Category Archive: News and Events

All news and events related to the organisation.

Mar 10 2013

CVGSS Monthly Meeting April 4th @ 7 p.m.

What has no eyes and no lungs, but is one of our waste diversion heroes? The Red Wiggler worm!  Learn all that wonderful wiggly worms can do to reduce organic waste and turn it into rich soil. Presented by Master Composter Patty Rose, CSWM Compost Education Centre Coordinator. As always, light refreshments will also be …

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Feb 19 2013

2013 Seedy Saturday Speaker Program

The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers are excited to present:   The Comox Valley Community Seed Bank is now in its second year. Join long-time seed savers Vivien Adams and Ellen Rainwalker to hear about out what the Seed Bank is doing, why it’s important for food security, and how you can get involved.. 10:30 @ Muir Gallery Chanchal Cabrera: Grow …

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Feb 06 2013

CVGSS Monthly Meeting Feb 7th @ 7 p.m.

Moss proudly holding some greens

Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers Help Gardeners Get A Jump On the Season Although spring is still a few months away, gardeners are already getting a jump on the season by starting seeds indoors. The Comox Valley growers and Seed Savers will be hosting a talk on “Seed Starting 101” on Thursday, February 7th …

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Jan 16 2013

Council of Canadians Community Action Award 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) has been presented with the 2012 Community Action Award.   This annual award from the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians is presented to a community organization that promotes social, economic or environmental justice.   In the past, Council of Canadians has given the Community Action …

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Jan 05 2013

Lettuce Grow! – Upcoming Workshops

New Workshops for Winter 2013! Learn about food, gardening and farming at North Island College, Campbell River location. There is limited space for each workshop and some SOLD OUT last term, so register soon to ensure your seat at www.nic.bc.ca/continuingeducation. Farming for Profit GENI-7930 Sat, Jan. 12, 10 am-4 pm $55 Join local experts Gary Rolston …

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Jan 03 2013

BC Seeds Gathering 2012 Videos

Click on the pictures below to navigate to the videos on YouTube. BC Seeds Gathering 2012: Harold Steves on alfalfa BC Seeds Gathering 2012 – Don Tipping BC Seeds Gathering – Opening Session – PART 1 BC Seeds Gathering – Opening Session – PART 2

Dec 29 2012

CVGSS Monthly Meeting Jan 3rd @ 7 p.m.

This month’s presentation will be given by two of our own board members, John Blyth and Alan Goodacre, supplemented with notes from Moss Dance.  The topic is [important]Monthly Meeting Jan 3rd @ 7 p.m. BC Seeds Gathering 2012[/important] John, Alan and Moss have prepared a powerpoint presentation which highlights their experiences at the BC Seeds …

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Nov 21 2012

Come to our next Seed Packing Bee – Dec 4th

Join the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers for our next Seed Packing Bee! [important] Date: Tuesday, December 4th Time: 7 – 9 pm Place: 4745 Headquarters Road, near the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds [/important] Call 250-465-8131 to sign up for this popular and fun seedy event. Bring seeds if you have, but we will …

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Nov 21 2012

A new era for BC farmers

The BC Seeds Gathering 2012 was a great hit.  There are some new YouTube videos out, including this one with  Harold Steves, or raising livestock on BC grassland and alfalfa.  What caught my attention in particular was the mention of crop rotation which applies to all farming.

Nov 20 2012

Discussion: Organic, Certified, or Maybe?

What’s in a name? Plenty, as Romeo and Juliet found out.  In our case it isn’t so much the rose we are concerned about, but apples, carrots, lettuce etc. The question up for discussion is: what are the rules about labelling organic food? How do we know what we are buying has been grown according …

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