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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

Speaker and Seed Exchange

Thursday February 23, 2017          6:30 pm
Rivernest. 27032 13N Roseau River
Roseau River, MB

Contact for event: Janet Kroeker 204.427.3524 call or email for directions.
Event is sponsored and organized by the Woodmore Women's Institute's Food Security Initiative
Registration: Leiette Martens at Red River Recreation email:; or Office: (204) – 373 – 2002 / Cell: (204) – 304 – 0719 We may have to put a limit on numbers, so register early.
Speaker/Teacher :Mandy Botincan: Resides outside Tyndall, MB, on a small mixed farm with her hubby. Started a seed business in 1989, selling thousands of heritage vegetable plants and later branched into seed sales. She has managed to acquire and grow over 1600 varieties of which she now maintains about 30% in order to slow down (a little). She no longer offers plants but seed sales keeps her quite busy. Mandy is fairly well known in the seed saving circles and speaks all over the province. Check out her website: http://mandysgreenhouse.com

Her presentation will expose the wonders of these exciting “old time” vegetables by bringing some rare seeds to show and tell(world collection says there are close to 26,000!) including a photo slide show. If participants already save seeds, they are encouraged to bring seeds to exchange. Mandy will also have some door prizes and seeds for sale. Cost is $10.Hope to see you there!

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          9 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library, Queen St
Kitchener, ON

GardenKitchener, Kitchener Master Gardeners (KMG) and the Kitchener Public Library (KPL) along with the District 19 Ontario Horticultural Societies would like to welcome you to our 6th annual Seedy Saturday program. We are quite excited to be offering a number of great opportunities for gardeners to participate in seed exchange (including a heritage seed swap), workshops, presentations, information booths and shopping. We hope to see all of our local nurseries; local not-for-profit groups and other vendors attend again in 2017.

Contact: or

Toronto-Central Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 3
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E - large floral hall
Toronto-Central, ON

What’s happening: Seed-related talks and workshops; a community seed exchange; ‘tours’ of our seed library; as well as local seed vendors and environmental organizations.

Contact: Mark Stewart:

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857025524533481/

Thunder Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          1 to 4
Oliver Road Community Centre, 563 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON

Free admission!

Seed Exchange from 1-2pm, with the remainder to be sold for $1

Workshop 1: 1:30-2:30pm
Super Simple Seeds Saving Secrets

Workshop 2: 2:30-3:30pm
Celebrate the Novel and Unusual!

Displays by local gardening-related groups!
Seeds for sale by local vendors!
Refreshments

Contact: Kim McGibbon at

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 am to 4 pm
VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St. at 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners in the Floral Hall.

This is the annual celebration featuring heritage seeds, fruit trees and organic gardening.

Lots of activities for all to enjoy - Meet local growers, seed company staff, bee keepers, exhibitors and enjoy free lectures.

Try your hand at the bean count by guessing the number of beans in the jar, browse through used books and magazines, buy and swap seeds, grab a bit to eat, learn something new at the VBG education table or enjoy a free lecture in the Cedar Room with speakers from the Master Gardeners, USC Canada and Bartlett Tree Service.

Admission by donation ...........Free Parking
Donation proceeds will benefit both Seeds of Diversity & VBG Ed Dept.

LECTURES


BRIAN CAMPBELL – Beekeeper & MG “ Keeping Pollinators”
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MIKE NUGENT – Bartlett Tree Service “Woody plant care, Everything you need to know”
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MARTIN SETTLE – USC CANADA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “Seeds and the Big Questions”
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DONALD WILSON – MG “Maintaining your Watering Budget”

For more information – check out website – mgabc.org

Fête des semences de L'Estrie

25 et 26 février 2017          10h00 à 16h00
Serres St-Élie 4675 boul Industriel, Sherbrooke, J1L 2W5
Sherbrooke, QC

La Fête des semences de l'Estrie aura lieu pour une deuxième édition cette année aux Serres de St-Élie le 25 et le 26 février. Les objectifs de la fête des semences sont de partager et de découvrir sous le thème du potager et favorisez l’achat local.

Cette année, ce seront deux jours de festivité! Venez en grand nombre.

Contact:

More information: http://serresstelie.com/academie.html

Sooke Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 3
Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd oppposite the Legion
Sooke, BC

Gear up for Gardening at Sooke’s 8th annual
Sooke Seedy Saturday

Sooke Region Food CHI invites you to Sooke’s premier seed and local food growing event; Sooke Seedy Saturday. This family-friendly day will feature a seed exchange and trading table, a diverse range of seed and plant vendors, local wild harvesters and food artisans, information from local non-profits working to enhance food security and workshops. We are delighted to once again collaborate and partner with the Sooke Fall Fair Society who will be providing a delicious and healthy lunch services in addition to their fabulous market downstairs throughout the day. Everything under one roof to get you geared up for gardening!

Penticton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 2
Okanagan College 583 Duncan Ave West
Penticton, BC

14th Annual Seedy Saturday
Organic/ngmo seed and plant vendors, local produce, honey, juice, food products, organic body care products, cheese, Seed Swap sponsored by Penticton Community Gardens. Master Gardeners onsite. Workshops tba. Admission by donation, proceeds supporting the Naramata Farmers Market and Seeds of Diversity

Contact: ~ 250.460.0177

Fête des semences de Lanaudière

25 et 26 février 2017          10h00 à 17h00
Salle J-A Leprohon, 140 rue Émélie Bolduc
Ste-Émélie-de-L’Énergie, QC

Fête des Semences de Lanaudière 13e édition

Samedi le 25 février 2017 de 10h00 à 17h00 + soirée en musique

et dimanche le 26 février 2017 de 10h00 à 16h00

Entrée gratuite!
Semenciers - produits du terroir – conférences - buffet

Contact: info@fetesemenceslanaudiere.org 450-917-1393

More information: www.fetesemenceslanaudiere.org

Truro Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 2
Saint Andrew’s United Church at the corner of Duke and King
Truro, NS

Cannington Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 3
Nourish and Develop Community Hub 16 York St
Cannington, ON

Cannington Horticultural Society, Beaverton Horticultural Society and Georgina-Brock Garden Club are pleased to present our first Seedy Saturday.

Celebrating heritage and open-pllinated plants: Seed swap, speakers, demonstrations, expert advice, paper pot making and lots more sustainable gardening tips and techniques. Special activities for kids. Also a soil biologist, a local commercial biodynamic compost maker and a native plant specialist too.

Contact: Suzanne

Charletown Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          2 to 3:30
Charletown, PE

Milton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 3
Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line South
Milton, ON

The event is free, fun and open to the public.

Organizer of the event is the Milton & District Horticultural Society, together with event sponsor Landscape Ontario.

Along with a seed swap there is a full day of interesting speakers. Seedy Saturday helps the general public to collect and plant seeds that are more climate resilient and adapted to local soils. It's a great community event where participants can share gardening knowledge through workshops, Q&A to master gardeners etc. We have lucky draws with great prizes to get everyone happily engaged throughout the day.

Website http://www.miltonhortsociety.com/ and
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MiltonDistrictHorticulturalSociety.

St. Andrews Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 26, 2017          1 to 4
Anglican Hall, 75 King St.
St. Andrews, NB

14th Annual Seedy Sunday

As the days grow longer, and the sun gets stronger, thoughts just naturally turn to gardening.Would you like to have access to vegetable, flower, fruit and herb seeds provided free by fellow gardeners from our region?

Join your fellow plant and garden lovers at this year's Seedy Sunday. There is no admission charge and no charge for the seeds.

The first hour will feature a presentation by Mike Hutton on how to save tomato and cucumber seeds. Mike will be followed by others who’ll share gardening and seed saving tips including how to test seeds to make sure they are viable. Seed trading will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

You don’t have to bring seeds, but you are encouraged to bring extra seeds of some of your favourite varieties. Seeds should be viable and no more than a few years old. Mark them with the name of the crop and the specific variety. Also note the year they were collected or purchased if you know that. Bring samples of your favourite seed catalogs along too to help you inform other gardeners about promising northern-adapted varieties that have done well in your garden.

Interesting seed varieties often get taken shortly after trading starts, so try to come early if you can. Seed exchange coordinator Lee Ann Ward says “there are always plenty of free seeds for folks to take home. It’s never too early to start planning your garden. Think spring!”

For more information, call Lee Ann or Larry at 506-529-4982, or Mike at 506 529-3629.

Sudbury Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street
Sudbury, ON

Guest speakers, seed exchange.
Displays by local gardening-related groups!
Seeds for sale by local vendors!
Refreshments.

Contact: Hermina Smatlanek smathermi@gmail.com

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Comox Valley, BC

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Carling Heights Optimist Ctr - 656 Elizabeth St
London, ON

London Middlesex Master Gardeners Invite you to our 10th Annual Seedy Saturday

$5.00 admission includes speakers, exhibits, garden supplies, demonstrations, seed swap and several local vendors.

Topics:
10:15 to 11:15:Native Plants; our Natural Heritage
11:30 to 12:30:What Grows? Life Under Walnuts
1:00 to 2:00: Best Vegetable Garden Ever

Contact:

More information: www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.ca

Quinte West Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Prince Charles Public School, 138 Dufferin Avenue South, Trenton,
Quinte West, ON

Features free workshops, many new and returning vendors selling heirloom, open pollinated seeds and our seed exchange. Free admission. Drinks and food available for purchase.

Contact Colleen O'Reilly at or 613-475-6139

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Thompson Community Centre
Richmond, BC

Join us in an annual celebration of local seeds, gardening, and education that supports a healthy, strong community and local food system.

Admission is by donation.

Spend the day at Seedy Saturday and and get ready for the upcoming gardening season with local seed, garden, and plant companies. Bring seeds for the seed exchange and your gardening questions to ask a Master Gardener. This is a family-friendly celebration so bring the whole family and enjoy the kids activity area, live music, baked goods, and tea and coffee. The event brings together community members, local seed, garden & plant companies, non-profits, and community groups to recognize the importance of, and increase access to, locally-grown and adapted seeds.

Workshops with organic farmer and seed producer David Catzel:
10:30 a.m. - Home-Scale Seed Saving
12:30 p.m. - GMO vs Hybrid vs Open Pollinated: What's the Difference?

Whether you are a beginner or master gardener, novice or expert seed-saver, or just curious about gardening and our food system, there is something for everyone at Richmond Seedy Saturday.

Contact: Amy 604-244-7377

More information: richmondfoodsecurity.org

Newmarket Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan
Newmarket, ON

Seeds and garden supplies
Local, fresh, delicious food
Inspiring workshops
Community seed exchange

No admission charge, donations gratefully appreciated, free parking

For more information contact:

Washago Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
Washago, ON

Contact: Andrea

Robert's Creek Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
Robert's Creek, BC

Ottawa Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

10:30 10 meter diet
Tom Marcantonio

11:30 Composting and the cycle of soil fertility
Nathalie Mathieu from Tucker House environmental learning centre will share her experience with composting in Tucker House seed gardens. Findings about the humble conventional composting, worm castings, surface composting and the mysterious El Dorado secret, Terra Preta, will be revealed in this presentation.

12:30 All about Lettuce
Jim Thompson of Our Little Farm will talk about growing tips and techniques about the humble lettuce: variety selection, how to grow, season extension, as well as some culinary tips. Also covered are other salad greens that can help perk up your salad!

13:30 Locally Adapted Seeds: By Growers for Growers.
Telsing Andrews Jordan Bouchard

Contact: ; 613-521-8648

Toronto-Parkdale Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          11 to 3
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Av, Parkdale
Toronto-Parkdale, ON

Admission by Donation, Hot beverages by donation

Fully Accessible Space

Contact: / 647.438.0038

More information: www.greenestcity.ca

Amherst Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          1 to 3 pm
YMCA
Amherst, NS

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 12
rare Charitable Research Reserve's Eco Centre, 786 Blair Rd
Cambridge, ON

FREE admission, donations to rare Charitable Research Reserve will be gratefully accepted.

Our Seedy Saturday will be a fun, free event where you can swap and exchange seeds! You’ll find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing, meet fellow gardeners and like-minded individuals. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert. Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, flower, and native seeds to share or exchange.

If you don’t have any seeds to contribute to the exchange, come anyway! Some people will simply share their seeds and the interesting stories that come with them.

Enjoy light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Free parking.

For more information, contact rare’s Garden Coordinator at (519) 650-9336 ext 115

Utopia Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Utopia, ON

Join us for an always exciting seed swap. Learn some tips and share your knowledge! 20-30 minute presentations throughout the day.

Contact: Steph at 705-737-9821 or

More information: www.utopiahall.ca

Castlegar Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
tba
Castlegar, BC

Regina Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral 1861 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK

A Mid-Winter Garden and Seed Event

Special attractions include a garden design table, where Regina Permaculture will help with questions and give advice on garden design.
In the kid’s area, there will be a fun projects, including learning how to create a glove greenhouse and a Cheerios bird feeders.

Fête des semences et de l’agriculture urbaine de Québec

Samedi et dimanche 4 et 5 mars 2017          10h00 à 16h00
Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins de l’Université Laval (2325, rue de l’Université, Québec)
Québec, QC

Le Réseau d'agriculture urbaine de Québec vous invite à la 8ᵉ Fête des semences et de l’agriculture urbaine de Québec, qui se tiendra sur deux jours : samedi et dimanche 4 et 5 mars 2017!

Plus de 40 exposants seront sur place et 20 conférences seront organisées ces deux journées, afin de donner le goût aux gens de mettre les mains à la terre et de cultiver des aliments en ville. Plusieurs semenciers québécois seront sur place toute la fin de semaine pour proposer une belle variété de semences écologiques et patrimoniales.

Une foule d’activités sont aussi au menu : ateliers pratiques “do-it-yourself”, activités amusantes pour enfants, table d’échange de semences. Pour souligner le déroulement de la Fête sur deux journées complètes, des nouveautés seront à découvrir : projection de documentaires, exposition photo, etc.

Entrée gratuite pour tous – contribution volontaire appréciée!

Accessible en autobus, stationnement gratuit et possibilité de casser la croûte sur place.

Contact: fetedessemences@gmail.com

More information: fete.agricultureurbaine.net

Gillies Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          12:30 to 4:30
Gillies Community Centre
Gillies, ON

Sault Ste Marie Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Sault College-Essar Hall - M Wing
Sault Ste Marie, ON

10th ANNUAL SEEDY SATURDAY

Come swap or purchase seeds from local gardeners. Visit environmental, food security and gardening displays and vendors and listen to speakers throughout the day. Drop off labelled seed envelopes for sorting between 10 am – 11 am. Seed exchange will be held from 11:15-12:15 pm. Don’t miss our tasty refreshments, fun children's activities or the chance to win one of our numerous door prizes! Admission by donation. Free parking. Contact Suzanne Hanna at (705) 759-2893

Montague Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          2 to 4
Montague, PE

The Montague Seedy Saturday will begin at 2pm with a screening of award winning documentary, Seed: the Untold Story. The film will end at 3:30, and the Seed Swap will begin!

Maple Ridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          11 to 2
Intergenerational Garden
Maple Ridge, BC

New Glasgow Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          12 to 3
Perfect Diversity Clay Art Studio, 151 Provost St
New Glasgow, NS

The Pictou County Seed Collective is hosting their 4th annual Seedy Saturday!
There will be a chance to engage with the community and enjoy presentations, local seed vendors, activities for children and, of course, a seed swap!

Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          10 to 3
Rankin Recreation Centre, 20 Rankin Rink Rd, Wilberforce
Ottawa Valley, ON

Free admission

Contact:

Nanaimo Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          10 to 3
Nanaimo District Senior Secondary School 355 Wakesiah Avenue Nanaimo (corner of Wakesiah and 3rd )
Nanaimo, BC

Admission: $3.00
Contact: Glenda 250-618-6323

Highlights:       
Seed exchange
9 free workshops included in admission
60 +Exhibitors

Local, BC, open-pollinated, organic and natural seeds for sale
Seedlings, plants, small fruits, succulents for sale
Displays
Garden & food products
Fertilizers
Kids’ activities
Master Gardeners
Seedy Cafe
Seed Swap
The Seed Swap is the core of our Seedy Sunday event. Bring any extra saved seeds for vegetables and flowers to swap. The swap table is always busy and full of different varieties of seed for you to take home and try growing this spring!
 
Gardening workshops: (1 hour each)
LIBRARY
10:30- Devmurti Khalsa Figs for Life
Music of the Plants

12:00-Steve Hoffman
Herb Propagation

1:30-Robin Round Botanical Bliss
Herbal medicines

GYMNASIUM
10:45- Rose McCully J&R Farm
Mason Bees

12:15-Wayne Osborn
Chicken Keeping

1:45- Mark Nan. Bee keeping club
About the Bees

CAFETERIA
11:00-Connie Kuramoto Gardens on the Go
"Seed Saving - The Heart of the Garden"

12:30-Jen Cody & Craig Evans
Seed Trials

2:00-Ben Geselbracht
Edible Landscapes & Permaculture

 

Toronto-Central Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          10 to 4
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Av
Toronto-Central, ON

More information: evergreen.ca

Perth Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          10 to 3
Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St E
Perth, ON

Seed sellers, farmers, horticulture societies, food and more! Free workshops upstairs as well as a seed swap table and lunch available. For more information or to inquire about being a vendor please check out the Perth Farmers' Market website at www.perthfarmersmarket.ca or email .

Summerside Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          1:15 to 4:30
Summerside Rotary Library
Summerside, PE

Moose Jaw Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          10 to 3
Timothy Eaton Centre 510 Main St. N
Moose Jaw, SK

Get ready for Spring planting at our garden and seed event, Join us for workshops on seed saving, seed libraries and more. Purchase seeds from Local Prairie Seed growers or swap your own seeds that you have saved. Connect with other gardeners. Kids area and more.

Contact: Keri Fox 306-630-7003

Mission City Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10-2
Clarke Theatre (HPSS) at 33700 Prentis Ave
Mission City, BC

Free, Seed exchange, gardening book exchange
Music and entertainment, crafts for childrens.

on Facebook and instagram. 6043025561

Contact: Donna at 604.302.5561

More information: http://www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com

Yorkton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          12:30-4pm
Dr. Brass school 19 Darlington Street West
Yorkton, SK

Contact:

More information: https://m.facebook.com/PrairieSunSeedFestival/

Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          
Cobble Hill, BC

Powell River Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          9:30 to 2:30
Powell River, BC

Kingston Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 3
LCVI (Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute), 153 Van Order Drive
Kingston, ON

Seed Swap table, local vendors and community groups, soup lunch available, admission by donation

Workshops include:
Rad Kids grow Seeds at 10 AM
Basic Seed Saving (bilingual) at 11:15 AM
Biennials and Beyond Panel discussion at 1 PM

Come out and celebrate our 10th year and start the 2017 gardening season.

Contact:

Brampton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 3
Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St E
Brampton, ON

The Brampton Horticultural Society and the City of Brampton presents their fifth Annual Seedy Saturday.

*Share, swap and buy seeds; glean info from exhibits and presentations; create gardening communities.
*Environmental and Conservation groups.
*Seed and related vendors
*Kids’ zone and Seedy Café.
*First 100 visitors receive a free plant.
*Supported by Seeds of Diversity.

Contact:

More information: www.bramptonhort.org

Stoney Plain Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 3
PERC gym, 5413-51 Street
Stoney Plain, AB

Speakers will be:
11am-Seed starting basics, with Jo Granger, of Stony Plain Hort Society
12:30pm-Grow a Self-Watering Bucket Garden, with Claudia Bolli, of Wild Green Consulting
1:30pm-Zero Tillage for the Home Garden, with Thean Pheh, of Alberta Agriculture (retired)

We will have lots of Alberta seed companies, lots of non-profits related to gardening and nature, and a few select handmade, garden accessory vendors. Please contact for more information.

Lillooet Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          9 to 5
St. Andrew's Church, 577 Main Street
Lillooet, BC

Admission - $2 or pay what you can

Lunch, snacks and drinks will be for sale

Seed Swap & Sales 9:00-1:00 .

This will be the 9th Seedy Saturday that Lillooet Food Matters has hosted for Lillooet and the surrounding communities. It has become a popular event where people gather to celebrate the beginning of a new growing season with seed swap table, seeds-for-sale, seed-lending library, seed cleaners, displays, kid’s corner, a raffle table, talk-to-the-gardening/seed saving-expert, and the ever-popular café.

Tiny Talks 2:00-5:00 pm

Join us in the afternoon for a series of short presentations on topics such as aquaponics, mushroom growing, naturescaping (xeriscaping with native plants) permaculture chickens, and food forests.


Seedy Saturday is an invasive-free event. Be Plantwise. Know what you grow.


For more info, call Angela 250-256-0470 or visit www.lillooetfoodmatters.com

Central Algoma Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 3
Central Algoma Secondary School, 32 Kensington Rd (off Hwy 17), Desbarats
Central Algoma, ON

In its inaugural year, this event is being sponsored by FOUR rural societies located on the north shore of Lake Huron, District of Algoma. Bruce Station is taking the lead, supported by Thessalon, St. Joe Island and Lake George Horticultural Societies.

Seed swap and sales, presentations, demonstrations, children's activities, food and refreshments, vendors, exhibitors, door prizes.

Contact: or

Fête des semences de Verdun

Saturday March 11, 2017          10h00 à 15h00
Les Serres Municipales de Verdun 7000 boul. Lasalle
Verdun, QC

There will be workshops, seed vendors, and a seed swap.
Il y aura des ateliers, des semencier-ères et un échange de semences.


Plus d'information:https://www.facebook.com/events/1379288095436653

Contact: Tereska Gesing 514-578-8900

Kelowna Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Westbank Lions Community Centre 2466 Main Street
Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan Master Gardeners' Seedy Saturday is an opportunity to buy, sell and trade seeds as well as network or ask questions of locals who love to garden, tend the soil and work with nature. We are offering two information sessions: Growing a Permaculture Perennial Garden at 10:30 am and Seed Saving at 12:00 pm.

Admission is $2.00 (free for children under 12) and there is free parking.

Contact:

More information: https://www.facebook.com/KelownaSeedySaturday

Brockville Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 1
Brockville Memorial Centre, 100 Magedoma Blvd
Brockville, ON

Guest speakers, demos, free hands on kids planting activity, and free seed exchange!

In partnership with Transition Brockville and Brockville Public Library

For more information please contact:
Brandy 613-342-3936,
Chris cstesky@xplornet.com

Tofino-West Coast Vancouver Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10 to 3
Darwin Cafe, Tofino Botanical Gardens
Tofino-West Coast Vancouver Island, BC

Admission $2, Garden workshops, seed swap, kid's activity

Contact:

Maynooth Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          12 to 3
Maynooth Community Centre
Maynooth, ON

Join us for our 7th annual Seedy Saturday in Maynooth at the old community center. Bring your seeds to trade with others or just come and see what is there. Meet other seed nuts, vendors, and have a good meal. Check out other local initiatives!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256885097732449/

Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          12 to 5
534 George St. N - Emmanuel East United (same location as past years, different name)
Peterborough, ON

For full list of vendors, community groups, workshops and more information about our Seed Exchange Area http://urbantomato.ca/learn/seedy-sunday-peterborough/

or at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/594135140772094/


Contact Jillian Bishop

Squamish Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          10 to 2
Brennan Park Community Centre, 1009 Centennial Way
Squamish, BC

Seed swap table, vendors, gardening and seed saving workshops, cafe, and launch of the Squamish Seed Library.

Questions or apply as a vendor: Michi Hunter at
More info:http://squamishcan.net/event/squamish-seedy-sunday/?instance_id=1482

Sherwood Park Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          11 to 4
Salisbury Greenhouse
Sherwood Park, AB

Seed exchange, vendors, catered lunch.

Speaker Venue 1.
11:00 AM - Mark Stumpf-Allen: 30 min
Soil basics, how nature builds soil and how we destroy it
11:45 AM - Michael Moore - 30 min
Companion planting and natural insect control for your garden
12:30 PM - Dan (Earthly Matters) - 30 min
Vermiculture
1:15 PM - Maddie Hoffman - 30 min
Using weeds for food and medicine
2:00 PM - Deb Krause - 30 min
Seed saving.
2:45 PM - Michael Moore - 30min (Genesis Permaculture)
Create food security for your family
3:30 PM - Mark Stumpf-Allen: 30 min
Soil building, how to restore damaged/depleted soil

Speaker Venue 2
11:00 AM - Brenda Baynes - 30 mins
How to preserve food by canning beginner
11:45 AM - Fern Lindquist - 30 min
How to preserve food using fermentation
12:30 PM - Trudy Harold - 30 min
How to preserve food using dehydration beginner
1:15 PM - Brandie Harrop - 30 min
Freezing food 101
2:00 PM - Brenda Baynes - 30 mins
How to preserve food by canning advanced
2:45 PM - Fern Lindquist - 30 min
How to preserve food using fermentation
3:30 PM - Trudy Harold - 30 min
How to preserve food using dehydration Advanced

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/622802917910093/

Fête des semences du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Dimanche le 12 mars 2017          10h00 à 15h30
525, rue Sacré-Cœur Ouest
Alma, QC

Le mouvement Alma en transition vous convie à la 4e édition de la Fête des Semences© Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean qui a reçu en 2016 la reconnaissance du Programme semencier du patrimoine Canada©, une première régionale. C'est avec cet engagement renouvelé que tous les semenciers qui nous ont visités l’année dernière seront de retour avec une imposante sélection de semences libres adaptées à notre climat et tout le nécessaire pour répondre à la demande, sourires inclus. Une bonne dizaine de producteurs de terroir régionaux tiendront un kiosque à leurs côtés et un espace jeunesse sera également aménagé pour les tous petits.
Notre programmation de conférences saura certainement satisfaire tous les assoiffés de connaissances. Nous accueillerons Yves Gagnon, l’un des précurseurs en culture écologique, Lionel Levac, journaliste spécialisé en agroalimentaire, Pierre-Olivier Martel, agronome, spécialiste des arbres fruitiers et enfin, Benoît Poiraudeau, responsable des projets d’agriculture urbaine du mouvement Alma en transition.

Renseignements :
Marc Fortin, resp. des communications
Téléphone : 418 662-6541
Adresse courriel : almaentransition@bell.net

Contact: La Boite à Bleuets

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223311221086967/

Indian Head Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          1 to 4
Indian Head Heritage Club, 505 Otterloo St
Indian Head, SK

Admission: Adults $2 Children/students free
Talks at 1:30 and 3:00 pm
Prairie Garden Seeds will be in attendence!

contact Ruth Anne

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          9:30 to 1:30
OLPH Parish Center 635 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops, BC

CELEBRATE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Local, Heritage and Heirloom Seeds available.

Organic Gardening Supplies, Soil Amendments, Tools, Resources.

Community Groups and Workshops

BUY or EXCHANGE SEEDS, PLANTS, ROOT STOCK

Teahouse and Eats Amore Food Truck

Childrens Activities

LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES

Admission $2 per person. Seniors, Students or Transit Pass holders No Charge

Contact:

Cobourg Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
Villa St. Joseph Retreat & Ecology Centre 445 Monk St.
Cobourg, ON

Centre Wellington Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          10 to 1
Fergus Senior Centre, 150 Albert St. W.
Centre Wellington, ON

The Fergus and Elora Horticultural Societies have combined to launch a Seed Exchange. This will be more than an opportunity to exchange seeds. It will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas, hear speakers at workshops, and to learn more about harvesting, storing and planting seeds. Flowers and vegetables get equal billing.
Don't be discouraged if you don't have any seeds to bring, there will be plenty to choose from, and you can plan on having your own seeds to contribute for next year.
There is no charge for this event, however, donations are welcome to help defray some of the administrative and set-up costs.
We are planning activities for children focussed on planting seeds to take home.

Contact: For more information contact: Alec (226-369-0193) Dudley (519-824-7867) e-mail

North Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
City Library, 120 14th St W
North Vancouver, BC

Free gardening workshop 10-12; and the seed exchange will happen 12-2.

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          10 to 3
Hillhurst Community Centre
Calgary, AB

Pender Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
Pender Island, BC

Toronto-Central Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          10 to 3
Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas Street West
Toronto-Central, ON

Learn more about local seed exchange and environmentally responsible gardening practices

Vegetables – Herbs – Flowers – Native Varieties

OPEN TO EVERYONE
Admission is by donation: Pay What You Can
Suggested Donation is $2.00 per person

Contact: Walter Quan (416) 392-0335, ext. #240

Fête des semences de Frelighsburg

Saturday March 18, 2017          
Camp Garagona, 23 chemin Garagona
Frelighsburg, QC

Programmation

Samedi 18 mars (billets disponibles sur le Site web et sur place) : Festival lune de corbeau
-Ateliers et conférences sur les semences et les savoirs traditionnels autochtones
-Activités et célébration de l’équinoxe
-Animation et activités pour les enfants

Dimanche 19 mars (gratuit) : Fête des semences
-Présentation sur les semences
-Kiosque et échange de semences
-Animation pour les enfants

Hébergement et repas disponible sur réservation
Billets et informations : http://www.festivaldessemences.com/

Cornwall Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          10:30 to 3:30
Cornwall Benson Centre, located at 800 Seventh St W
Cornwall, ON

Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Hourly Workshops and Children's Activities; Hot soup/refreshments; organic seed vendors

To register for a vendor booth or workshop space, please email or call 613 935 4017 before March 3rd.

Vernon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          10 to 3
Vernon Recreation Centre 3310 37th Ave
Vernon, BC

SENS (Sustainable Environment Network Society) invites you to join us to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.

-Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products
-Locally produced food, honey, eggs and more.
-Free community seed exchange
-Educational displays
-Community group info. tables
-Children's activities
-Inspiring speakers
-Chickens!

Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)
For more information and updates please see our SENS facebook event page -
https://www.facebook.com/events/375777516121181/

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          11 to 4
Central Seniors Recreational Centre north side entrance 11113-113st
Edmonton, AB

More information: http://edmontonseedysunday.org

Campbell River Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          11 to 2
Campbell River Community Centre
Campbell River, BC

Attendance is free; refreshments will be available.

Duncan Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          10 to 2
Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium (5574 River Rd)
Duncan, BC

Cowichan Green Community is pleased to announce that we will host the 9th annual Duncan Seedy Sunday.

An event for local gardeners to source locally and ecologically grown seeds, garden starts, and perennials, this event will also feature activities for children and a series of gardening workshops. Admission is $2/person. CGC members and children under the age of 13 years enter for free.

Contact:

Terrace Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          11 to 2
Health Unit Auditorium 3412 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC

Greater Terrace Food Association(GTFA) is hosting our Seedy Saturday.
We ask people who saved seeds and want to exchange them with other collectors to come sharp at 11 AM.
There will be also opportunity to buy seeds at good wholesale prices or get some free from donations.Master gardener and garden related topic experts will be present.

Contact: 250-638-7734

Guelph Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          
St. George’s Church, Mitchell Hall, 99 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON

Guelph Seedy Saturday is happy to once again be part of
Transition Guelph’s Resilience Festival

Buy & trade seeds ~Feel inspired ~ Connect with kindred spirits.

For more info: guelphseedysaturday.blogspot.ca

Summerland Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          10 to 2
tba
Summerland, ON

Organic/ngmo seed and plant vendors, local produce, honey, juice, cheese, organic body care products. Seed Swap sponsored by Penticton Community Gardens. Master Gardeners onsite. Workshops tba. Admission by donation, proceeds supporting Summerland Friends of the Garden & Seeds of Diversity

Contact: ~ 250.460.0177

Haldimand County Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          9 to 2
Hagersville Community Centre 62 Main St S
Haldimand County, ON

The Haldimand Horticultural Society would like to welcome everyone to our first annual Seedy Saturday. We are looking forward to offering our visitors workshops, a seed exchange table, shopping, and information about gardening from roses to carrots.
Come out for the day and meet local producers of seed, produce, essential oils, lavender, alpaca and sheep fibre, and more!

For more info or to become a participating vendor, contact:

Red Deer Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          10 to 6
Red Deer College Cenovus Learning Common (East trades wing, 2nd floor)
Red Deer, AB

ReThink Red Deer will be hosting our annual EcoLiving Fair + Workshops which features our Seedy Saturday Seed Swap happening from 10am-6pm. This event also includes workshops throughout the day that focus on sustainable living, gardening, and 'green ideas' with several exhibitors, seed or garden accessory distributors, and non-profits from throughout the region.

Contact: Karissa Noselski

Seed Library Launch & Seed Swap

Saturday March 25, 2017          2 to 4
Bathurst Public Library
Bathurst, NB

Join us for an afternoon of seed swapping and a bilingual workshop on gardening by Robin LeBlanc! We will also be launching a Seed Library that will be available all year with lots of resources on how to save seeds. Bring your library card and ‘check out’ seeds to plant in your garden. Then save the seeds to ‘return’ in the fall.

Pemberton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          10 to 3
Downtown Community Barn
Pemberton, BC

We will have vendors, workshops, and the free exchange table.

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10am to 3pm
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore branch 967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON

Hosted by the Innisfil Seed Library, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library and Gilford & District Horticultural Society, please join us for our 1st annual Seedy Saturday! Seed vendors, garden-related community groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demonstrations, children’s crafts and other memorable activities. Free admission.

Contact: Bridget Indelicato at

More information: www.facebook.com/innisfilseedysaturday

Toronto-Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road SOUTH, south of Kingston Rd.
Toronto-Scarborough, ON

This year the SSGF Fair will focus on Biodiversity and Saving Our Bees.

Come out and learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or attend our great workshops. Then stop by one of our local garden clubs' or gardening vendors' tables and ask an expert!

There will be Workshops including a focus on Biodiversity, diversity of seeds, bees, seed planting and saving and more!

This day is fun for everyone. Over 60 tables will include heirloom seed vendors, green exhibits, bee products, worm composting, backyard gardening, garden associations and regional organizations such as LEAF, the TRCA and Rouge Park . Be a steward and bring in your used electronics for recycling! And there will be KIDS events too.

The Fair is hosted by the Stewards of the Earth at St. Agatha Catholic School, the Treehuggers at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and Seeds of Diversity. It is also supported by Access Alliance on the Danforth, the Scarborough Food Network and the University of Toronto Sustainability Office, Scarborough.

Contact:

More information: https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Port Alberni Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          9 am to 1 pm
Farmer's Market, 6211 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC

Fête des semences de l'Ouest de Montréal

Samedi le 1er avril 2017          10h à 15h00
Pine Beach Citizens Association, 1510 Chemin Herron
Dorval, QC

There will be workshops, seed vendors, and a seed swap.

Contact: Daniel Brisebois 450-452-4271 ; Tereska Gesing 514-578-8900

More information: www.facebook.com/events/177864846018851/

Owen Sound Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10 to 1
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library 824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON

Admission Free – donations appreciated

Guest Speaker Kim Delaney
of Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds @ 11am

●Seed Swap ●Vendors ●Refreshments ●Local Growers

●Seed Lending Library ●Gardening Expertise ●Plants

●Door Prizes ●Fun for the whole family!

Contact:

Saskatoon Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10 to 4
Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK

Peachland Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10 to 2
Peachland Community Centre 4450 6 St
Peachland, BC

Organic/ngmo seed and plant vendors, local produce, honey, juice, cheese, organic body care products, seed swap table. Admission by donation. Master Gardeners onsite. Workshops tba. Admission by donation, proceeds supporting Naramata Farmers Market and Seeds of Diversity.

Contact: ~ 250.460.0177

Clare area (Digby county) Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          11 to 4
The Rendez-vous de la Baie, 23 lighthouse rd, on the campus of Université Sainte-Anne, in Chuch Point.
Clare area (Digby county), NS

Contact: Natalie Robichaud (902) 689 1751 or

Surrey Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10 to 3
Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd
Surrey, BC

Contact:

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 2017          
TBA
Clearwater, BC

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 2017          1 to 4
McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S
Cambridge, ON

Join us for Seedy Saturday and bring your seeds. We will have a seed swap, gardening booths, a kid's craft and planting area and more as we welcome the gardening season.
Bob Wildfong, Executive Director, Seeds of Diversity Canada will lecture on how to sow a succession of vegetables for continuous harvest throughout the growing season.

Admission is $5 plus HST for adults and $3 per child.
For more information go to our website at http://mcdougallcottage.com or contact Joleen at

Winnipeg Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 2017          
St.Boniface Library
Winnipeg, MB

Contact:

Brandon Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 2017          10 to 2
Southend community center 1140-9th Street
Brandon, MB

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 22, 2017          2 to 5 pm
Fernie Community Centre
Fernie, BC

Contact:

Prince Albert Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 22, 2017          
John M. Cuelenaere Library
Prince Albert, SK

Orillia Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 22, 2017          7:30-12:30
Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississauga St. West
Orillia, ON

The seed exchange and workshop portions will run mostly between 9-12:30pm. Bring your seeds to share and exchange, connect with local gardeners and learn about the Orillia Seed Library, Orillia Community Gardens and other local growers. Workshops TBA.

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 for 'loan' from the community and will be accepting donations or seed 'returns' that day. Come and learn about this a-maize-ing community project! in SOILidarity, Orillia Community Gardens - www.orilliacommunitygardens.wordpress.com

Contact:

Wolfville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 22, 2017          8:30 to 1 pm
Wolfville, NS

Celebrate the Seed

The Wolfville Farmers Market is Celebrating the Seed at their 10th annual Seedy Saturday event. There is good reason to celebrate seeds as they give us so many daily gifts. Our abundant local harvests began with a simple seed planted in the rich valley soil.

Join us for a fun filled Market day full of Seeds, Plants, Art, and more. Kid’s of all ages are invited to an interactive seed game. There is something for everyone, whether you have a green thumb, are just learning or are a seasoned veteran and you have a chance to win a basket of seed goodies! Be sure to bring your seeds to swap at the Community Seed Exchange Table. Everything starts with a seed!

http://www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca/event?number=49411

Toronto- North York Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 29, 2017          
Fairview Mall
Toronto- North York, ON

East Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 6, 2017          11 to 3
Cedar Cottage Community Garden, Hull St @ Victoria Dr. behind the big "A" sign.
East Vancouver, BC

Seed exchange. We will also have a bake sale, beekeeping demo, artisan market, native plant walk and poetry contest. Garden saved seeds and starts aplenty. All proceeds go back to the garden.

Langley Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 13, 2017          1 to 4
Langley Demonstration Garden, in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum
Langley, BC

Just before Mother’s Day, celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Demonstration Garden season with a seed- and seedling-swap, free workshops, and activities for the family. Gardening experts of all stripes will be on hand, along with local seeds, plants and treats for purchase.

Contact: