Category: Growing

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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Meeting February 7th

Our guest speaker for the February meeting was Arzeena Hamir. here are the  meeting notes prepared b y Valerie Bernier. GUEST SPEAKER: ARZEENA HAMIR   -trained agrologist and owner of  Amara Farm a local Certified Organic farm -Has been growing in the valley for 6+ years -Was staff agrologist for Territorial seeds Canada which became …

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Seed Saving

Link to excellent article by Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds.

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. …

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Selecting and getting those seeds started.

From presentation by Arzeena Hamir. Seed Catalogs – what to look for – The seed catalog companies do not grow their own seeds. They have their growers in many different places. This means that if you buy from a local company this does not mean that your seeds will be local. For this you need …

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