Category Archive: Volunteer

All events and news related to volunteering for the organisation.

Dec 01 2015

2017 Seedy Saturday Volunteers

  SeedySaturday Volunteer Opportunities 2017  If you would like to be a Seedy Saturday volunteer on March 4th 2017 please check out the various positions and time slots available on the list below. and then fill out the volunteer application form or send me an email at or call me at 250 871-0553. Thanks, …

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Sep 05 2014

How to maintain genetic diversity in our gardening crops.

This was the subject of the talk given by Sylvain Alie at our September 2014 Seed Savers meeting. Why is genetic diversity important? – Its mother nature’s way of helping us find the best varieties to deal with climate change, plant pathogens and nutrition. The minimum to maintain genetic diversity would be 1000 Seeds from 20 plants and …

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Aug 12 2014

Booth at CV Exhibition.

Time to mark your calenders for the Fall Fair – starting Friday, 22nd August at noon and all day Saturday and Sunday. We need as many volunteers as possible to man the booth, so if you want to do a shift call Sylvain at 250 336 8632 – volunteers get a free entry pass! We have …

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Aug 12 2014

Volunteer appreciation party

On the beautiful sunny evening of 22nd June 2014 volunteers from Seedy Saturday and the Plant Sale gathered at the home of Royann and Sylvain, new Board directors, at Stellar Raven Farm in Royston. It began in the afternoon with a review of the two events with many useful comments and suggestions. Thanks to the 12 …

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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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May 02 2014

The Penguins – Seed Bank Freezer Project

The Penguins – or the Freezer Committee of the Seed Bank. Team members – Terry Batt, Jenny Gohl and Royann Petrell.   In march we took one of the bins of seeds saved in 2012. Our aim was to start germination testing. We found that some of the packets had too few seeds for freezing …

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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.   [important]Click here to view more information about 2014 Seedy Saturday[/important]