elected and two new members, Lynda Smith and Peter Polson agreed to join the team. Our speaker at this meeting was Dan Jason. Dan  lives …

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