Category: Monthly Meetings

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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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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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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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.

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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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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