Duncan Seedy Sunday

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 20, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium
5574 River Road



Sharing Our Seed Stories

Cowichan Green Community is pleased to announce that we will host the 8th annual Duncan Seedy Sunday. Taking place on March 20th, 2016, this family-friendly event will take place at the Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium (5574 River Road, Duncan, BC).

An event for local gardeners to source locally and ecologically grown seeds, garden starts, and perennials, this event will also feature activities for children and a series of gardening workshops. Admission is $2/person. CGC members and children under the age of 13 years enter for free.

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Workshop Schedule:

  • 10:15am-11:00amWater Wise Gardening with David Pink


Learn the basics of Micro-Irrigation and water conservation. This workshop will include plant and garden watering requirements, scheduling methods, and basic do it yourself installation. David has been designing and installing micro-irrigation for nine years. Projects include residential landscapes, vegetable gardens, orchards, and commercial farms. In addition David and his wife Diana grow food commercially at Fresh Start Edibles @ Affinity located in Cowichan Bay.


  • 11:15am-12:00pmSpring Beauties: Drought Tolerant & Deer Resistant Choices with Joan Wynden

Spring bulbs are natural choices for drought tolerant gardens, as they go dormant during our dry summers, and some species actually love to ‘bake’.  Many varieties are deer resistant as well.  In addition to bulbs, we’ll also look at some perennial and shrub species that will also work in these challenging conditions. Joan Wynden has gardened for over twenty years, and calls herself a ‘plant midwife’.  This penchant led to the creation of Garden Lore, a home based nursery in Courtenay, seven years ago. In 2009 she received Master Gardener Certification, and in 2012 completed the Permaculture Design Certificate.


  • 12:15pm-1:00pm – Plants Create Wondrous Music! With Devmurti Khalsa

Devmurti Khalsa, who lives and farms orgainically on a 52-acre Denman Island farm, will introduce the concept of Plant Intelligence and demonstrate a cutting-edge Italian electronic device that is half bio-feedback machine and half synthesizer. The device has two electrodes that are connected to a plant (one is placed in the root zone and the second is clipped onto a leaf). The result is wondrous music! We will share stories of our experiences with this device and offer the workshop in the hope that we can reawaken the inherent sense in all of us that there is an intelligence that runs through all life and that we must protect the natural world. There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions.


  • 1:15pm-2:00pm – Seed Saving 101 with Joy Story

Learn the basis to saving your own vegetable seeds. From kale to tomato, learn how you too can become a saver of seeds! This workshop will be hosted by Joy Story of Grow Food Garden Journals and Edible Garden Designs.  Joy is passionate about growing food, talking about growing food and eating home-grown food.



For more information, please contact Vanessa Goodall at 250-748-8506 or vanessa@cowichangreencommunity.org


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