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The Annapolis Valley African Violet Society is a group of people from Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley who meet on the 4th Thursday of the month (except for July & August) at Sobeys in Greenwood NS at 7pm. Meetings generally discuss the growing and care of Saintpaulias (African Violets) and other related plants in the gesneriad family.

The group is highly active and between them, the members grow approximately 450 different varieties of African Violet, Streptocarpus, Columnea, Aeschynanthus, Sinningia, Episcia and Primulina. Several of the members attend African Violet Conventions and shows throughout Canada and the U.S.A. The AVAVS is affiliated with the African Violet Society of Canada (AVSC) and the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). The society has a judged show each year where the growing efforts of its members are recognized and rewarded. In its membership, the society has two Senior AVSA certified Judges as well as an Advanced Judge who provides the group with a wealth of information on showing and judging plants.

The society maintains an extensive library of books, magazines, newsletters and CD/DVDs that are available to its members by contacting our librarian . If you sign out any library materials, the Librarian requests that the materials be returned at the following meeting.

Pictured above are some of the society members after another very successful African Violet Flower Show.