Category Archive: Resources

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

Nov 23 2012

Tatiana’s Tomato Base

At the recent BC Seeds Gathering, our CVGSS attendees were delighted to meet Tatiana Kouchnareva, who maintains the website Tatiana’s TOMATObase – Heritage Tomatoes This is an absolutely fabulous resource for heirloom seeds and a wealth of information. They received two packets of seeds:  Russian Bogatyr and Odessa tomato seeds.  (In return, we later sent her some Stupice …

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Nov 21 2012

From the CVGSS Newsletter, November 2012

COMPOST TEA AND MORE – Teresa Colby The friends visiting my vegetable garden seemed extremely anxious to leave. No longer listening, they were casting furtive glances at the exit. Moments before, our tour had been going so well. The culprit: a stinking, rank batch of my own compost tea. When my garden seemed to need …

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Nov 19 2012

The Gift

A beautiful film from Jean-Marc Abela about one of Canada’s National Treasures: Dan Jason & the Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary in “The Gift“

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

Oct 10 2012

Seed Saving Information

Choosing Seeds to Save Please let us know if you are growing seeds for the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Society, so that we may add your seeds to our data base. ‘Seed packaging bees‘ take place throughout the winter. Also, please contact us if you have space in your plot to grow some of the …

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Oct 09 2012

Mason Bees

Wikipedia > Mason Bees: “Mason bee is a common name for species of bees in the genus Osmia, of the family Megachilidae. They are named from their habit of making compartments of mud in their nests, which are made in hollow reeds or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. Species of the genus include the orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria, …

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Oct 09 2012

Garlic White Rot

The following information is published at! White Rot – Sclerotium Cepivorum This summary is based on a talk by Professor Fred Crowe from Oregon State University. The transcript can be viewed here. The original sound recording is here. White Rot: Description White Rot is a fungus that prefers cold weather (it won’t grow above 20-22 degrees …

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Sep 24 2012

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Aug 20 2012

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Newsletter – 08/20/2012

   This is an example of the previously produced Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers newsletter – 08/20/2012 CVGSS Newsletter 2012-08-20 [important]Click here to view or download the PDF version.[/important]

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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