Our Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning programs are going strong! After a successful pilot in 2018, the Farm Gleaning season has seen a 350% growth so far in 2019, in terms of the volume of produce that has been redistributed throughout our community.
Time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Eighth Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 18th . The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with raw garlic, garlic jams & jellies, and there will be other seasonal produce to choose from as well.
It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1st is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow to a nice size by fall.
World Community (Development Education Society) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 4th at 7 pm at Creekside Commons. Featured speaker at the AGM will be Maurita Prato, Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society.
Come join LUSH Valley Executive Director, Maurita Prato, and the Coordinator of the Coalition to End Homelessness, Andrea Cupelli, as they present a Comox Valley Action plan to create more access to healthy food and food programs for people living in supportive, social and transitional housing across the Comox Valley.
As previously published in the Comox Valley Record, Jolene Rudisuela reported on last Wednesday’s launch party where YQQ officially welcomed the Island Good brand and pledged to increase efforts to offer more local products to consumers.
Join LUSH Valley Food Society as they host Chef Gaetane Palardy to offer the one-day certification course for FOODSAFE Level 1 on Saturday, May 11th.
The 2019 growing season is off to a great start at our Share the Harvest community garden in downtown Courtenay. On March 25, 2019, Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells, Council members and leaders at LUSH Valley Food Action Society signed a five-year ‘Share the Harvest Community Garden’ partnership agreement.
After a successful pilot project, the New Farmer Mentorship and Loan Program is ready to support more Comox Valley farmers in 2019. The New Farmer Mentorship and Loan Program matches up farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with mentors and lenders that are interested in supporting local agriculture.