Jenny Gohl

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Member’s meeting September 2019

Our guest speaker for September is Joyce McMenamon. Joyce has been our “compost guru” for many years and loves to talk about compost. She has developed the Speedbin  composter and gives presentations all over the island. She will bring a microscope and some compost so that we will be able to see for …

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Complete organic fertilizer – adapted for the West Coast.

Donna Blazar has adapted Steve Solomon’s recipe for complete organic fertilizer for use on the West Coast. DONNA BALZER’S 2019 Complete Organic Fertilizer– West Coast Soils Enough COF to cover 100 Square feet (10 square metres) 3 Litres high protein seed meal (percentage of protein will be on bag) 1 litre Fishbone meal (I now …

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AGM with Speaker Donna Balzar

Our upcoming meeting on June 6th will be our AMG and we have invited Donna Balzar to come and speak. The title of her talk is   Perfect Soils for Stress-Free Gardening Donna Balzer has two greenhouses and a big vegetable garden on her double lot in Qualicum Beach. She is an award-winning media personality …

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Meeting April 4th 2019

Time:  7 pm. Place: Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert, Courtenay. Directions.  To reach Creekside Commons from Courtenay, take Cumberland Road, turn left onto 20th Street, then the first right onto Lambert.  Follow to the end of Lambert. Parking:  There is limited parking in the Creekside complex so please park on Lambert if possible, it’s a short stroll to …

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Bursary offered for Organic Seed Production course.

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers 2019 Organic Seed Production Bursary Offer expanded to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands CVGSS is offering a full scholarship for Vancouver Island and Gulf Island farmers to take Canadian Organic Growers 2019 intermediate online Organic Seed Production course and practicum. This in depth course covers commercial production, harvesting, marketing, …

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Meeting February 7th

Our guest speaker for the February meeting was Arzeena Hamir. here are the  meeting notes prepared b y Valerie Bernier. GUEST SPEAKER: ARZEENA HAMIR   -trained agrologist and owner of  Amara Farm a local Certified Organic farm -Has been growing in the valley for 6+ years -Was staff agrologist for Territorial seeds Canada which became …

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Seed Saving

Link to excellent article by Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds.

December 6th meeting 2018

As is our custom our last meeting of the year is a potluck get-together. Bring a dish to share and please list the ingredients so we can be aware of anything that might not agree with us. Please feel free to bring partner, spouse, friend or children. We will start a bit earlier than usual …

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November 1st 2018 Monthly meeting

This month the topic of discussion at our meeting will be “What vegetables are you harvesting from your garden this week and when did you plants them?” The second part of the question is “What part of the Comox valley do you live?” It would be of benefit to our members if we could give …

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Monthly meeting September 6th 2018

September 6th at 7.00 we will be meeting once again, at Creekside Commons, Lambert Drive Courtenay. Our theme for this evening will be a round table to hear from everyone about their successes and failures so far this year so bring your stories to share.