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There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
- Mirabel Osler
Seeds of Diversity thanks the
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation,
the October Hill Foundation,
and
The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
for their support.



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Seedy Events

This is a listing of events for our members and others interested in plant biodiversity, heritage gardening, organic gardening, and seeds. If you know of any other upcoming events, please send the information to


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Huntsville, ON

Active Living Centre at Transition Huntsville table.
Saturday April 19, 2014          10-2

During Earth Day celebrations will be the first Seedy Saturday here in Huntsville. Please bring any seeds you have harvested yourself for trade with others. Zone 3B hardy for our area.

Contact: Lori

Orillia, ON

Orillia Public Library, 33 Mississauga St W
Saturday April 19, 2014          7:30 to 12:30

We will have seed swaps, kids plantings.

The seed exchange portion of the event will run mostly between 9-12:30pm.

Look out for informative displays and collaborating community groups as we grow Orillia! Interested in setting up an seedy info display get in touch!

The Orillia Seed Library, which is permanently housed within the Orillia Public Library, will have seeds available for 'loan' from the community and will be accepting donations or 'returns' of seeds that day. Come and learn about this amaizing community project!

The Plant Lady will be on hand vending her quality local seed collection, and local gardening experts will bee near to answer any gardening related question you may have!

Parry Sound, ON

The Stockey Centre
Saturday April 19, 2014          10 to 3

(Hosted by Durga – Creating Harmony with the Elements)

Join us in Creating and Strengthening our Relationships to our Local Farmer, Food, Body and Environment.
Be a part of a group discussion at 12noon focussing on the family farm, seeds and food security, as well as our body and our environment, and understand how you can create these relationships in your life.

Participate in a Children’s Planting Workshop hosted by Georgian Bay Biosphere (please reserve your space with GBBR).

Connect with people in your community who have created businesses and lifestyles focussed on local and organic meat, vegetables and farm based products, such as soap, candles, maple syrup, wool, herbal medicine and teas, canned products – jams, jellies, sauces, beets, pickles, salsa, as well as help for the bodymind - yoga, thai massage, hypnotherapy and local artists. Also a Seed Exchange table so bring your seeds.

Entrance is by donation! Door prizes will be drawn!

(Lunch will be available at the event)

Waffle and Berries available throughout the day!

Contact: Jane Savile 705-774-4300

Keeping Your Seed Crop Healthy, AB

Bauta webinar
Wednesday April 23, 2014          3-5 EST

See http://everdale.org/workshops/organicseed/seedwebinars/

Contact:

Hillsburgh, ON

Everdale Environmental Centre
Saturday May 3, 2014          1 to 5

http://everdale.org/events/seedy-saturday/

Contact:

Edmonton Film Seeds of Time, AB

Metro Cinema
Monday May 12, 2014          6:45 pm

SEEDS OF TIME follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler’s global journey to save the eroding foundation of our food supply in a new era of climate change.

http://globalvisionsfestival.com/2014-screening-schedule-list-of-films/

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Workshop, Kingston, ON

Heirloom Seed Sanctuary Barn, 1200 Princess Street
Wednesday May 21, 2014          7 to 9 pm

This workshop is "Saving Your Own Seed-Transplanting and Training the Eye"
All are welcome to the free workshops, events and seasonal celebrations held at 1200 Princess St.. Events held at other locations may include a cost so please check the links on the website for full details: http://www.providence.ca/?cat=3

Contact: Cate Henderson or Mike Hammond, 613-544-4525, ext. 124

Kingston Field Day, ON

Fare Well Farm, 2095 Middle Rd
Thursday May 29, 2014          1 to 4

Field Day:
Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens
See http://everdale.org/workshops/organicseed/seed-production-market-gardens/ for details.

Contact:

Fort Langley, BC

BC Farm Museum, 9131 King St
Monday October 13, 2014          

Seeds: Somebody Has to Save Them
May 1 – October 13, 2014

Seeds. We save them, we plant them, and we eat them. Virtually every food we eat comes from a seed – but from where do all of the seeds come?

This new exhibition explores the vital link seeds have played in all areas of agriculture and pioneer life in Langley: from vegetable farming, to grain growing, to raising livestock. It will explore how seeds were planted, harvested, and processed; however the focus will be on how early settlers historically grew their own seed and cleaned it for the following year.

In this vein, this exhibit will also address the issues with the modern-day seed supply, and maintains that seeds remain at the heart of farming and agriculture in Langley, and beyond.

Contact: Kate Petrusa 778 840 7510 http://bcfma.com

Seeds of Diversity Gala Anniversary, Victoria, BC

Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Av
Sunday October 26, 2014          9:30-3:00

Please join Canada's Heritage seed saving organization, Seeds of Diversity, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Pre-registration is required. See this website for more information and registration form in September.

Two very experienced seed savers will be leading workshops on seed saving. Our luncheon is catered by local firm "Little Piggy," sourcing local and fresh ingredients. There will be a seed exchange and seed vendor booths open all day. Our gala speaker is Linda Gilkeson, speaking on Year Round Harvest. She will be selling her books at our event.

Opening and Seed Vendors: 9:30
Workshops: 10:00 Choose from Beginner or Advanced Seed Saving
Annual General Meeting: 11:30
Gala Luncheon: 12:00
Special Guest Speaker: 1:00
End of event: 3:00

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