Category: Events

Bursary offered for Organic Seed Production course.

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers 2019 Organic Seed Production Bursary Offer expanded to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands CVGSS is offering a full scholarship for Vancouver Island and Gulf Island farmers to take Canadian Organic Growers 2019 intermediate online Organic Seed Production course and practicum. This in depth course covers commercial production, harvesting, marketing, …

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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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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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Summer with the seed savers

Over the summer we do not have our regular meetings but last year we introduced informal garden visits. This proved to be a great time to visit, exchange tips and ideas and to talk gardening. If anyone would like to be on the list opening their garden to visits from fellow members, please contact us. …

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About Chanchal Cabrera

Chanchal will be our main speaker at our 2015 AGM on 5th June. CHANCHAL CABRERA MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG Biography Chanchal has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage …

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CVGSS 2015 AGM 4th June

On June 4th, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting and AGM. Following the AGM, join medical herbalist Chanchal Cabrera who will present on the Royal Botanical Garden’s “Millenium Seed Bank”, the world’s largest repository of seeds.   The 2015 Comox Valley squash winner and future candidates …

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Denman Island Home and Garden Tour.

This much-loved fundraising event maybe of interest to some of us – a chance to see some of those hidden island gardens. Tickets are now on sale for the Denman Island Home & Garden Tour, June 13 – 14, with an early-bird rate of $18 available only until May 15. Purchase tickets on-line at www.denman-conservancy.org/home-and-garden-tour/ or to arrange alternate payment call 250-335-2148 or …

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Cowichan Garden Fair this Saturday

Cowichan Garden Fair is this Saturday, May 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cowichan Exhibition Hall. Click the following link to read all about it. cowichan fair

Forager Foundation Fundraiser

The Forager Foundation is planning a sale of seeds of Native Plants. It is a web-based fundraiser, so people would purchase the seeds from their website and then they would send the seeds by mail. http://www.foragerfoundation.org/fundraisers Here is the link to find out more about what they do and the plants they have seeds for, …

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Seedy Saturday: Preparing for Climate Change in your garden

Preparing for Climate Change on March 7th at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay, offers something for everyone interested in gardening, growing food, saving seeds, building soil and having fun.  This event is the primary fundraiser for the Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers, allowing them to offer information and education all year round and …

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