Category Archive: News and Events

All news and events related to the organisation.

Oct 30 2013

Seed cleaning session at Lush Valley Oct 30, 2013

Every one welcome to get seeds cleaned with the CVGSS winnower, 4 to 6pm Oct 30.  If you miss this one there will be more.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave

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 23 2013

Pictures from the garden tour, September 21, 2013

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A few pictures for those that couldn’t be there, or as a reminder for those that could.  It was a beautiful day and a great tour of four gardens.  Thanks to Dianna Talbot for organizing and running it, and to the hosts for showing us around their inspiring creations.   Click HERE for 12 pictures …

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Sep 16 2013

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Garden Tour – Sat, Sept 21

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Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) are hosting their 2013 Garden Tour Saturday, September 21, starting at 10:00 am.  Meeting  at Maple Park in Courtenay (18th and Grieve), the tour will visit one garden in Courtenay then three in Comox.  Car-pooling will be encouraged.  Each of these unique, inspiring gardens demonstrates the beauty of highly productive food gardening in the suburbs.  Two of these …

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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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Sep 01 2013

New website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security

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Here is the new website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security – http://www.seedsecurity.ca/en/. This program is delivered by USC Canada (http://www.usc-canada.org/), in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada (http://www.seeds.ca/) and through the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (http://www.westonfoundation.org/). It was one of the main topics of the “BC Seeds Gathering” …

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Aug 06 2013

Fertile Ground – Seeds of Assam project

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  Peggy Carswell of Fertile Ground attended the July 8, 2013 board meeting of CVGSS.  Peggy described a Fertile Ground  project in Assam and encouraged more east-west awareness between people concerned with traditional seed and farming.  One way to help is with internet linking like this:  Click on the website headers below to learn more …

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Jul 19 2013

How to Build Healthy Soil – A presentation by Connie Kuramoto

Below is a link to the presentation given by Connie Kuramoto at the Seed Savers meeting, June 6, 2013. One highlight was the down-to-earth explanation of how organic fertilizers invigorate the soil, while synthetic fertilizers deplete soil fertility. It’s a good one. Enjoy! [important]Link to How to Build Healthy Soil[/important]

Jun 04 2013

Seedy Saturday Video by Dan Peruzzo

We are pleased to present a video by Dan Peruzzo of DSee Video Productions, documenting our very own Seedy Saturday 2013. Vendors and volunteers gave their views on seed saving and related topics. Click here to see it on Dan’s website, www.dsee.ca.  

May 17 2013

Thursday, June 6th: CVGSS Annual General Meeting

Come learn how to create the healthiest soil ever with Connie Kuramoto, long time Horticultural Instructor. Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers is featuring Kuramoto as the guest speaker at their AGM, on Thurs, June 6, at Creekside Commons in Courtenay. The evening will also include a look at the new seed winnower, and a …

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