June 20, 2022 Allan Campbell – Intro to Permaculture

June 20, 2022 Allan Campbell – Intro to Permaculture

June 20, 2022 Introduction to Permaculture and How to Implement it here on Vancouver Island Permaculture....it is a BIG word and FASCINATING topic.  In his presentation, Allan Campbell, went over permaculture basics and how permaculture design can be applied to our...

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Dr. Linda Gilkeson’s list of pollinator plants

Dr. Linda Gilkeson’s list of pollinator plants

Dr. Linda Gilkeson's List of Pollinator PlantsAn excerpt from Linda Gilkeson's ‘Resilient Gardens’ book. Its a wonderful resource for choosing plants that support pollinators. Click here to download the pdf list of plants.

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Local Gardening Groups

Local Gardening Groups

Other gardening organizations in and around the Comox Valley BC Council of Garden Clubs The BC Council of Garden Clubs represents 200 garden clubs, allotment and community gardens in BC. The Council hosts an Annual General Meeting in the Spring and a General Meeting...

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Nearby Gardens to Visit

Nearby Gardens to Visit

Some wonderful gardens in and around the Comox Valley to visit The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Filberg Lodge is a 1930’s arts and crafts style home built on 9 acres of beautiful waterfront estate which overlooks the Comox Harbour. Once the home of logging...

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Preserving Grape Vine Leaves

Preserving Grape Vine Leaves

Preserving Grape Vine Leaves Jim Lalic from Cloves Deli and Catering in Courtenay shows us how to preserve grape vine leaves for use in making dolmades or wrapping yummy things like feta or brie. Gathering and thus thinning out your grape vines of their leaves also...

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How to Grow Cannabis

How to Grow Cannabis

Online Cannabis Resources for Home Gardeners from the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Prepared by: Christine Southwick, Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association  January, 2019 Federal Government: Cannabis in Canada:  Get the Facts National Collaborating Centre...

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Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis with Darlene The CVHS Virtual Garden Chores Team visited the garden of Darlene who took us through how to prune her Class C (or 3) Jackmanii clematis. In this video, Darlene explains which stems should be removed, how to help prevent clematis wilt,...

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Dividing Daylilies

Dividing Daylilies

Dividing Daylilies with Darlene On March 10, the CVHS Virtual Garden Chores Team visited the garden of Darlene who shows us how to divide daylilies in this seven-minute YouTube video. The daylily requiring ‘surgery’ was an ‘Evening Bell’ that was about ten years old...

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Local Businesses Offering Discounts to CVHS Members

Local Businesses Offering Discounts to CVHS Members

These local businesses have generously supported our members by offering discounts. Please be ready to show your current CVHS membership card. Normally the discount will apply to plants only, not other merchandise. Click on the business name below to visit their...

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Effective Use of Dormant Oil

Effective Use of Dormant Oil

Effective Use of Dormant Oil with Frank In this video CVHS member, Frank, explains why and how to use dormant oil to help control a variety of pests that may overwinter on your fruit trees such as aphids, mealybug, thrips, whiteflies, adelgids, caterpillar eggs,...

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