GardenFest


GardenFest Poster (1)

Title: GardenFest
Location: Lush Valley Harvest Community Garden 721 Harmston Ave, Courtenay
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Description: Please join us Sunday, July 9th from 11am – 4pm at LUSH Valley’s Share the Harvest Community Garden for GardenFest!

GardenFest is a celebration of all things related to growing your own veggies! We will have multiple workshops led by local garden experts on topics ranging from starting your own veggie garden, soil basics, permaculture, composting and much more!

There will also be kids activities, a seed and plant swap, tours of the garden and a chance to get to know other gardeners in our community.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going back towards our Share the Harvest Community Garden. Come to one workshop or stay for them all!

Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2017-07-09
End Time: 16:00

June 19th, 2017: Lynda Smith ‘Preserving the Harvest’

On Monday June 19, CV Horticultural Society presents “Preserving the Harvest”.  In this colourful presentation, Lynda Smith from Lawn to Food, will share new ideas on how to use our garden bounty daily and food saving methods for future consumption. She thinks about the word preserving in a waste-not context. “We all spend time and money growing food, lets make sure that most of it ends up in our bellies not the compost pile”. Eating, freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and fermentation are some of the topics that will be covered. Including tips on how to NOT get overwhelmed with garden produce abundance during the busy summer months.

Come join us at the Courtenay Filberg. Doors open at 6:45 pm.  Annual memberships are still available for $20 ($30 family couple), but guests are welcomed for only $5.  Membership brings many, many benefits and more details can be found at:www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca

 Meet ‘n’ Greet begins at 6:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted due to a special event planned for a meeting. Announcements and Club business starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. The Guest Speaker presentation follows. The meeting wraps up at about 9:00 p.m. after the Guest Speaker question period.
 

May15th, 2017: Peggy Carswell & Kel Kelly “Back from the Brink”

At our May meeting we welcome Peggy Carswell and Kel Kelly with their presentation “Back from the Brink.” A trip to explore the northeast corner of India almost 20 years ago led these two Comox Valley residents on an amazing and challenging journey into the world of tea.

They will present images and stories about their work with farmers and small-scale tea growers in villages in rural Assam, and share some interesting and not well-known facts about tea. They will also have a selection of teas for purchase, as well as some textiles from the region. 

Meet ‘n’ Greet begins at 6:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted due to a special event planned for a meeting. Announcements and Club business starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. The Guest Speaker presentation follows. The meeting wraps up at about 9:00 p.m. after the Guest Speaker question period.

 

Open Garden Tour – April 19, 2015

Open Garden Tour of two members’ gardens: Ann Chevrier and Joan Wynden
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: These gardens are only open to CVHS members and their guests. If you would like to become a member, please follow the link to our Membership information page here.

Ann Chevrier Garden
Ann’s garden has quite a few rhododendrons which are already putting on displays. There are about 150 rhodos which extend the display for over a two month period or longer. There is also a pretty crevice rock garden. It was designed and built by Dany Fortin one year ago and is looking quite settled now. Two wee ponds and a small waterfall built by Angie Richardson of Guided Gardening & Design are also sure to delight garden visitors. Ann is very pleased to be sharing both of these newest additions to her landscape with us. Definitely a must-see!

Joan Wynden Garden
Joan has a well-established shade garden in her backyard. There is a greenhouse where she does lots of propagating. Her garden in the front yard is terraced with lovely trees and shrubs. This is also where you will find the raised vegetable beds because there is plenty of sun in this part of the property. You definitely do not want to miss this garden as there is a lot of diversity in a relatively small space!

For more information about this Open Garden Tour, please check the April newsletter or contact the Coordinator at gardentours@comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca on our Contact Us page.