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

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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

Seed to Seed

Saturday November 23, 2019          9 to 4
Mohawk Community Centre 1807 York Road
Deseronto, ON

Inspired by long-held Rotinonhsyón:ni (Six Nations) agricultural and seed-saving traditions, join us for a day of knowledge-sharing about all things seedy. This conference is for youth, farmers, hobby gardeners, foodies, and anyone who wants to learn more about seed saving and feeding ourselves through a modern Indigenous lens.

This event includes sessions about:

*Things to consider when selecting seed to save
*How to avoid cross pollination and keep seed pure
*Choosing varieties of corn for shorter growing seasons
*Panel discussion on challenges and adaptations for growing in a changing climate
*Breakout discussions and information sharing on experiences this growing season
*Seed to table meal featuring the Three Sisters

Schedule to come soon!

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/seed-to-seed-tickets-73251630599?fbclid=IwAR05e0hfgJwN7eZWQJeKjjigAk0nmKbSAPQKgU2a5_Ypw4c_F_KUHtNzx7Q

EFAO conference

Monday December 2, 2019          
Ramada by Wyndham Hotel
Belleville, ON

The EFAO Conference is an annual event that draws farmers and supporters across the food system for four days of intensive learning, idea-sharing, networking and celebration.
The 6th annual EFAO Conference, Climate of Curiosity, will take place from December 2-5, 2019:
•400+ attendees
•2-day Trade Show
•36+ workshops
•Farm tours
•Banquet Dinner
•EFAO’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
•and more!

Along with all the other amazing workshops, there will be some interesting seed workshops including The Colonization of Seed, Best Practices of Variety Trials, and our annual Seed Advisory Meeting.

More information: conference.efao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/EFAO-Conference-Program-2019.pdf

Saanich Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 11, 2020          10 to 2
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
Saanich, BC

Haliburton Farm presents Saanich Seedy Saturday


Speaker: Dan Jason on: Changing the Climate with the Seeds we Sow - ( his latest book).

Vendors of certified organic seeds, produce, plants and much more.

Contact: info [at] haliburtonfarm.org

Organic Vegetable Seed Production

Monday January 20, 2020          

Returning in 2020 with some minor changes that we think will appeal to producers, the Organic Vegetable Seed Production course is open for registration.

This course is designed for students who want to:
* Learn about producing organic seeds.
* Learn about commercial aspects of harvesting, quality, marketing, and breeding seeds.
* Build their own business following their own unique seed-farm business plan.

Suitable for novice growers interested in seed saving or producers wanting to add a new stream to their current business, this course has everything you need to know to get started.

January 20 to May 24
Online, via Moodle
Instructors: Kathy Rothermel and Patrick Steiner
$895 (+tax) until Dec 31 | $945 (+tax) until Jan 12
cog.ca/ovsp

Read about the optional practicum. https://www.cog.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/OVSP2020_SeedCurriculumPracticum.pdf?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Plant+the+seed+of+knowledge+this+winter&utm_campaign=20191018_m154666825_Plant+the+seed+of+knowledge+this+winter&utm_term=optional+practicum

Contact: julia.dupuis [at] cog.ca

Galiano Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 25, 2020          9 to 4
South Community Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano, BC

Guest speakers: Nancy Turner, Keely Nixon

Vendors and seed borrowing/swapping opportunities

Lunch: Chef Josh Blumenthal will provide lunch for sale

Contact: seedlibraryofgaliano [at] gmail.com

Denman Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 25, 2020          9:30 to 2:30
Denman Community Hall
Denman Island, BC

Guest Speakers: Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds , Azja Jones-Martin of Young Agrarians and Philippa Joly on Fruit-Tree Pruning

Contact dannicrenna07 [at] gmail.com or Erika Bland erikaaction [at] gmail.com

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 1, 2020          10 to 3
Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton 45 Ellis Avenue
Hamilton, ON

-Seed Swap
-Gardening book exchange
-Seed and garden supply vendors selling quality seeds with heritage and heirloom varieties
-Free garden workshops and educational demonstrations throughout the day
-Opportunities for meeting and networking with other gardeners and experts
-Children’s activities sponsored by Green Venture’s EcoStars Camp
-Seedy Cafe
-Stay tuned for our list of seed vendors, environmentally conscious vendors and community organizations and the free workshop schedule! Follow us through our Facebook event Seedy Saturday Hamilton 2020 for updates.

Still accepting submissions for vendors. Please find information on our Seedy Saturday page.

Entrance by donation.

Contact: Kelly Vanwalleghem Kelly.vanwalleghem [at] greenventure.ca

More information: www.facebook.com/events/547863555956898/

Wellandport Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 8, 2020          10 to 3
Wellandport Community Centre, 5042 Canborough Rd
Wellandport, ON

Speakers TBA

treeandtwig [at] sympatico.ca
treeandtwig.squarespace.com

Winnipeg Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 8, 2020          10 to 3
Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus 500 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB

Contact: winnipegseedysaturday [at] gmail.com

Victoria Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 15, 2020          10 to 4
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

Admission is $8 Under 16 Free. We feature over 14
speakers, workshops such as container gardening for beginners, the largest seed exchange in the Victoria area, used book exchange, over 70 vendors, master gardeners, children's area, cafe, ATM on site. We provide a comfortable venue for both the new and experienced gardener to meet and exchange ideas.

We are actively seeking vendors please contact
info [at] victoriaseedysaturday.ca or call 250 381 5323
Our website is www.victoriaseedysaturday.ca

Thunder Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 15, 2020          1 to 4
Oliver Road Community Centre, 563 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, ON

Admission $2
Seed exchange and fun workshops!
Also:
Lots of displays by local gardening-related groups
Seeds for sale by local vendors
Activities for children
Refreshments
For more info, contact Kim McGibbon at kim [at] rootstoharvest.org

Bridgewater Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 15, 2020          10 to 4
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, #78 Alexandra Ave
Bridgewater, NS

Lunch courtesy of Fancy Pants cafe and LaHave Bakery.

As per usual, bring authentic heirloom and organic (non-sprayed) seeds only.

Contact: office [at] helpingnatureheal.com

Toronto-North Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 22, 2020          10 to 3
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E.
Toronto-North, ON

As usual, our Seedy Saturday is combined with our Annual Get the Jump on Spring event. The dual events typically bring in well over 1000 people each year. In addition to Seedy Saturday vendors, exhibitors and seed exchange, there will be workshops and demonstrations, horticultural groups and vendors, draw prizes, a silent auction, a used gardening book sale, and food options.

Contact: Mark Stewart, librarian [at] torontobotanicalgarden.ca, 416-397-1375

More information: torontobotanicalgarden.ca/enjoy/special-events/jump-on-spring/

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          9:30 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library, Queen St
Kitchener, ON

Contact: brucemacneil2001 [at] gmail.com

More information: www.kitchenerhs.ca/cms/

Sault Ste. Marie Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 3
Sault College-Essar Hall - M Wing
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

13th ANNUALSEEDY 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) 943-2207 or wildgardener [at] shaw.ca

Gilles Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          
Gillies Community Centre
Gilles, ON

Beaverton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          9:30 to 2:30
Beacan Church 413 Simcoe St
Beaverton, ON

The event is co-presented by 3 horticultural societies
Cannington Horticultural Society
Beaverton Horticultural Society
Georgina-Brock Garden Club

More information: www.canningtonhorticulturalsociety.org

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to noon
rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Rd
Cambridge, ON

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 and meet fellow gardeners. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert.

Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, and native seeds. 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.

For more information, contact rare’s Gardens Coordinator at taryn.jarvis [at] raresites.org or (519) 650-9336 ext 115.

Prince George Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 3590 Dufferin Ave at Ospika Blvd.
Prince George, BC

Tofino Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
Tofino Botanical Gardens
Tofino, BC

The Tofino Community Food Initiative will be hosting our seedy event.

West Coast Farm and Garden Show
March 6-8

www.tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com
Contact me for more information leah [at] tofnocommunityfoodinitiative.com

Ottawa Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

Contact: grethesgardens [at] gmail.com

Haldiman Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          9am - 2pm
Riverside Exhibition Centre, Caledonia
Haldiman, ON

The new location is in the heart of Caledonia in our recently renovated fairgrounds. We will still be working with the local high school for volunteers and activity stations.
We have spots for 30 vendors again this year, I will be sending our registration form for you to fill out soon. If you have any questions, please let me know.

More information: www.matchboxgarden.ca

North Shore Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 2
North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East 2nd St
North Shore Vancouver, BC

Contact: [admin@ediblegardenproject.com]]

Regina Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK

The them of the event in 2020 will be Sustainability in the Home and Garden.
Seed exchange, gardening and kitchen tool exchange, heirloom seeds, and gardening advice will all be available.


Sharon Pratchler (306) 539-5892

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
London, ON

Toronto-Parkdale Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
Toronto-Parkdale, ON

Re opening of Seed Library

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 2
Port Credit Library, 20 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, ON

Contact: maria.pakulnicka [at] mississauga.ca

Shuswap Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 4
SPLATSIN COMMUNITY CENTRE 5767 Old Vernon Road, Enderby
Shuswap, BC

Contact: shuswapseedsavers [at] hotmail.com

Ladner Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 3
All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Drive
Ladner, BC

Seed Swap, Various Garden Themed Vendors plus 2 very informative speakers.
Admission by Donation

Speakers: To be announced at a later date

Contact: Sharon Hagel, 604-946-8308 (please leave a message) or e-mail sharonhagel [at] gmail.com

Langley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 2
Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 21559 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC

Join us for seed purchases, a seed swap, gift basket draws, guest speakers, live music and more. Conveniently located on Fraser Highway, there is lots of free parking and a local food truck for lunch onsite.

Gardening questions? We will have all the experts on site. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Contact: agriculture [at] leps.bc.ca

Brockville Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 1
Brockville Memorial Civic Centre 100 Magedoma Blvd,
Brockville, ON

Seed sharing, kids activities, talk to our resident expert Master Gardener; meet local gardeners and garden clubs; shop seed and farmer's market vendors, garden supply shops, and more!

Organized by Brockville Public Library and Transition Brockville.
https://brockvillelibrary.ca/
http://transitionbrockville.com/

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 3
Comox Valley, BC

Gardening Trade Fair and Seed Exchange
Speakers tba.

Contact: cvseedsavers [at] gmail.com or jennyg33 [at] hotmail.com

Erin Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 3
Erin United Church, 115 Main Street
Erin, ON

Expect vendors of seeds and gardening needs, kids crafts, gardening advice, used gardening book exchange, a seed exchange table and the Erin Seed Library.

https://erinseedlendinglibrary.weebly.com/

Free Admission

Contact jenedwardss [at] sympatico.ca





Thank you very much!


:) Jen


Jen Edwards
Seed Librarian, Teaching garden Volunteer,
www.erinseedlendinglibrary.weebly.com

One kind word can change someone's entire day

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 8, 2020          10 to 3
Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan Master Gardeners invite you to attend their 7th Annual Seedy Sunday.
Visit organic seed vendors, Master Gardener Seed Swap Table, participate in Free Children’s and Adult workshops. Food trucks on site, plus a whole lot more.

Admission: Adults $2.00, children free
Free Parking
Cash Only

Rachael Fleming 🐝
OMG MGABC Rep/Past President
Email: coronation [at] shaw.ca
Phone: 250-762-2975

Facebook.com/KelownaSeedySunday

More information: mgabc.org/okanagan

Beeton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          10 to 3
D.A. Jones Branch Library, 42 Main Street West
Beeton, ON

The Beeton Seed Library in partnership with the Beeton Horticultural Society and D.A. Jones Branch Library presents the third annual Beeton Seedy Saturday!

Join us in beautiful Beeton as we celebrate seeds, gardening, healthy eating and community! Beeton Seedy Saturday will include a community seed exchange, local vendors, expert talks, as well as children’s crafts. Free admission.

Contact: Graeme Peters at gpeters [at] ntpl.ca

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          
Kamloops, BC

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          
Richmond, BC

Contact: Sarina Clay-Smith, coordinator [at] richmondfoodsecurity.org

Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          
Cobble Hill Hall 3550 Watson Avenue
Cobble Hill, BC

Our 2020 Seedy Saturday will again feature two halls of vendors and fully covered outdoor spaces. We had more than 2500 people attend our free event last year with ample free parking, eager buyers and friendly folks.

Delicious food is available in the Main Hall and the Stu Armour Hall, just a three-minute easy walk from the main hall.

Contact: cobblehillseeds [at] gmail.com

More information: farmersinstitute.ca

Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 15, 2020          
Peterborough, ON

Location and time to be confirmed

Contact: urbantomato [at] gmail.com

Duncan Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 15, 2020          10 to 2
Siem Le'lum Gymnasium 5574 River Road
Duncan, BC

Contact: kat [at] cowichangreencommunity.org

More information: www.cowichangreencommunity.org

Fergus Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10-1
Wellington County Museum, Aboyne Hall
Fergus, ON

The Fergus and Elora Horticultural Societies will be hosting Seedy Saturday.

Come share your seeds and gather some new ones! A community event around sharing and protecting our local seeds! Local seed and other Vendors, information tables and a kids activity corner, something for everyone!

Contact: Karen Eddie kareneddie22 [at] gmail.com

More information: seedscw [at] gmail.com

Bradford West Gwillimbury Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          9:30 to 3 pm
Bradford West Gwillmbury Public Library 425 Holland St. W.
Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON

The BWG Seed Library in partnership with the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library will be presenting its Second Annual Seedy Saturday! Free admission.

BWG Seedy Saturday will include local vendors, community groups, workshops, and children's activities.

Contact: seeds [at] bradford.library.on.ca

Orillia Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          8 am to 1 pm
Banquet Hall at ODAS Park
Orillia, ON

Contact: manageroffm [at] gmail.com

More information: www.OrilliaFairgroundsFarmersMarket.ca

Campbell River Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 1
Community Centre – 401-11th Avenue
Campbell River, BC

Seed swap, vendors, demos, plant sales. L’il Sprouts corner and much more. Limited space available for vendors. If you are interested in participating, contact Karen Chappell (250-286-5306) or karen.chappell [at] campbellriver.ca

COST: FREE entry for shoppers

Alberni Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 2
Char's Landing, 4815 Argyle Street (5th and Argyle)
Alberni Valley, BC

Theme:
Spring Equinox meets Climate Food Emergency
Get the seeds you need to survive and thrive.
Workshops on survival themes
Door prizes
Kids' activity area Shoots with Roots
Seed swap
5 non-profit tables, sponsored
$25. for vendors, e-transfers accepted to wfwi [at] shaw.ca
Contact Jen or Stephen Fisher-Bradley for more info at wfwi [at] shaw.ca
Vendors and visitors please post and discuss on our FB page Alberni Valley Seedy Saturday

St. Thomas Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 3
St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis Street
St. Thomas, ON

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 3
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5th Ave NW)
Calgary, AB

Contact: calgaryseedysaturday [at] gmail.com

More information: calgaryseedysaturday.ca

Vernon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          
Vernon, BC

Toronto-Central Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 2
Scadding Court, 707 Dundas St W
Toronto-Central, ON

Open to Everyone, Pay what you can, suggested $2.
Buy Sell and Trade open pollinated seeds.

Contact: katie [at] scaddingcourt.org

Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School
Scarborough, ON

Summerland Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          10 to 2
Alliance Church, 14820 Victoria Rd. N.
Summerland, BC

Contact: friends.summerlandgardens [at] gmail.com

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          10 to 3
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON

Innisfil Seed Library in partnership with the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library and the Innisfil Garden Club presents the 4th annual Innisfil Seedy Saturday! Free admission.

Innisfil Seedy Saturday includes seed sellers, garden-related and environmental groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demos, "Ask a Master Gardener," kids' crafts, and onsite fresh lunch for purchase. The Innisfil Seed Library also reopens for its 5th season.

Visit our website and follow us on social media for up-to-date information:
http://innisfilseedlibrary.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/innisfilseedysaturday
https://twitter.com/InnisfilSS
https://www.instagram.com/innisfilseedysaturday

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

Stony Plain Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          10 to 3
Multicultural Heritage Centre (PERC gym) 5413-51 Street
Stony Plain, AB

Speakers, seed and garden vendors, non-profits, concession and door prizes!

Contact Jennifer at jennifer [at] multicentre.org to participate or for more information.

Sherwood Park Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 29, 2020          11 to 4
Community Centre
Sherwood Park, AB

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          9 to 3:30
Unitarian Congregation
Mississauga, ON

Westport Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          9 to 2
Knox Presbyterian Church
Westport, ON

Presentations include Vermicomposting 10 am
How to save vegetable seed 11 am