Dave Gorvel's Blog

My life’s CV

May 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm. My life's CV.

Personal Profile Born and brought up in Guernsey, I am passionate about the island and the wonderful way of life we have here. I have always taken a very keen interest in local politics resulting in me twice running for the position of States Deputy. Although unsuccessful on these occasions, I learnt a lot from […]

Do we need a Farmers Market

September 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm. Growing, Food, Entertainment and Places.

 When growing vegetables in the 60s,70s and 80s Guernsey was 90% self sufficient and we were exporting to Britain. In today’s terms it was worth 50 milion in local sales, with over 2,500 growers plus employee’s and millions in exports. At present 90% of fruit and vegetable is sold though the large retailers with less than […]

Pour an Journal de Normandy

July 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm. Growing.

Le scandale de la viande chevaline substitué pour le bœuf et peut-être d’autres à venir, qu’est-ce qu’un paquet d’aliments transformés contiennent et est-il en bonne santé? J’ai même été dit à la viande de cheval peut être âne et je ne suis pas comme «Je sis ni enne Guernsaise Ane de” envie de manger mes […]

Hints on growing on Veg patch

July 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm. Growing.

This is an article written for the May addition of Le Tortevais   The scandal of horsemeat substituted for beef and perhaps more to come, what does a packet of processed food contains and is it healthy? I have even been told the horsemeat may be donkey and I do not as “Je sis ni […]

Rising food prices

October 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm. General News.

Weather problems push up the cost of animal feed www.thisisguernsey.com RISING food prices have been hitting Guernsey farmers and shops.


October 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm. General News.


Growing on allotments on vidio

October 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm. Growing.

Planting potatoes and other plants Allotment Diary : How to plant potatoes : Planting / Growing Potatoes

Just view these pigs and watch

October 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm. Food, Entertainment and Places.


Websites of Forest Floral Group, St Pierre Du Bois & otherss

October 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm. Growing.

 The first website is of Floral Guensey and the rest are the parishes that have one. The Forest is where I live and am a Douzaine member (local councils) and St. Martin is where I was born. Floral Guernsey  www.floralguernsey.gg/     Forest Floral Group    www.forestfloral.org.gg/     St Pierre Du Bois Floral Guernsey – […]

Guernsey grower Terry Robert contending with this years bad weather

October 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm. Growing, General News.

This is Terry and Irita Robert and Terry  started growing when he left Les Beauchamp School one year before I left and joined the family business. Terry and his wife picture with him are only one of the two left. He produces a range of fruit andvegetables mainly outside but only inside his vinery. Update. He […]

Local Farmer harvesting St. Martin side of the Airport

October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm. Growing.

JOHN DEERE 955 Combine Harvester working in Guernsey www.youtube.com This is            

Cauliflower, Savoy, Cabbage and Calabraise

May 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm. Food, Entertainment and Places.

Cauliflower – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CauliflowerCached  – Similar You +1’d this publicly. Undo   Images for cauliflower   Images for savoy cabbage   Images for cabbage Images for calabrese vegetable