Category Archive: Monthly Meetings

May 25 2015

CVGSS 2015 AGM 4th June

On June 4th, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting and AGM. Following the AGM, join medical herbalist Chanchal Cabrera who will present on the Royal Botanical Garden’s “Millenium Seed Bank”, the world’s largest repository of seeds.   The 2015 Comox Valley squash winner and future candidates …

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Apr 21 2015

May 7th Monthly meeting

On May 7th, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting. Garden visits will be discussed.  Hosts will be asked to sign up. An update on the All Comox Valley Winners and seed massing program will be given.  Tomato plants, Vulcan lettuce plants and bean seeds will be distributed …

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Apr 03 2015

Complete Organic Fertilizer

Complete organic fertilizer    By popular demand here is the recipe for the Complete Organic Fertilizer and also the enhanced version.

Mar 20 2015

April 2nd seed savers meeting – Beans and gardening advice.

All about gardening – come and ask our experts. Seed Savers’ Fabulous Beans and Gardening Advice On April 2, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting. In line with their ongoing quest to find varieties that can be considered to be “All Comox Valley Winners” or outstanding …

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Feb 13 2015

Kale and lettuce presentation.

pdf kale and lettuce  Click here for full presentation. At the February 2015 Seed Saver meeting Terry and Jenny talked about lettuce and kale, with a focus on Vulcan lettuce and Improved Siberian Kale.

Jan 02 2015

Seed Saver meeting January 8th

For our first meeting of 2015 Royann Petrell will talk about squash and our search for the “All Comox Valley” squash. Sylvain Alie will then lead a discussion on seed catalogues and members are invited to share their experiences with the various seed companies and bring along the catalogues they use. Sue Moen will give us …

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Nov 02 2014

November seed savers meeting

Seed Savers discuss Garlic and Compost -Thur Nov 6 Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) is hosting a wide ranging discussion for important fall gardening activities, Thur Nov 6, at Creekside Commons, starting at 7 pm. Directors Susan Holvenstot and Dianna Talbot will share their experiences with Starting an Urban Garden, and Building Fall …

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Sep 23 2014

October meeting – special celebratory event.

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Hosts Celebratory Event On October 2 at 7:00 P.M., the CVGSS will celebrate 15 years of promoting the conservation and preservation of our local plant diversity by encouraging and supporting public participation in growing and saving heritage and non-hybrid food crops.  A short business meeting will be followed by …

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Sep 23 2014

Presentation = How to maintain genetic diversity.

Sylvain Alie gave a presentation at the Seedsavers September meeting on How to maintain genetic diversity.  Click HERE or on the link below to open a pdf file of this presentaion. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rfPRezZsufRHFYbzFIRGRIeVJFdzd5cGFCQ0tSNFBBOVNJ/edit?usp=sharing Also at the meeting Ellen R gave a presentation on seed saving – How to clean and store your seeds  and Jenny G spoke on …

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Sep 05 2014

How to maintain genetic diversity in our gardening crops.

This was the subject of the talk given by Sylvain Alie at our September 2014 Seed Savers meeting. Why is genetic diversity important? – Its mother nature’s way of helping us find the best varieties to deal with climate change, plant pathogens and nutrition. The minimum to maintain genetic diversity would be 1000 Seeds from 20 plants and …

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