Category: Events

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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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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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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New website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security

Here is the new website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security – http://www.seedsecurity.ca/en/. This program is delivered by USC Canada (http://www.usc-canada.org/), in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada (http://www.seeds.ca/) and through the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (http://www.westonfoundation.org/). It was one of the main topics of the “BC Seeds Gathering” …

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Fertile Ground – Seeds of Assam project

  Peggy Carswell of Fertile Ground attended the July 8, 2013 board meeting of CVGSS.  Peggy described a Fertile Ground  project in Assam and encouraged more east-west awareness between people concerned with traditional seed and farming.  One way to help is with internet linking like this:  Click on the website headers below to learn more …

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How to Build Healthy Soil – A presentation by Connie Kuramoto

Below is a link to the presentation given by Connie Kuramoto at the Seed Savers meeting, June 6, 2013. One highlight was the down-to-earth explanation of how organic fertilizers invigorate the soil, while synthetic fertilizers deplete soil fertility. It’s a good one. Enjoy! [important]Link to How to Build Healthy Soil[/important]

Seedy Saturday Video by Dan Peruzzo

We are pleased to present a video by Dan Peruzzo of DSee Video Productions, documenting our very own Seedy Saturday 2013. Vendors and volunteers gave their views on seed saving and related topics. Click here to see it on Dan’s website, www.dsee.ca.  

Thursday, June 6th: CVGSS Annual General Meeting

Connie

Come learn how to create the healthiest soil ever with Connie Kuramoto, long time Horticultural Instructor. Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers is featuring Kuramoto as the guest speaker at their AGM, on Thurs, June 6, at Creekside Commons in Courtenay. The evening will also include a look at the new seed winnower, and a …

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CVGSS Monthly Meeting April 4th @ 7 p.m.

Several children reach into a plastic bin for composting with vermiculture

What has no eyes and no lungs, but is one of our waste diversion heroes? The Red Wiggler worm!  Learn all that wonderful wiggly worms can do to reduce organic waste and turn it into rich soil. Presented by Master Composter Patty Rose, CSWM Compost Education Centre Coordinator. As always, light refreshments will also be …

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2013 Seedy Saturday Speaker Program

Helen Rainwalker

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers are excited to present:   The Comox Valley Community Seed Bank is now in its second year. Join long-time seed savers Vivien Adams and Ellen Rainwalker to hear about out what the Seed Bank is doing, why it’s important for food security, and how you can get involved.. 10:30 @ Muir Gallery Chanchal Cabrera: Grow …

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