Category Archive: News and Events

All news and events related to the organisation.

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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Nov 19 2012

Our Gallery

Find the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers gallery below.  Please wait for it to load…   To view other relevant images, please click on the face below

Nov 18 2012

Introduction to Home Scale Permaculture – Sunday, Nov 25th, 1-4pm

Elaine Codling is a Permaculture Design Consultant and teacher with training in Canada and Australia. She has been gardening organically for nearly 30 years. Elaine has a life long interest in self sufficiency, food security, community development and restoration of natural systems. “Permaculture design can reduce resource dependence; cut utility bills; increase productivity in the …

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Nov 10 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Seed Packing Bee – Monday, Nov 12

Join the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers for our Seed Packing Bee! [important] Date: Monday, November 12 Time: 2 – 4 pm Place: 967 – 4th Street, near downtown Courtenay. [/important] Call Vivien Adams to register, at 338-8341, as this popular event fills up fast. If you have seeds but can’t attend, call to …

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Nov 10 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Monthly Meeting – Dec 6 @ 6 pm

Join us for the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Monthly Meeting and Seasonal Holiday Potluck [important] Date: Thursday, December 6 Time: 6 p.m. Venue: Creekside Commons – 2202 Lambert Road [/important] Please note we are starting early, 6 p.m., for the potluck! Bring a dish to share, with ingredients labelled, a mug, and slippers. Also, Ellen Rainwalker …

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Nov 06 2012

Beautiful Greens by Dianne Goodacre

Due to popular demand we have posted the image we are using as the background for our website below…   Title: Beautiful Greens Photo taken by Dianne Goodacre.    

Nov 06 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Monthly Meetings

[important] Monthly Meetings are scheduled for every first Thursday of the month. Time: Starting at 7 pm, and held at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert, Courtenay. [notice]New directions!  To reach Creekside Commons from Courtenay, take Cumberland Road, turn left onto 20th Street, then the first right onto Lambert.  Follow to the end of Lambert and park on the …

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Oct 17 2009

Monsanto Expose

Review of the documentary “The World According to Monsanto: From dioxin to genetically modified crops. A multinational with your best interests at heart.” A film by Marie-Monique Robin. This film is a hard hitting look at Monsanto’s history and origins in the chemical industry through its transformation into a biotech agricultural company and, particularly relevant for …

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Oct 16 2009

Principles of Free Seeds

In analogy with Richard M. Stallman’s principles of Free Software I am proposing the principles of Free Seeds: 1. Freedom to grow the seeds for any purpose. 2. Freedom to do research using the seeds. 3. Freedom to save seeds and redistribute them. 4. Freedom to breed new strains or otherwise modify the seeds and release them …

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