The search for the “All Comox Valley” squash is on.

First seed savers meeting of new year Thursday evening

2015 membership fees now due

The  Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their first meeting of the New Year, this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

In our ongoing quest to find varieties that can be considered to be “All Comox Valley Winners” or outstanding performers year after year despite climate change and our multiple habitats, we will discuss possible all Comox Valley squash winners and how to find possible winners in the seed catalogues.

The search for the “All Comox Valley” squash will be led by Royann Petrell (director).  She will point out the differences between the different species as well as describe basic seed saving tips. The seed catalogue discussion to be led by Sylvain Alie (chair) will pertain to varieties and quality of service and product. Your input on how those suppliers have served you are important to us. Bring us your stories as well as new and old catalogues to share with others.

The meeting will also have an overview of the Seedy Saturday volunteer requirements led by our Seedy Saturday co-ordinator Sue Moen. Seedy Saturday is March 7. Our theme this year is “Preparing for Climate Change”.

As this is the first meeting of the year annual membership dues will be collected. The cost is $20 for singles and $30 for families.

Following the meeting there will be free delicious refreshments and opportunities to speak to experienced growers.  The meeting is free for members and by donation for nonmembers. Creekside Commons is at 2202 Lambert Street. There is limited parking at Creekside, so please park on Lambert. Please bring slippers as shoes are not permitted inside to protect the floors. For more information contact Sylvain Alie at 250-336-8632












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