Category Archive: News and Events

All news and events related to the organisation.

Feb 17 2014

2014 Seedy Saturday Volunteer Orientation – Tuesday, Feb 18 – 7-9pm @ LUSH Valley

Hello to all new and returning Seedy Saturday Volunteers, Please note that there will be a 2014 volunteer orientation held at LUSH Valley 1126 Piercy Ave Courtenay on Tuesday February 18th from 7 – 9 pm for new or returning volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there.   [important]Click here to view more information about 2014 Seedy Saturday[/important]

Feb 17 2014

Harold Steves: How Richmond Became a GE-Free Zone – Friday – Lower Native Sons Hall – 7-9pm

Bio: The Steves family is one of Richmond’s first founding families, after which the community of Steveston is named. Manoah and Martha Steves were the first settlers in the area, arriving in 1877. They imported the first purebred Holstein cattle into BC, established a dairy to provide milk for the fledgling City of Vancouver and were Western Canada’s first seedsmen. Born …

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Feb 17 2014

Dirk Becker: Be Newly Inspired to Grow More Food Than Ever Before! – Rotary Hall – Saturday, 1 March, 1:45 – 3 pm

Bio: Dirk and Nicole are well known for their urban farming battle to grow food in Lantzville and for creating the successful Bowen Road Farmers’ Market in Nanaimo. They also published Synergy Magazine for 10 years and hosted a radio program – both of which were dedicated to living more consciously. They turned what was essentially …

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Feb 16 2014

2014 Seedy Saturday Vendor List

Below is a list of vendors you will find at the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers’ 2013 Seedy Saturday event:   Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society Bertrand Girard Bloomfield Flats Custom Cedar Furniture Brother Nature Organic Seeds Comox Valley BeeKeepers Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers Comox Valley Horticultural Society Comox Valley Organics Collective Comox …

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Jan 14 2014

Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19

Come and join us for a Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19 from 1-4 pm  – but don’t feel that you have to be there for the full 3 hours. Barbara Toombs has graciously offered us her home at 4745 headquarters Road, Courtenay.  This is on the left on Headquarters after the Seniors’ Village and …

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Dec 04 2013

Another seed cleaning session December 4

Everyone is welcome to a seed cleaning get-together Wednesday December 4, 4pm  to 6pm, at Lush Valley Food Action Society.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave   As last time we will have the CVGSS winnower and the small electric-powered thresher.     These photos are from the October 30 session.       …

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Nov 07 2013

Cross-Canada speaking tour on GE foods

Thierry Vrain accepts $500 donation from Sam Austin and Susan Holvenstot of CVGSS.  This is in support of the major speaking tour Thierry is participating in, starting with a kick-off event in Courtenay November 14.  Click here for more info on the Nov 14 event. Titled “Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health”, the BC/Alberta leg …

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Nov 07 2013

Forum – Your Health and Genetically Modified Foods – Nov 14

GE Watch Comox Valley is staging a forum on GE foods at Filberg Center November 14, 7pm.  It is the kick-off event for a cross-Canada speaking tour with Thierry Vrain of Innisfree Farm.  Click here for more info on the tour.     Click on the poster for a better view of all the details.

Nov 06 2013

Donation to Fertile Ground Seeds of Assam project

Sam Austin and John Blyth of CVGSS present $500 cheque to Peggy Carswell of Fertile Ground in support of the “Seeds of Assam” project.             Click the picture below to see the earlier post on this project.

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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