The Seedy Saturday event on March 5, organized by the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers, was a huge success.
The numbers attended show the growing interest and concern about our food and environment. Also a noticeable increase in the number of young adults and families coming with young children. This demographic change can be seen among the vendors as well as the public. More people are saying, “We want control over our food.”
Awareness of health and environment was also sparked by Rosemary Baxter’s Letter to the Editor Feb. 9 (Stop BC Hydro’s plans to spray pesticides). A petition brought forth by GE Free CV is asking BC Hydro to adopt practices of mechanical removal, followed by an extensive, native, low-growing species re-introduction program, instead of their partial use of non-selective, broad spraying technique. This petition was signed by 130 people on Saturday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this issue.
More young people are moving back to the Valley for a better lifestyle and to raise their families in a safe and healthy environment. There will soon be environmental migrants from countries that have smog, pollution and poisonous water. Cities which do not see the sky night or day.
We are so blessed in Comox Valley with clean water, blue sky, clean air and healthy soil to grow food. Let’s make sure it stays that way!
GE Free Comox Valley member