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Next meeting:   September 16th, 2019

Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:15pm, Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay

  • GARDENS IN BLOOM: September 21st & 22nd, 2019 A two-day celebration of gardens in the Comox Valley. Treat yourself to this unique self-guided tour of some of the valley’s special private gardens. Find inspiration for your own property, or simply enjoy the sights and smells!

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September 16th, 2019 – Roger Griffiths, Members Competition of Garden Produce & ‘Fresh from the Heart’

Our September meeting will be one that you do not want to miss (in fact, all our meetings are one’s you do not want to miss!), as this is when we will have our first annual Members Competition of Garden Produce. This is a fun evening where we all get to brag about our summer gardening exploits! The September Newsletter will have all the details for joining in the fun.

Our Guest Speaker for the evening is Roger Griffiths who will be presenting on the Channel Islands and the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, and will be talking about those hallmarks of spring, tulips.

And, as we celebrate a bountiful harvest, we also want to give thanks by giving something back:

At our September meeting “garden harvest” we are asking members to help support the Comox Valley Food Bank. “Fresh from the Heart” helps increase fresh food donations to the Food Bank so that all Comox Valley residents, regardless of income, have access to fresh food. The program encourages individuals to purchase fresh food – a little extra fruit, vegetables, meat, milk or eggs locally, for donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank. They also encourage those with vegetable gardens to “Grow a Row” for the food bank.

Many of us grow fruit and vegetables and sometimes end up with abundance. Instead of leaving those extra zucchini on your neighbour’s doorstep, why not bring them to the meeting on September 16th? We will be accepting fresh produce from your garden, as well as canned and dry goods to be donated to the food bank.

  1. August 19th, 2019 – Margot Moser: Hellebores Comments Off on August 19th, 2019 – Margot Moser: Hellebores
  2. June 17, 2019 – Bob Duncan: “Growing Citrus & Sub-tropical Fruit Trees in South Coastal BC” Comments Off on June 17, 2019 – Bob Duncan: “Growing Citrus & Sub-tropical Fruit Trees in South Coastal BC”
  3. May 27th, 2019 – Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds Comments Off on May 27th, 2019 – Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds
  4. April 15th, 2019 – Dr. Staffan Lindgren: “Pollinators in your Garden – Not just bees” Comments Off on April 15th, 2019 – Dr. Staffan Lindgren: “Pollinators in your Garden – Not just bees”
  5. March 18th, 2019 – Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover Comments Off on March 18th, 2019 – Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover
  6. February 25th, 2019 – Aaron Wurts: Tree Stewardship, maintenance strategies, spiral pruning and topping. Comments Off on February 25th, 2019 – Aaron Wurts: Tree Stewardship, maintenance strategies, spiral pruning and topping.
  7. January 21st, 2019: Laurene Ebbett ‘Gardens of the Lakes District, Wales and Ireland’ Comments Off on January 21st, 2019: Laurene Ebbett ‘Gardens of the Lakes District, Wales and Ireland’
  8. October 15, 2018: Fall Soil Social Event – Come soil yourself with the CVHS! Comments Off on October 15, 2018: Fall Soil Social Event – Come soil yourself with the CVHS!
  9. September 17th, 2018: Conway Lum – ‘Growing Fruit Trees Organically’ Comments Off on September 17th, 2018: Conway Lum – ‘Growing Fruit Trees Organically’