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