Category Archive: Seedy Saturday 2014

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Jun 15 2014

Party! Seedsavers and volunteers.

Invitation to all CVGSS members and Seedy Saturday and Plant Sale volunteers. We are hosting a volunteer appreciation party and barbeque on Sunday June 22nd at Steller Raven Farm in Royston, home of Royann Petrell and Sylvain Alie on 3177 Kentwood Rd. You are invited to attend either or both A) 3:00-5:00pm Seedy Saturday and …

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Mar 31 2014

Harold Steves talk at Seedy Saturday 2014 – view on YouTube

The Harold Steves talk on ALR is available to view on the CVGSS YouTube channel. It was part of Seedy Saturday 2014 and it took place the evening of February 28 at Lower Native Sons Hall, Courtenay BC All three parts are here : http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSeedSavers

Feb 26 2014

Dianne MacLean: Growing Food & Growing Community – Rotary B – 11:30 – 12:30

Bio:  Dianne MacLean, (Bear Dreamer) is a Metis Storyteller, Environmental Educator, Community Net-Worker and Consultant.  She has had varied background as a Registered Nurse, Wildcrafter, Metis Storyteller, and Herbalist.  She has strong connections to the Aboriginal Community and is an internationally respected Elder. Diane has worked as a Community Net-worker for many organizations and non-profits.   …

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Feb 18 2014

Gordon Hutchings: The Co-evolution of Flowering Plants & Native Bees – Rotary B – Saturday – 10:30-11:30 am

Bio: Gordon Hutchings of Hutchings Bee Service has been studying native bees for 25 years in B.C., Yukon and Saskatchewan. He has been contract field biologist for Royal B.C. Museum, B.C. Ministry of Environment (Conservation Data Centre), the Yukon Territory Government, and Canada Wildlife Service. A busy bee himself, Gordon is a prolific speaker and advocate in his field, and …

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Feb 17 2014

2014 Seedy Saturday Volunteer Orientation – Tuesday, Feb 18 – 7-9pm @ LUSH Valley

Hello to all new and returning Seedy Saturday Volunteers, Please note that there will be a 2014 volunteer orientation held at LUSH Valley 1126 Piercy Ave Courtenay on Tuesday February 18th from 7 – 9 pm for new or returning volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there.  

Feb 17 2014

Ellen Rainwalker: Growing & Saving Your Own Seeds – Rotary A – Saturday, March 1 – 10:30-11:30 am

Bio: Ellen Rainwalker is a former market gardener who has been growing food and saving seeds for over 40 years. She now grows a year-round garden in Cumberland. Ellen is a member of several groups that are working to increase local food security, including the Comox Valley Community Seed Bank and the Comox Valley Food …

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Feb 17 2014

Roderick Lane: Developing Farmland: A lesson in patience – Rotary B – Saturday – 12:30 -1:30 pm

Bio: Roderick Lane is a farmer, traveller, and mountain ambler who lives on Forbidden Fruit Farm in the foothills of the Comox Valley, where he grows apples, nuts, and a variety of perennial herbs. Roderick has spent eight years transforming marginal third growth forest into a blossoming young orchard. His Forbidden Fruit Orchard is a …

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Feb 17 2014

Elaine Codling: Urban Permaculture Gardens: Absolute Abundance in Small Spaces – Rotary A – Saturday – 12 – 1 pm

Bio: Elaine is a Permaculture Design Consultant and teacher with an international education and more than 25 years of experience organic gardening and green living. Following a long career in nutritional consulting and natural healing she took a Permaculture Design Certificate on Denman Island and followed up with an internship at the Permaculture Research Institute …

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Feb 17 2014

Harold Steves: How Richmond Became a GE-Free Zone – Friday – Lower Native Sons Hall – 7-9pm

Bio: The Steves family is one of Richmond’s first founding families, after which the community of Steveston is named. Manoah and Martha Steves were the first settlers in the area, arriving in 1877. They imported the first purebred Holstein cattle into BC, established a dairy to provide milk for the fledgling City of Vancouver and were Western Canada’s first seedsmen. Born …

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Feb 17 2014

Moss Dance: Young Farmer Panel – Rotary B – Saturday – 12:30-1:30 pm

Moss started out as a farm apprentice in 2003 and developed an organic farming obsession – she’s had dirt under her fingernails ever since. Moss grows at Ripple Farm in Merville, and collaborates with Arzeena Hamir (Amara Farm) to run Merville Organics (www.mervilleorganics.ca), a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box program. Merville Organics sells fresh veggies …

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