Month: May 2021

Winter seeding starts now

Winter seeding starts now

If you plan to grow the winter cabbages that take the longest time to mature, start seeds of those now as well. This applies to varieties such as ‘January King’, ‘Deadon’, ‘Danish Ballhead’, ‘Langedijker Red’ and others that take 110-120 days to harvest. Cabbage varieties that take 80-90 days to harvest can be sown later in June. Since you can harvest cabbages at any size, err on the side of planting early. If started too late, heads may be too small, or not form at all by the time winter arrives, whereas plant started early will just have bigger heads.

Beaver Stories, Science and Stewardship

Join us for our first ever CCFS Science Pub ONLINE this Friday Night at 730 pm! Pour yourself a beer (or beverage of your choosing), kick back and get ready for a deep dive into facts and fancy about Beavers! This furry little engineer has a long history and their impacts on the landscape are visible all around the Village of Cumberland. From weird beaver art, to strange beaver rumours, to amazing beaver behavior – get ready for a fun filled evening of learning and laughter.

Participatory Journalism

So this week I want to expand the idea of participatory journalism by asking you, readers of this column, to share links to the websites/news media that you feel carries the most trustworthy, most insightful coverage of news/views from around the world—and especially in our own backyard/country. If you trust it and it fascinates/informs you, please share it.

Art Making Projects Will Mark The Final Weekend of “Visible Labour”

Art Making Projects Will Mark The Final Weekend of “Visible Labour”

“These pop-up artmaking activities will invite people to respond to artist Deborah Dumka’s interaction installation ‘Our Young Girls’,” says CVAG co-curator Angela Somerset. “Deborah’s work explores gender, digital empowerment, access, technology, safe spaces and art.”

Briony Penn Speaks at Project Watershed’s Annual General Meeting

Briony Penn Speaks at Project Watershed’s Annual General Meeting

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is hosting their AGM on May 30th and has lined up Briony Penn as their keynote speaker. Briony Penn is a well-known environmental artist, educator and writer. “We are very excited to have Briony speak, her humour and knowledge about the natural world are inspiring in these uncertain times.” said Caitlin Pierzchalski, Project Watershed Executive Director.

Welcoming Communities Rock Painting Project

Welcoming Communities Rock Painting Project

Volunteer Campbell River is also supporting a workshop on anti-Asian racism by mother and daughter duo, Thanh and Charis. This fits in with our commitment to Welcoming Communities

Parkinson SuperWalk

Parkinson SuperWalk

This year, we are bringing you an engaging virtual SuperWalk experience with monthly exercise challenges, and an online opening ceremony which will be livestreamed on Saturday, September 11th at 10:00am. You can participate by walking in your local community (observing physical distancing), or joining us for a special exercise class following the opening ceremonies! We encourage you to gather your teammates, register online, and start fundraising today!

Former Kootenay Artists at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Former Kootenay Artists at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Kate Bridger, a fabric artist and Sue Parr, a painter worked together several times when they lived in Nelson but it was pure coincidence that they would both move to Vancouver Island in the same year. Bridger now lives in Comox and Parr is in Parksville.

Some Non-negotiables in Business and Life

Some Non-negotiables in Business and Life

I love listening to motivational speakers who, like myself, are committed to empowering others. We are sharing our life skills to fill the holes which people keep falling into and remain stuck in.

CVCF Announces Spring 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants Recipients

CVCF Announces Spring 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants Recipients

“We were completely blown away by the number of applications and the creativity of the
projects, all of which demonstrate the program’s guiding principle of strengthening the social
fabric of our community through active engagement,” said Matt Beckett, CVCF’s President. “It
was also great to see so many new project leaders submitting applications. Of the 20 approved
applications, only one project leader had received a grant before.”

Saving Our Earth One Bi/Tricycle At A Time

Saving Our Earth One Bi/Tricycle At A Time

What I didn’t realize when I wrote the previous post is that people are not only “willing to switch” but—I soon learned from enthusiastic email–those who have tried ebiking quickly become passionate promoters of this new environmentally sound transportation.

New Species on Vancouver Island

New Species on Vancouver Island

The “Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve” was set aside mainly for its rare and vulnerable plants in an unusual dry-site community of plants that one would normally associate with dry grasslands. The Comox Valley is greatly indebted to Betty Brookes for initiating and driving community efforts to set aside this jewel in our natural heritage as of May 1988.