Category Archive: Monthly Meetings

May 06 2014

Annual General Meeting June 5, 2014

  On June 5th the CVGSS  held its AGM at Creekside Commons. At 6.30 there was a tour of the Creekside community garden and the meeting started at 7:00pm. A new Board was elected. Returned were Susan Holvenstot, John Blyth, Dianna Talbot and Leona Wall. The new directors are Jenny Gohl, Bernice Takahashi, Rowann Petrell …

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May 02 2014

Monthly meeting May 1st 2014

Speaker: Lynda SmithLynda’s presentation “Changing Lawns to Food Production ” touched on many topics such as : What are the benefits of changing my lawn to food? How do I get started? When is the best time to start changing lawn to food? What is the best location? “If we have land available, the majority …

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Mar 31 2014

Monthly meeting – April 3

The meeting will be a showing of Dan Jason’s film “Gardens of Destiny” about his Seed Sanctuary on Salt Spring, filmed there (see info below and click to see it at  A number of issues are raised in the film that could be discussed.  Ellen Rainwalker will lead the discussion afterwards. See the usual …

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Feb 18 2014

No montly meeting in March

Due to our biggest annual event, Seedy Saturday, there will be no monthly meeting in March.  Check back here for the April meeting.

Feb 04 2014

Nancy Hofer is guest speaker at Feb 6 Monthly Meeting

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers invites all interested gardeners and environmentalists to its upcoming monthly meeting on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm. The meeting will take place in the Common Room at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Drive.   This month’s talk will be focused around Transition Towns and a newly-emerging project on Community …

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Jan 01 2014

First monthly meeting of the new year January 09

When: Thursday, January 9th, 7 pm Where:  Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm. What: The new film “Seeds of Sovereignty” by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network The film is  a story of hope, revival and commitment. A journey to restore seed and food sovereignty in Africa. A guide to anyone …

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Nov 21 2013

Thursday Dec 5 is a Seasonal Potluck

The Monthly Meeting on Thursday Dec 5  is a Seasonal Potluck, starting at 6 pm rather than the usual 7pm start time. Bring your favorite dish, hopefully labeled with ingredients so people with allergies know. We don’t have a main speaker scheduled, but thought we could have volunteers offer short 5 min “Gardening Advise” on …

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Oct 30 2013

Seeds Savers hosts Community Gardener Dianne MacLean – Thurs, Nov 7 2013

CV Growers and Seed Savers is hosting Dianne MacLean (Bear Dreamer), as their speaker on Thurs, Nov 7 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm.  She is currently employed by Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness (D2D), as a coordinator of their Community Garden, and will be speaking about the history and future …

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Sep 24 2013

Thursday, October 3rd: Intro to Permaculture

Elaine Codling will give a presentation called “Intro to Permaculture” at the next monthly meeting October 3.  Also Nick Guthrie will give a 10 minute talk on some effective tools and their use.  We will have the usual announcement & update segment, with social time before and after the main events.  The snacks will be …

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Sep 03 2013

Thursday, September 5th: Mushroom Mania

The next CV Growers and Seed Savers meeting, Thursday Sept 5, will feature Mikel Vossen presenting on Mushrooms – Edible and Medicinal. Mikel says that mushrooms have always fascinated him: “Even more so in the last 3 years when I started looking into the health benefits of the medicinal mushrooms.” Mikel offers workshops in the …

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