Category Archive: Resources

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

Mar 10 2013

SQUASH FAMILY CROSSES, By Nick Guthrie

Members of the Squash (or Cucurbitacaea) family are many and varied – in size, shape, colour, & storability. Most of those grown in this area (unless you are growing exotics) fall into 3 species – Cucurbita ‘maxima’, C. ‘moschata’, and C. ‘pepo’. Those that have outstanding keeping qualities and drier flesh are usually referred to …

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Mar 10 2013

SOME VEGGIE SEED SAVING, by Nick Guthrie

All the plants we want to save for seeds: must be non-hybrid – often designated as open pollinated, – and non GMO. must be properly named – ensure that the name is one which is not used only in Courtenay but in Canada generally. This may be difficult to ascertain. As a last resort simply …

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Mar 10 2013

OPEN vs. HYBRID PLANTS vs. GMO (or GE) PLANTS, by Nick Guthrie

One of our goals in CVGSS is to share vegetable seeds among us which breed “true”, that is, will go from seed-to-plant-to-seed giving reliable production of the same features for planted generations to come. In the plants coming from the seeds in any one CVCGSS envelope, there will be small but acceptable variations in size …

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Mar 09 2013

The Comox Valley Seed Bank – A CVGSS Project

[important]Why do we need a Seed Bank?[/important] If we had been asking this question ten years or so ago, when Seedy Saturday was a new event here in the Comox Valley, some of the answers would be different than they are today. Some would be the same:  growing heritage seeds and saving them for the …

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Feb 24 2013

How can you be involved in the Seed Bank?

Link to pdf: HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED IN THE SEED BANK The Comox Valley Seed Bank is now almost one year old and starting its second season of growing and saving seeds.  The core team members  produced an impressive variety of  seeds in 2012, which were packed, labelled and stored in two identical bins, …

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Feb 24 2013

CV Seed Bank – Wish List 2013

Here’s a link to our Seed Bank Wish List for 2013 CV Seed Bank Wish List Jan 2013

Feb 23 2013

CV Seed Bank Seeds – January 2013

Here’s a link to a pdf of the seeds we have as of January, 2013 CV Seed Bank Jan 2013 Seed List

Feb 23 2013

CV Seed Bank Sign-up Forms

Here are the links to the CV Seed Bank Grower’s Agreement, and the CV Seed Bank Crop Record.  By making a commitment to grow and save seeds, and keeping accurate records, you ensure the seeds you save will be available for future generations. CV Seed Bank Growers Agreement Feb 2013   CV Seed Bank Crop Record

Feb 23 2013

Comox Valley Community Seed Bank – Mission Statement

[important]The Seed Bank is a project of Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers.  Its purpose is to preserve and maintain a collection of viable, open-pollinated, non-GMO, organically grown food seeds that are well-adapted to the growing conditions of the Comox Valley.[/important]

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.

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