February 28, 2022 Arzeena Hamir – Seed Sourcing for Success


Feb. 28, 2022

Seed Sourcing for Success, with Arzeena Hamir

Glance at the ground around you.  Yes, green shoots of all kinds of plants are raising their fronds from their winter hibernation.  Spring is just at our fingertips and the Comox Valley Horticultural Society is excited to have Arzeena Hamir, from Amara Farms, join us via Zoom on Monday, February 28th at 7:00 pm, to inspire us all to grow from seeds.  Her topic, Seed Sourcing for Success, will take us on a step-by-step journey from seed to plants.   

Want to discover Arzeena’s best places to source seeds?  What might the top 20 seed picks for this area be?  Wish to understand catalog selections and terminology? Would you like to develop your own checklist for seed selection and seed-starting?  How about developing a seed planting schedule? Arzeena is convinced that having the skill of growing from seeds, opens gardeners up to a huge library of seed varieties from around the world.  Growing your own seedlings can also reveal great cost savings!

Arzeena Hamir earned her Bachelor’s degree in Crop Science from the University of Guelph and a Master’s in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of London, England. Extensive experiences from being a CUSO volunteer in Thailand, a researcher in Jamaica, India, and Bangladesh to being the staff Agrologist for West Coast Seeds from 1997 to 1999.   Arzeena was also the Coordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society from 2008 to 2012 and in 2010 helped launch the Richmond Farm School.  In 2012, she and her husband moved their family to the Comox Valley and now run Amara Farm, a 25-acre certified organic farm just north of Courtenay.



Membership includes attendance and members will be sent a Zoom link by email.


If you are not a CVHS member and would like to join us, please CLICK HERE to purchase a guest pass by Friday, Feb. 25 for $5.50

Please join us!


Arzeena Hamir of Amara Farm in the Comox Valley
Click here to see Arzeena’s presentation on seed starting.