Pesticide Resources

The following organizations and projects are dedicated to reducing the usage of pesticides within the Comox Valley:

Greenscaping the Valley
The Facebook page for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) “Nature Works” program, which provides education and awareness and encourages the use of pesticide alternatives.  

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers
Holds an annual Seedy Saturday event, in March of each year, which is a terrific way to find out what grows best in your area (and what's going on). Seedy Saturday is the main fund-raiser for the CVGSS, with funds raised helping the Society perform educational work & hold community activities during the following year. 

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
The Northwest Centre for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.

Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL)
A society formed to address the growing need for ecologically responsible land care practices. Its mission is to promote and support organic practices in the community through education, certification and standardization."

Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia
This organization has an excellent list of approved products and manufacturers.

BC Seeds
A side project of Farm Folk/City Folk, which encourages seed saving, supports BC-based seed companies and provides a space for sharing knowledge and exchanging seeds.

Great Plant Picks
The Great Plant Picks (GPP) educational program promotes plants well-suited to Pacific Northwest gardens west of the Cascade Mountains. Each year, noteworthy plants are added to the GPP list, selected by professional horticulturists from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. GPP is funded by the Pendleton and Elisabeth Miller Charitable Foundation and administered by the staff of the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden.

Pesticide Free Committee (Denman Island)
Seeks to share information, explore options and develop a plan of action for encouraging Denman Island to become pesticide free, and promotes toxin-free living to the greatest extent possible.

Native Plant Society of BC
A society founded with the goal of encouraging knowledge, appreciation, responsible usage and conservation of all of British Columbia's native plants and habitats.