Category: Events

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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Dirk Becker: Be Newly Inspired to Grow More Food Than Ever Before! – Rotary Hall – Saturday, 1 March, 1:45 – 3 pm

Bio: Dirk and Nicole are well known for their urban farming battle to grow food in Lantzville and for creating the successful Bowen Road Farmers’ Market in Nanaimo. They also published Synergy Magazine for 10 years and hosted a radio program – both of which were dedicated to living more consciously. They turned what was essentially …

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2014 Seedy Saturday Vendor List

Below is a list of vendors you will find at the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers’ 2013 Seedy Saturday event:   Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society Bertrand Girard Bloomfield Flats Custom Cedar Furniture Brother Nature Organic Seeds Comox Valley BeeKeepers Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers Comox Valley Horticultural Society Comox Valley Organics Collective Comox …

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Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19

The CVGSS Logo, stylized hand holding a plant, blue flower with yellow centre, also looks like sun in the sky

Come and join us for a Seed Packing Bee on Sunday January 19 from 1-4 pm  – but don’t feel that you have to be there for the full 3 hours. Barbara Toombs has graciously offered us her home at 4745 headquarters Road, Courtenay.  This is on the left on Headquarters after the Seniors’ Village and …

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Another seed cleaning session December 4

Everyone is welcome to a seed cleaning get-together Wednesday December 4, 4pm  to 6pm, at Lush Valley Food Action Society.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave   As last time we will have the CVGSS winnower and the small electric-powered thresher.     These photos are from the October 30 session.       …

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Cross-Canada speaking tour on GE foods

Thierry Vrain accepts $500 donation from Sam Austin and Susan Holvenstot of CVGSS.  This is in support of the major speaking tour Thierry is participating in, starting with a kick-off event in Courtenay November 14.  Click here for more info on the Nov 14 event. Titled “Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health”, the BC/Alberta leg …

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Forum – Your Health and Genetically Modified Foods – Nov 14

GE Watch Comox Valley is staging a forum on GE foods at Filberg Center November 14, 7pm.  It is the kick-off event for a cross-Canada speaking tour with Thierry Vrain of Innisfree Farm.  Click here for more info on the tour.     Click on the poster for a better view of all the details.

Donation to Fertile Ground Seeds of Assam project

Sam Austin and John Blyth of CVGSS present $500 cheque to Peggy Carswell of Fertile Ground in support of the “Seeds of Assam” project.             Click the picture below to see the earlier post on this project.

Seeds Savers hosts Community Gardener Dianne MacLean – Thurs, Nov 7 2013

CV Growers and Seed Savers is hosting Dianne MacLean (Bear Dreamer), as their speaker on Thurs, Nov 7 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm.  She is currently employed by Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness (D2D), as a coordinator of their Community Garden, and will be speaking about the history and future …

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Seed cleaning session at Lush Valley Oct 30, 2013

Every one welcome to get seeds cleaned with the CVGSS winnower, 4 to 6pm Oct 30.  If you miss this one there will be more.  Lush Valley is at 1126 Piercy Ave