Category Archive: Education

Apr 03 2015

Complete Organic Fertilizer

Complete organic fertilizer    By popular demand here is the recipe for the Complete Organic Fertilizer and also the enhanced version.

Mar 20 2015

April 2nd seed savers meeting – Beans and gardening advice.

All about gardening – come and ask our experts. Seed Savers’ Fabulous Beans and Gardening Advice On April 2, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting. In line with their ongoing quest to find varieties that can be considered to be “All Comox Valley Winners” or outstanding …

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Feb 13 2015

Kale and lettuce presentation.

pdf kale and lettuce  Click here for full presentation. At the February 2015 Seed Saver meeting Terry and Jenny talked about lettuce and kale, with a focus on Vulcan lettuce and Improved Siberian Kale.

Nov 02 2014

November seed savers meeting

Seed Savers discuss Garlic and Compost -Thur Nov 6 Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) is hosting a wide ranging discussion for important fall gardening activities, Thur Nov 6, at Creekside Commons, starting at 7 pm. Directors Susan Holvenstot and Dianna Talbot will share their experiences with Starting an Urban Garden, and Building Fall …

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Oct 06 2014

new book on Seed Libraries

Here is  a write up about a new book on Seed Libraries. Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People by Cindy Conner Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest …

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Oct 04 2014

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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Sep 23 2014

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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Sep 23 2014

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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Sep 05 2014

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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Sep 04 2014

Food forest workshop

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

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