Seedy Saturdays and 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 office@seeds.ca

From Date
To Date
Province
Sort by

Do you have leftover seeds from your seed swap or seed library?

We can help circulate them to our representatives who will put them to good use at other community seed swaps. Every week during the winter, we mail books and table-top materials to Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays all across the country, so we can easily include your leftover seeds in our packages. Our volunteers will make sure the seeds get to their local seed swap tables and seed libraries, so you'll know that they won't go to waste.

Mail your leftover seeds to:

Seeds of Diversity Canada
#1-12 Dupont St West
Waterloo ON N2L 2X6

Beausejour Spring Seed Exchange

2021-02-25          9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour MB
Beausejour, MB

Eastman Seed Savers presents the Spring Seed Exchange on Thursday, February 25th.

How it works:
1) Sort and contain your seeds, clearly labeling any envelope or bag;
2) Deliver your seeds and your information on the date and time above;
3) Determine which seeds you would like to receive in return - up to 10 packages of free seeds!
4) You will be contacted to pick up your seeds on March 4th from Sun Gro Centre.

Contact: Jane, treelady [at] mymts.net, 204-268-3563

Gillies Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          
Gillies Community Centre (Hwy 595, South Gillies)
Gillies, ON

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Toronto Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          10:00AM-2:00PM
Virtual
Toronto, ON

TORONTO VIRTUAL SEEDY SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 27, 10 am to 2 pm

GOOD NEWS SEEDY SATURDAY FRIENDS!!! SEEDY SATURDAY IS ON FOR 2021 – BUT IN A VIRTUAL WAY!

This year, due to COVID concerns, Seedy Saturday is going VIRTUAL ! Brought to you by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Toronto Urban Growers and Seedy Saturday organizers from across Toronto, this day promises to be full of great gardening & growing advice. And Seeds? Of course! We will have many ways for you to access the seeds that you need!

At the Toronto Virtual Seedy Saturday you will be able to:
~ Find links to companies selling seeds and gardening products online
~ Learn about seeds and gardening through webinars and videos with gardening experts across the city
~ Ask gardening questions in online meeting rooms with exhibitors
~ Find local seed exchanges
~ Find activities for kids
~ Ask questions about the event at a welcome table with a live person
~ If you have saved seeds this year, please consider contributing to the local seed exchanges! See the website for a drop-off location near you.

Contact: seedysaturdaysto [at] gmail.com

More information: www.seedysaturday.ca/toronto

Winnipeg Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          
Winnipeg, MB

We are excited to offer free seeds to Winnipeg gardeners in 2021!

The Winnipeg Seedy Saturday Committee strongly believes in the power of collecting and distributing free seeds in these unprecedented times so our our format has changed to be able to do this safely using the current COVID guidelines.

To do this we have split the event into 3 separate phases:

Phase 1 – Collection from donors (Monday, January 25th – Thursday, February 11th)
Take the individual packets and bulk seeds you would normally donate at Seedy Saturday and drop them off in marked bins around the city

Phase 2 – Order your seeds (Monday, February 15th – Thursday, February 25th)
Order up to 10 packets of free seeds from the Gardens Manitoba Website.

Phase 3 – Distribution of ordered seeds (Saturday, February 27th)
Come pick up your seeds curbside. Location for pickup to be determined.

More information: gardensmanitoba.com/seedysaturday/

Virtual Seedapalooza

2021-02-27          11:00AM
Virtual
Eastern, ON

Virtual event hosted by Locazoa! locazoa.com

Pay what you can to gain access to our online Zoom event where you can pop in, say hi, ask questions, and place orders with participating seed sellers and caretakers. More details coming soon!

Leading up to the event we will be having "Saturday Seed Chats" live on our Facebook page (below)

Contact: Rachel, rachel [at] locazoa.com

More information: www.facebook.com/YourLocazoa

Truro Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          
Virtual
Truro, NS

This year we will be taking our annual event virtual with online presentations from local gardeners and experts from Seeds of Diversity Canada! We will also be teaming up with Truro Farmers Market Cooperative to ensure you can still get the seeds you need for the upcoming gardening season!

All the information on our Virtual Seedy Saturday event will be shared on the event page below. Hope you can join us!

More information: www.facebook.com/events/422333895648554/

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 27, 2021          9:00-2:30
Virtual
Kitchener, ON

Seedy Saturday is a celebration and sharing of open-pollinated seeds and gardening know-how — "saving our past for our future." Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events are held across Canada.

Waterloo Region's Seedy Saturday features 15 presentations and numerous exhibitors/vendors. Due to COVID-19, we have broken Seedy Saturday out into two parts for 2021:

- Saturday February 27 - online virtual seminars
- Saturday March 13 (rain date March 20) - seed exchange and vendor exhibits (outdoors at Royal City Nursery)

The virtual program will take place via Zoom and include the following seminars:

Simplicity of Sprouts by Cathy Nesbitt, Cathy’s Crawly Composters
All About Seeds by Christine Gilhuly, Kitchener Master Gardeners
Herbs by Spencer Hauck, Sandhill Botanicals
Nature’s Abundance – Seed Saving Secrets, by Kat Grainger, Seeds of IMBOLC
Planting Seeds by Christine Gilhuly, Kitchener Master Gardeners
Bees and Flowers by Jolanta Dabrowski, Natural Instincts Beekeeping
Homegrown Conservation: Native Plant Species You Should Have In Your Yard by Becca Robinson, REEP Green Solutions
Caring for Seedlings by Christine Gilhuly, Kitchener Master Gardeners
For the Love of Gardening by A Group of Waterloo Gardeners
Seven Simple Steps to Save the Songbirds by Catherine Hale
Cultivate appreciation: Kitchener In Bloom garden recognition program by Kim Moran, KIB Volunteer
Companion Planting by Tanya Olsen, Royal City Nursery
Moving Seedlings Outdoors by Christine Gilhuly, Kitchener Master Gardeners
Holistic Orchard Spray 101 by Steph Roth, Silver Creek Nursery

A Zoom link will be emailed out at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. Attendance limited to 500 people.

*Organized by Kitchener Horticultural Society and Kitchener Master Gardeners

Contact: Kitchener hjorticultural Society

More information: www.kitchenerhs.ca/cms/events/2021/seedy-saturday-1/

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          11:30AM - 1:00PM
Virtual
Hamilton, ON

Get Ready to Garden with Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday 2021! The event culminates this Saturday, February 27th, with a fabulous line-up of free webinars happening online. Check out the website (below) for more details!

Contact: Sheila, garden [at] greenventure.ca

More information: sites.google.com/greenventure.ca/seedysaturday/home

Halton Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          
Virtual
Halton, ON

DATES: FEBRUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 27

Join us for a week-long celebration of spring and gardening from Saturday February 20, 2021 to Saturday February 27, 2021 for a gardening event inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada.

Hosted by Halton Food, Halton Environmental Network, Greening Sacred Spaces, and Oakvillegreen this online event will celebrate gardening across Halton Region with a focus on sustainable, local practices and products including:
~ Heirloom and heritage seed producers and vendors
~ Speakers and workshops
~ Tuesday Evening Gardening Trivia
~ Downloadable family activities
~ Keynote speaker: Sean James

Facebook Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690379091144842
Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halton-gardening-week-tickets-133098167201 ** SOLDOUT

Contact: grow [at] haltonfood.ca

More information: haltonfood.ca/gardenweek

Port Credit Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Virtual
Port Credit, ON

Join us on a gardening adventure! March 6th and March 13th, 2021. Borrow seeds, meet community partners virtually, and grow your gardening skills in our online free workshops.

Platform: WebEx

Saturday, March 6
~ Introduction to Organic Gardening
10 am – 11:30 am
In partnership with Ecosource
~ Top Native Plants
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation

Saturday, March 13
~ Sustainable Balcony Gardening
10 am – 11:30 am
In partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
~ My Gardening Evolution
Saturday, March 13
2 pm – 3:15 pm
In partnership with Master Gardeners

Contact: seed.library [at] mississauga.ca

More information: www.mississauga.ca/library/using-the-library/seed-libraries/

Shuswap Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Shuswap, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Virtual
Innisfil, ON

Virtual Innisfil Seedy Saturdays will be hosted on the Innisfil Seed Library website with new content added every Saturday throughout March starting Saturday, March 6th and culminating on Saturday, March 27th with live virtual webinars and more. Our goals are to give our community access to seeds, connect people with regional seed sellers and related groups and businesses, and inspire viewers through virtual learning experiences.

Contact: Bridget Indelicato, info [at] innisfilseedlibrary.ca

More information: www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca and www.facebook.com/innisfilseedysaturday

Hillsborough Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Farmer Brown's Greenhouse, 371 Osborne Corner Rd.
Hillsborough, NB

Foods Of The Fundy Valley will be hosting its annual "Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo" event at Farmer Brown's Greenhouse on Saturday March 6th, 2021. As in years past this event will showcase local gardening techniques, seminars, planting workshops, soil talks, equipment, planting and much more.

Contact: TBD

Brockville Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          10:00AM-2:00PM
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON

Brockville Seedy Saturday!

Our seed inventory will be available online, and seed requests can be submitted between Feb. 22 - March 5th.

You will then be able to pick up seeds on March 6th by appointment, with contactless curbside pick up.

Contact: Brandy, brandy [at] brockvillelibrary.ca

London Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          9:00AM-1:00PM
Virtual
London, ON

Seedy Saturday Garden Fest is back for our 14th year with a great line-up of talks and a virtual marketplace!

9:00am Raised Bed Revolution: Ideas and Benefits – Tara Nolan, Writer, Editor, Cofounder of Savvy Gardening

10:15am Summer Produce for the Winter Pantry – Nancy Abra, Master Gardener & Master Preserver

11:30am Uncommon Plants & Common Pests – Dr. Amy Turnbull, Professor & Master Gardener

Contact: lonmidmastergardeners [at] gmail.com

More information: londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com/seedy-saturday-march-6-2021/

Prince George Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          9:00AM-12:30PM
Virtual
Prince George, BC

Northern BC Virtual Seedy Saturday Event!

Presented by the Prince George Master Gardeners and David Douglas Botanical Garden Society. With presentations on seed saving, pollinators and plant diversity, climate change, and Master Gardener Q&As.

https://www.ddbotgarden.bc.ca

Contact: Patricia, covingto [at] telus.net

More information: www.facebook.com/pgmastergardeners

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Various locations, see description
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Tribute to Seeds 2021: COVID version
10am-2pm

March 6 at Purity Feed Greenhouse
471 Okanagan Way

March 13
OLPH Parish Center

$2 admission; free to Seniors, Children and Transit Pass Holders

More information: facebook.com/KamloopsTribute2Seeds2021

Kingston Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          1:00PM
Virtual
Kingston, ON

Kingston Area Seed System Initiative/Kingston Seedy Saturday planning committee have decided to bring people together to celebrate seeds virtually every Saturday in March! Anyone in the Kingston area is welcome to join us Saturdays in March at 1pm via zoom-contact KASSI for the links.

Here's what we propose for a swap:
HELP ALL OF THE OPEN-POLLINATED SEEDS IN YOUR CARE FIND NEW HOMES: We will have a spreadsheet for each Seedy Saturday that will allow you to describe which open-pollinated seeds you have to share along with your contact information so that everyone can figure out how to make their own socially distanced exchange / porch pickups happen safely! Or you can just share that information in person in break-out rooms if you are more comfortable with that approach!

More information is available at KASSI's website (below) or on Facebook (below) or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seedsgrowfood/

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/KASSInitiative

More information: www.seedsgrowfood.org

Barrie Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          
Virtual
Barrie, ON

Join the Barrie Public Library for our Seedy Saturday month happening throughout March. Each day consists of a different seminar delivered online through Zoom. Two are registered programs.

Monday March 1 - 10 AM - Beneficial Bugs & Bee Hotels
Tuesday March 2 - 10 AM - Cathy's Crawly Composters: Indoor Vermicomposting
Wednesday March 3 - 10 AM - Carolyn M Boyd: Birds of A Blue Feather Paint Demo
Thursday March 4 - 2 PM - Coffee Chat with Hidden Habitat: Ecological Landscapes
Friday March 5 - 2 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Fresh Ways with Balcony Gardens
Saturday March 6 - 2:30 PM - City of Barrie Forestry: Planting Trees
Sunday March 7 - 2:30 PM - Dried Flowers
Monday March 8 - 10 AM - Adam's Honey: Bee Mindful
Wednesday March 10 - 2 PM - Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie: Maintaining a Bird Feeder
Thursday March 11 - 2 PM - Coffee Chat with a Master Naturalist
Friday March 12 - 2 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Seed Starting
Saturday March 13 - 2:30 PM - City of Barrie Horticulture: Soil - Under the Surface
Sunday March 14 - 2:30 PM - Hiking: Trail Mix and Foraged Crafts
Monday March 15 - 10 AM - Oh Beehive: Sweet Beenefits of Beeswax Food Wrap
Tuesday March 16 - 10 AM - Return of the Native: Eco Concious Gardeners & Outdoor Enthusiasts
Wednesday March 17 - 2 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Heritage Flower Gardens c 1900
Thursday March 18 - 2 PM - Coffee Chat with Urban Pantry
Friday March 19 - 2 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Seed Saving
Saturday March 20 - 2:30 PM - City of Barrie Turf Maintenance: How to Seed a Lawn
Sunday March 21 - 2:30 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Cultivation and Processing of Medicinal Plants
Tuesday March 23 - 10 AM - City of Barrie Parks: Expert Tips for Backyard Composting
Wednesday March 24 - 2 PM - DIY Takeaway: Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders * Registered
Thursday March 25 - 2 PM - Coffee Chat with Edible Wild Food
Friday March 26 - 2:30 PM - City of Barrie Parks: Planning Your Outdoor Garden
Friday March 26 - 3:00 PM - Seeds of Diversity: Seed Saving Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday March 27 - 1:30 PM - Seeds of Diverstiy: Earth is our Provider - Grocery store, Pharmacy & Hospital
Saturday March 27 - 2:30 PM - Simcoe County Master Gardeners: Live Q & A Panel *registered
Sunday March 28 - 2:30 PM - April Gardening in Barrie
Monday March 29 - 10 AM - Seeds of Diversity: Pollinators and Plant Diversity
Tuesday March 30 - 10 AM - Seeds of Diversity: Climate Change & Food Systems
Wednesday March 31 - 2 PM - Onion Surprises

For more information, visit the event calendar on our website: http://barrielibrary.libnet.info/events

Contact: Holly, Holly.Dickson [at] barrielibrary.ca

Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday

2021-03-07          
Seeds of Creation, 8744 Hwy #60 Eganville ON
Ottawa Valley, ON

More details to follow, so stay tuned!

Contact: Phone: 613-559-1833, Email: seedsofcreationeganville [at] gmail.com

Shelburne Seedy Monday

2021-03-08          9:00AM-3:00PM
Virtual
Shelburne, ON

Shelburne Public Library, in partnership with the Erin Seed Lending Library, is hosting a one-day only on March 8th 2021 from 9am-3pm.

How it works:
1. Call in your requested seeds.
2. We will gather the available varieties.
3. Book a curbside pickup appointment.

(One package per variety per family)

Check back for contact information!

Amherst Seedy Saturday

2021-03-13          1:00PM-4:00PM
Amherst Lions Club, 9 Electric St. Amherst NS
Amherst, NS

Join us for our 9th annual Seedy Saturday!

All are welcome - beginner or seasoned gardener. Bring your seeds to exchange, bring old gardening books to exchange, exchange knowledge, learn about local seed and food producers, meet your farmers, source local, and more! There will be tables for everything (seed swap table, book exchange table, vendors, etc.).

Admission: Donation encouraged!

Covid-19 regulations will be enforced throughout the duration of the event. Masks and social distancing is required. We will be asking for names and numbers for contact tracing and encouraging the use of hand sanitizing stations. We want everyone to have a fun and safe experience!

Save the date and keep checking back to the FB event page as we confirm vendors and activities!

https://www.eatlocalcumberland.ca/

Contact: Cassandra Gautreau, cass.gautreau [at] gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/events/761274111478420/

Brampton Seedy Saturday

2021-03-13          
Virtual
Brampton, ON

BRAMPTON’S NINTH SEEDY EVENT
BRAMPTON VIRTUAL SEEDY SATURDAY

This year we will be running for one month starting March 13th

The Brampton Horticultural Society and the City of Brampton presents their ninth Seedy Saturday virtually.

You will have access to our event 24/7

~ Find information and links to about 25-30 vendors and exhibitors
~ Gain access to seed sellers, environmental groups and organic products
~ Kids’ Zone – garden and craft related
~ “How To” videos
~ A wide variety of presentations featuring topics to include “Heirlooms and Seed Saving” to “Managing Invasive Plants in your Garden”

Seed Swap will be accessed through a link to the Brampton Horticultural Society

Look for more information in the near future, together with links you will require to join us.

Contact: bramhort [at] hotmail.com

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

2021-03-14          10:00AM-3:00PM
3975 Gordon Drive
Kelowna, BC

Presented by Okanagan Master Gardeners. Due to COVID 19 and the Provincial Health restrictions we are focusing on a scaled down Seedy event. Kelowna Seedy Sunday will focus on providing locally grown seed to all who are interested, our Master Gardeners are currently collecting and saving as much as possible. We will be running our Free Seed Swap as a drive Through event, with an opportunity for you all to pre-ordered seeds.

Contact: Rachel, kelownaseedysunday [at] gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/KelownaSeedySunday

Peterborough Seedy Sunday

2021-03-14          
Virtual
Peterborough, ON

Peterborough Seedy Sunday: We are going virtual for 2021!
Workshops offered virtually during the weeks of March 7th - 21st.

We will be sharing updates throughout February and March in our Facebook group. Join us (link below) for links to our amazing local seed farmers and opportunities for swapping seeds through a Virtual Seed Exchange as well as opportunities to learn and share gardening and growing tips!
Workshop information coming soon!

https://urbantomato.ca/learn/seedy-sunday-peterborough/

Contact: Jill Bishop, urbantomato [at] gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/groups/397363018229582

La Fête des Semences Val-David

2021-03-20          10:00AM-3:30PM
L’église (salle communautaire), 2490 de l’église, Val-David, J0T 2N0.
Val-David, QC

Contact: Renaud, fetedessemences [at] hotmail.com, 819-219-2649

More information: www.fetedessemences.com

Haldimand Seedy Saturday

2021-03-20          9:00AM
Virtual
Haldimand, ON

Haldimand Seedy Saturday!

There will be a large variety of local vendors: farms, businesses, community organizations and non profit groups. There will be a seed swap, workshops and keynote speakers.

Our Keynote Speakers/ Presentations:
9:30 Gardening with Kids Presented by Nancy Lee-Colibaba
10:30 Versatile Herbs Presented by Nancy Lee-Colibaba
11:30 Successful Vegetable Gardening Presented by Julia Demakos
1:00 Heavenly Heritage Tomatoes Presented by Rebecca Last
3:00 Edible Gardens Presented by Rebecca Last

Contact: info [at] seedysaturdayhaldimand.com, 905-745-4579

More information: seedysaturdayhaldimand.com

Campbell River Seedy Saturday

2021-03-27          
Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11 Ave.
Campbell River, BC

Seedy Saturday Campbell River is now open for registration. The event will be hold on Saturday, March 27th in the Community Centre parking lot. You can register online (linked below) or call 250-286-1161. At this point the event is being planned for outside but may be changed to indoors if allowable in the Public Health Order. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Contact: Karen Chappell, 250-286-1611

More information: campbellriver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/recreation/recreation-guide-registration

Milton Seedy Saturday

2021-03-27          
Virtual
Milton, ON

Milton & District Virtual Seedy Saturday is happening on March 27, 2021

There are 6 speakers lined up for a full day of great seminars. Find them on our website! Also on our website (below) is a shop tab with our local vendors and wonderful sponsors.

Our seed catalogue is here and we offer in town pickup at our NEW Seed Libraries around Milton, drop-offs if required or mail-out for out of town orders.

We have a great kids section packed full of great ideas for kids and even their own Youth Photo Contest that runs from March 1st to March 20th.

More information: miltonseedysaturday.com/

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

2021-03-27          
Virtual
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Master Gardeners is bringing its Annual Seedy Saturday Event to your home this year. We reached out to those companies and individuals who have shared their knowledge and gardening products at past Seedy Saturdays to provide you with an introduction to their product offerings and links to their websites. Find that info in the link below.

Mark your calendar for next year – trowels crossed that we will see everyone at VanDusen Botanical Gardens February 26, 2022!

More information: www.mgabc.org/content/vancouver

Peachland Seedy Sunday

2021-04-04          
Peachland, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Halifax Seedy Saturday

2021-04-17          8:00AM - 1:00PM
Halifax Brewery Market
Halifax, NS

Mark your calendars for the Hello Spring Event; details to come!

Contact: Rachael, hello [at] halifaxbrewerymarket.com

Williams Lake Seedy Saturday

2021-04-24          
Williams Lake, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!