Category Archive: Resources

All post relating to the resources and assets of the organisation.

Jan 14 2014

Seed cleaning session Sunday February 2, at Amara Farm

The next seed cleaning session will be Sunday February 2, 1 to 4 pm at Amara Farm.  The winnower and the thresher will be in the greenhouse nearest the gate at 2641 Kirby Road.   The equipment will be moved to Amara farm from Lush Valley where it has been.  This will be a more …

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Jan 14 2014

Seed Bank meeting January 26

Hello Seed Bankers Several members have requested an opportunity to clarify our purpose in having a Community Seed Bank, and what options we have for future directions. In addition to this ‘big picture’ discussion, there are also some logistical issues to go over.  these include: –  Should we freeze a portion of our harvest? –  …

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Jan 01 2014


  Hello Seed Bankers The second harvest is in, packed and labelled.  I have attached the Seed Bank harvest record 2013 (with quantities) that members saved this year. We now have records for 2 consecutive years for many of the plants and their seeds, and as the project evolves, it is time to get together 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 20 2013

Seed Saving 101

[notice]CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THIS PAGE[/notice]   [important]Amaranth[/important] Method of Pollination – Amaranth is self fertile, but is occasionally wind pollinated. Time to Harvest Seeds – Cut down and dry the seed heads when they start to drop a few seeds. When they are dry and brittle, thresh them and blow away …

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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 26 2013

Winnower cleans up lettuce seed – by Arzeena Hamir

Earlier this year, the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) purchased a winnower in order to make seed cleaning easier for its members and for local farmers. A number of the Board Members had seen the winnower in action at a Seed Conference last November and we were greatly impressed. I decided to take …

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Sep 19 2013

The second year’s crop comes in for the Seed Bank

Article by Vivien Adams Photos by Joyce McMenamon The Comox Valley Community Seed Bank members are harvesting the seeds of the second year of our operation.  Many of these seeds were taken from the first year’s harvest, and grown on this year.  We will accumulate records on the progress of these seed varieties, to monitor …

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Sep 01 2013

New website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security

Here is the new website for the Bauta Family Initiative On Canadian Seed Security – This program is delivered by USC Canada (, in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada ( and through the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation ( It was one of the main topics of the “BC Seeds Gathering” …

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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]

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