CVHS 2020 North Island College Bursary Recipient

Sydney Brown is the recipient of the 2020 CVHS bursary awarded through North Island College (NIC).

In her second year, Sidney is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Management degree through NIC, where she started her degree and will finish it at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in agriculture. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in agribusiness and eventually start her own “farm to plate” business in the Comox Valley.

Congratulations Sydney! All CVHS past and present members wish you every success in your studies, your career aspirations and your ultimate goal of returning to the Comox Valley to continue expanding and enriching our agricultural and horticultural sector.


Gardens In Bloom 2020 Recipient

MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre was the recipient of the 2020 Gardens in Bloom $500 grant from CVHS, to help with development of native plant gardens for MARS Wildlife Rescue Visitor Centre.

Click here to read their report.


Gardens In Bloom Grants

Between 2008 and 2019 over $30,000 has been granted to various community organizations to help them realize their gardening projects. The funds for this program are raised by the Gardens In Bloom event organized by the CV Horticultural Society’s volunteers, showcasing the beautiful gardens of the Comox Valley.

Some of the projects supported were:

Project Watershed: their goal is to educate students about the benefits of native species, and warn of the risk of invasive species, while engaging them in stewardship activities in the K’omoks estuary.

MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre: developing a natural landscape using native plants, and providing a year round natural food source for their wildlife patients.

Anderton Therapeutic Gardens: redeveloped the former Butterfly Gardens into a Children’s Garden, highlighting special qualities and interest for children.

Lake Trail Community School Garden: offering to families who participate and could use the community support and connection, the opportunity to be in nature, with their forest-based nature program.

Community Kitchen Garden on Hornby Island: developed a donated garden space on Farris Community Farm, to grow food for their local food bank.

Lush Harvest Diversity Gardens: plans for 6 workshops teaching the importance of garden diversity, sharing cultural and medicinal knowledge in our community.




We are grateful for any donations that help towards these projects. Click here to make a donation.