Category: Monthly Meetings

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.

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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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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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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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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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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Seed savers monthly meeting September 4th.

Comox valley Growers and Seed savers presentation – Thursday September 4th. Topic; How to take care of our precious seeds.   Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) is featuring a presentation on harvesting and saving seeds on Thursday, September 4. The meeting will be in the Common House of Creekside Commons Co-Housing. Come at …

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The Birds and the Beans

  Natasha Tymo and Foster Richardson from the Birds and the Beans spoke at our 2014 AGM about growing staple crops. You may have seen them at their veggie stall at the Saturday Farmers Market.   Together with two other young people they are farming organic food crops with the idea of producing high protein …

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Seed Savers Host Young Farmers – Growing Grains – Thur, June 5

What do UBC Agriculture graduates do for fun and employment?, we asked Foster Richardson, Natasha Tymo, Kelsey Knoll and Jay Baker-French. Speaking at the CV Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) AGM on Thur, June 5, these four young people explained that they were not looking for secure government research positions or to work for the …

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Annual General Meeting June 5, 2014

The CVGSS Logo, stylized hand holding a plant, blue flower with yellow centre, also looks like sun in the sky

  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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