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Member’s meeting September 2019

Our guest speaker for September is Joyce McMenamon. Joyce has been our “compost guru” for many years and loves to talk about compost. She has developed the Speedbin  composter   https://www.speedibin.com/ and gives presentations all over the island. She will bring a microscope and some compost so that we will be able to see for …

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Complete organic fertilizer – adapted for the West Coast.

Donna Blazar has adapted Steve Solomon’s recipe for complete organic fertilizer for use on the West Coast. DONNA BALZER’S 2019 Complete Organic Fertilizer– West Coast Soils Enough COF to cover 100 Square feet (10 square metres) 3 Litres high protein seed meal (percentage of protein will be on bag) 1 litre Fishbone meal (I now …

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AGM with Speaker Donna Balzar

Our upcoming meeting on June 6th will be our AMG and we have invited Donna Balzar to come and speak. The title of her talk is   Perfect Soils for Stress-Free Gardening Donna Balzer has two greenhouses and a big vegetable garden on her double lot in Qualicum Beach. She is an award-winning media personality …

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Meeting April 4th 2019

Time:  7 pm. Place: Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert, Courtenay. Directions.  To reach Creekside Commons from Courtenay, take Cumberland Road, turn left onto 20th Street, then the first right onto Lambert.  Follow to the end of Lambert. Parking:  There is limited parking in the Creekside complex so please park on Lambert if possible, it’s a short stroll to …

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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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November 1st 2018 Monthly meeting

This month the topic of discussion at our meeting will be “What vegetables are you harvesting from your garden this week and when did you plants them?” The second part of the question is “What part of the Comox valley do you live?” It would be of benefit to our members if we could give …

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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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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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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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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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