Category: Events

CVGSS Monthly Meeting Feb 7th @ 7 p.m.

Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers Help Gardeners Get A Jump On the Season Although spring is still a few months away, gardeners are already getting a jump on the season by starting seeds indoors. The Comox Valley growers and Seed Savers will be hosting a talk on “Seed Starting 101” on Thursday, February 7th …

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Council of Canadians Community Action Award 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) has been presented with the 2012 Community Action Award.   This annual award from the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians is presented to a community organization that promotes social, economic or environmental justice.   In the past, Council of Canadians has given the Community Action …

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Lettuce Grow! – Upcoming Workshops

New Workshops for Winter 2013! Learn about food, gardening and farming at North Island College, Campbell River location. There is limited space for each workshop and some SOLD OUT last term, so register soon to ensure your seat at www.nic.bc.ca/continuingeducation. Farming for Profit GENI-7930 Sat, Jan. 12, 10 am-4 pm $55 Join local experts Gary Rolston …

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BC Seeds Gathering 2012 Videos

Click on the pictures below to navigate to the videos on YouTube. BC Seeds Gathering 2012: Harold Steves on alfalfa BC Seeds Gathering 2012 – Don Tipping BC Seeds Gathering – Opening Session – PART 1 BC Seeds Gathering – Opening Session – PART 2

CVGSS Monthly Meeting Jan 3rd @ 7 p.m.

This month’s presentation will be given by two of our own board members, John Blyth and Alan Goodacre, supplemented with notes from Moss Dance.  The topic is [important]Monthly Meeting Jan 3rd @ 7 p.m. BC Seeds Gathering 2012[/important] John, Alan and Moss have prepared a powerpoint presentation which highlights their experiences at the BC Seeds …

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Come to our next Seed Packing Bee – Dec 4th

a dry pod of pea seed ready to harvest

Join the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers for our next Seed Packing Bee! [important] Date: Tuesday, December 4th Time: 7 – 9 pm Place: 4745 Headquarters Road, near the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds [/important] Call 250-465-8131 to sign up for this popular and fun seedy event. Bring seeds if you have, but we will …

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A new era for BC farmers

The BC Seeds Gathering 2012 was a great hit.  There are some new YouTube videos out, including this one with  Harold Steves, or raising livestock on BC grassland and alfalfa.  What caught my attention in particular was the mention of crop rotation which applies to all farming.

Discussion: Organic, Certified, or Maybe?

What’s in a name? Plenty, as Romeo and Juliet found out.  In our case it isn’t so much the rose we are concerned about, but apples, carrots, lettuce etc. The question up for discussion is: what are the rules about labelling organic food? How do we know what we are buying has been grown according …

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Our Gallery

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Introduction to Home Scale Permaculture – Sunday, Nov 25th, 1-4pm

Elaine Codling is a Permaculture Design Consultant and teacher with training in Canada and Australia. She has been gardening organically for nearly 30 years. Elaine has a life long interest in self sufficiency, food security, community development and restoration of natural systems. “Permaculture design can reduce resource dependence; cut utility bills; increase productivity in the …

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