Category Archive: Newsletter

May 10 2015

Newsletter April 2015 front page.

Here is the front page of our April Newsletter. Sign up to become a member and you will receive the entire newsletter. newsletter2015-4-1frontpage

May 21 2013

Newsletter, May 21, 2013

In this newsletter: a preview of our Annual General Meeting a tour of Creekside Gardens a demo of the new winnower, our guest speaker, Connie Kuramoto. get help with seed saving from some experienced members be a winner at the Comox Valley Exhibition on the menu: slug control multi-purpose Moringa plants from Cuba May plant …

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Feb 21 2013

Newsletter, February 21, 2013

  This newsletter features a call to join the seed bank team, a more organized and rigorous way of ensuring we achieve our mandate:  to conserve and preserve our local plant diversity by encouraging and supporting public participation in growing heritage and non-hybrid food crops and other plants.

Jan 13 2013

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Dec 19 2012

Islolation Distances by Nick Guthrie

[important] From the February 2008 Newsletter [/important]   One part of our mandate in CVGSS is to exchange vegetable seeds which breed “true”, that is, will go from plant to seed to plant giving a reliable production of the same features for generations to come. Of course, in any oneseed envelope there will be small and …

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Dec 09 2012

Winter Gardening with Lucie Desjarlais

[important]From the 2008-02 Newsletter[/important] Winter gardening is both a passion and a challenge. It is also part of the future of food for us in the Comox Valley as we shift to local sustainably grown crops. Nothing, nothing can compare to picking greens from the garden minutes before being eating the raw salad. Not only …

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Dec 09 2012

Featured Edible: Wild Winter Greens – Chickweed

[important]From the 2008-02 Newsletter[/important] Chickweed (Stellaria media) Is a crunchy member of the pink family that thrives during our mild coastal winters. One tiny plant can produce 20,000 seeds, but if this weed is hard to beat, at least it’s good to eat. HABITAT: Look for chickweed in lawns and garden beds that have been abandoned …

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Dec 04 2012

Gardens of Destiny with Dan Jason

[important]From the CVGSS Newsletter, February 2008[/important] The good news is that we can focus on the good news. The knowledge of how to grow sustainably already  exists. It can be tapped into and enhanced in myriad ways. Around the world people are feeling and thinking that it is time to create the world we want rather than to …

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Dec 04 2012

Fruit Tree TLC

[important]From the 2008-02 Newsletter[/important] Want beautiful fruit this fall? Half the battle is won before budbreak in the spring. Mulch trees with kelp, and keep a well around the base of the tree empty to prevent rot. Don’t over fertilize with nitrogen or you’ll get lots of growth and less fruit. Spray dormant oil on a sunny day with no wind when fair weather is forecast for …

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Dec 04 2012

Archived newsletters

Here are some links to the newsletters we have in the website’s library.  They are in .pdf form.  Please note:  this post is being updated from time to time.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, send us a comment! – Thanks CVGSS Newsletter 2008-02.pdf CVGSS Newsletter 2008-05.pdf CVGSS Newsletter 2008-08.pdf CVGSS Newsletter …

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