The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) are hosting their 2014 Garden Tour on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Meet at 1821 Anderton Rd. in Comox by the Natural Pastures sign. The tour begins at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is ‘developing local open pollinated seeds for local growing conditions.’
CVGSS is excited to feature three Comox Valley farmers that are growing and saving seeds for resale and future crop production: The Birds and the Beans, Good Earth Farm and Amara Farm.
“As multinational corporations increasingly use genetic modification and patents to claim ownership and control of the very DNA of our food supply, these Comox Valley farmers are hard at work breeding and sharing open pollinated seeds for today and all future generations,” says Dianna Talbot of CVGSS.
All three farms will have produce and seeds available for sale and Amara Farm will have locally grown barley straw for sale at $8 per bale, just in time to mulch your gardens before winter.
Tour participants are also invited to bring their own seeds along for cleaning.
Participants must provide their own transportation; carpooling is encouraged.
This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather.
This event is free for CVGSS members and $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are provided.
For more information contact Dianna Talbot at 250-339-3972 or go to www.CVGSS.org.