Category Archive: Monthly Meetings

Sep 02 2016

September meeting 2016 – Preserving the Harvest

On Thursday September 8th 2016 at 7pm the CVGSS are hosting Lynda Smith of “Lawn to Food” Lynda will present “Preserving the Harvest” which will showcase different methods to can, dry, freeze and other preservation ideas for the bounty of your garden. Checkout our web site WWW.CVGSS.ORG for more information about us. The meeting is …

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Jun 09 2016

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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Jun 01 2016

June 2nd meeting and AGM 2016

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers AGM On Thursday June 2nd 2016 at 7pm the CVGSS had their annual AGM. The meeting also hosted Arzeena Hamir talking about the status of open pollinated seed production in North America. Check out our web site WWW.CVGSS.ORG for more information about us. Our meetings are held at Creekside Commons, 2202 …

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May 04 2016

May 5th Monthly Meeting

Our main speaker this month was Tyler Johns a horticulturist who talked about the various pests and predators that we have in our gardens. He explained how we need to provide a suitable habitat for the various insects that help control the pests. We can build insect hotels. here is a link for ideas….insect hotels    This …

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Mar 30 2016

April 7th monthly meeting

For our April meeting our speaker will be Jill Hatfield, the local BC Government Agrologist. Our theme for the snacks will be dips made from our winter veggies. The meeting will begin at 7pm and is held at Creekside Commons,Lambert drive, Courtenay. New and renewing members may come a little bit earlier to pay and …

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Dec 04 2015

Seed savers favourite books.

At our December 2015 meeting seed savers presented the highlights from their favourite books. Here is the list; Happy reading! The owner’s name has been added in case you want to beg them to borrow the book.

Dec 03 2015

Monthly meeting Dec 3rd 2016

This December meeting is always our annual end of the year holiday potluck. We started a little after 6 with a table full of amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes. There was a fresh green salad – all the greens straight from the winter garden, quiche, cabbage, butternut squash with toated nuts, soup, stew, potato gratin, …

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Oct 24 2015

monthly meeting November 5th 2015

This month the topic for our meeting this month is ” Greenhouse Growing” Members Nick, Barbara and Larry will talk about their greenhouse experiences and then we will open the meeting to all present to share their greenhouse stories. We will learn about the ups and downs of growing plants in greenhouses, the problems and their solutions and …

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Sep 30 2015

meeting 1st october

Our October meeting is just a week away and we are pleased to have two presenters this month. Neil Hamir of Amara Farm will give a short refresher on garlic production. Mike Miard, Manager of Van Isle Water Services will give a presentation on rainwater harvesting systems.  He will focus on the technology and design …

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Aug 31 2015

Meeting September 3rd

Thursday September 3rd is our first meeting of the fall. Our presentation this month will focus on Winter Gardening with our host Lucie Desjarlais sharing her 15 year experience growing winter gardens in the Comox Valley.  Lucie  owns Stotan Falls Farm with partner Ian and sons Simon & Robin. Vegetable seeds and seed garlic are the …

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