Seed winnower demo next week

A high-capacity seed winnower demonstration will happen on June 6 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay.

Come see the new high-capacity seed winnower demonstration, at the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers AGM on June 6 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay.

The Winnower will be available by donation or rent, helping local farmers and gardeners become more seed self-sufficient, explains Susan Holvenstot, chair of the CVGSS.

The evening will start at 6:30 with the seed winnower demo, and a short tour through the Creekside gardens. The AGM  starts at 7, with reports and elections, followed by guest speaker Connie Kuramoto, longtime horticultural instructor, at 7:45.

Learn how to create the healthiest soil ever with Connie. She will outline the simple steps in building a high-quality soil ecosystem that will provide your garden with resilience and balance — without spending a lot of money to do it.

“This more-balanced ecosystem will provide your plants with superior resistance to insects and disease,” she explains. “Your plants will also provide better nutrition and stronger seeds.”

During the presentation she will introduce some of the microbes that make soil alive, and show how hard they can work, if provided them with the few simple things that they need. Bring your questions; bring some soil.

Creekside Commons is at 2202 Lambert St. Take Willemar Avenue to 20th Street and turn right — three blocks to Lambert on the left.

There is limited parking at Creekside, so try to park on the street. Bring slippers, because it’s no-shoes, and a cup for refreshments.

All are welcome to share in the successes and future hopes of CVGSS.

For more information, call chair Susan Holvenstot at 250-334-2375 or www.cvgss.org.

— Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Brewing up some community engagement

Insp. Tim Walton says goodbye to the Comox Valley

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued in Island village due to “risk of falling debris”

Several homes in Zeballos are under an evacuation order as wildfires continue… Continue reading

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size