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

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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

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

Read about the optional practicum.

Contact: julia.dupuis [at]

Denman Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 25, 2020          9:30 to 2:30
Denman Community Hall, 1196 NorthWest Road
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] or Erika Bland erikaaction [at]

Fêtes des semences de la Petite-Nation

25 janvier 2020          10h00-17h00
Centre communautaire 378 C, rue Papineau (rue Montfortains N), Papineauville (Outaouais)
Papineauville, QC

Venez découvrir et discuter avec des semenciers, des entreprises agricoles et des artisans québécois. C’est l’endroit idéal pour vous procurer vos semences et une diversité de produits horticoles. Vous aurez la chance d’enrichir vos connaissances grâce à notre programme de conférences et ateliers pratiques.

Venez en grand nombre pour cette 3e édition !

Contact: (819) 983-1714 fetespn [at]

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Galiano Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 25, 2020          9:00 to 4:00
Galiano South End Community Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Rd
Galiano Island, BC

Hosted by the Seed Library of Galiano Society

Vendors and seed borrowing/swapping opportunities
Guest speakers: Nancy Turner, Keely Nixon
Lunch: Chef Josh Blumenthal will provide lunch for sale

More information:

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]

More information:

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 1, 2020          10 to 3
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St
Qualicum Beach, BC

"Seeding the Future"
Speakers: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chris (Farmer) Brown
Topic: 'Local Food Solves Global Problems'

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Joyce McMenamon
Topic: 'Backyard Composting'

Other Activities: 70+ Participants, Seed Swap, Master Gardeners, Seedy Cafe, Milner Garden's 'Shoots with Roots' children's program, Door Prizes & Raffle

Contact: Murray Chantler 250 248-7712 Email: publicity [at]

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Fête des semences de Nicolet

1er février 2020          9h30-16h00
Centre des arts populaires 725, Boul. Louis Fréchette, Nicolet J3T 1L6
Nicolet, QC

Venez nous visiter en grand nombre. Entrée gratuite, nourriture sur place.

Contact: (819) 293-4646 [at]

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Fête des semences de La Pocatière

2 février 2020          10h30-15h30
Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, Campus La Pocatiere 401 rue Poiré, La Pocatière
La Pocatière, QC

Le Jardin Floral de La Pocatière vous convie à la toute première édition de La Fête des semences des semences de La Pocatière. Cette fête se veut un événement rassembleur et chaleureux au cœur de l'hiver, où il sera possible de faire l'achat de vos semences potagères, médicinales et aromatiques. Les visiteurs iront à la rencontre de semenciers québécois ainsi que d'autres acteurs du milieu horticole pour échanger et approfondir leurs connaissances.
Des conférences gratuites, un atelier d'échange de semences pour les semenciers amateurs ainsi qu'une exposition artistique sont un bref résumé su ce qui vous y attends. Venez en grand nombre!

Contact: ou

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Winnipeg Seedy Saturday

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

Every year, gardeners, farmers, and everyday citizens gather to share knowledge and seeds. There will be seed vendors and organizations in attendance and a table will be set up for those who would like to exchange seeds that they’ve saved themselves. Entrance is by donation.

Contact: winnipegseedysaturday [at]

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Niagara South Seedy Saturday

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

Huge seed swap all day
Heirloom/Heritage seed producers and vendors
Speakers, including Steven Biggs (author) Emma Biggs (author) from Toronto
Seedy Cafe
Related vendors and displays, including bee keeping, preserves, soil amendments, plants, natural products.
A wealth of information, lots of like minded folks and a good vibe !

Contact: treeandtwig [at]

More information:

Fête des semences de Montréal

8 et 9 février 2020          9h00-17h00
Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, 4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 3V4
Montréal, QC

Espace pour la vie et Cultiver Montréal sont fiers de présenter la 20e édition de la Fête des semences, qui aura lieu sous la voûte du Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan.

Démarrez la planification de votre saison de jardinage dès le 8 février, en venant butiner les kiosques d'une vingtaine d'artisans semenciers québécois. Faites le plein de semences biologiques de fleurs, de fines herbes, de plantes médicinales et de légumes anciens ou méconnus. Rencontrez les producteurs locaux et profitez du détour pour cultiver vos connaissances en participant à des ateliers pratiques et des conférences sur l'agriculture urbaine.

Nous vous conseillons de prévoir de l’argent comptant. L'entrée pour l'événement est gratuite.

Métro Viau

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Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 8, 2020          10 to 3
Farmer's Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC

Contact: ssiseedysaturday [at]

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Osoyoos Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 8, 2020          10 to 3
Sonora Community Centre
Osoyoos, BC

Buy seeds and food. Learn about seeds and food. Network with your community about seeds and food. Have fun with seeds and food! Start thinking about your foodie summer!

Accepting applications for vendors. Admission by donation.

Contact: Carla Hick, okanaganseedsavers [at]

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Almonte Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 8, 2020          9:00 to 3:00
Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Rd
Almonte, ON

Participate in the seed exchange by giving away what you don't need and taking home some things you do. Stock up your seed collections with the help of our quality, local seed vendors from all over the Ottawa Valley. Scoop up some of the delicious preserves, foodie bundles and artisan products. Dibble through the plethora of unique and quality garden products and find yourself the perfect accoutrement to add to your garden expressions! Make a day of it and stay for an enticing homemade brunch from the Civitan Hall's Canteen. Get inspired by some of our local horticulture clubs or our excellent speakers offering free seminars every hour. And if you start feeling stuck in the mud, ask for help and expert's advice offered at the Master Gardener's table!

Contact: johvi.leeck [at]

Brandon Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 9, 2020          11 to 4
East End Community Centre, 405 Park Street
Brandon, MB

Hosted by Assiniboine Food Forest and East End Community Centre

In addition to the seed swap at the heart of our event, local vendors will also be on-site offering seeds, snacks, refreshments, and other artisanal goods!

Contact: Assiniboine Food Forest Inc.foodforestassiniboine [at] 204-728-6278

More information:

Victoria Seedy Saturday

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

Presentd by the James Bay Market Society
Admission is $8 Under 16 Free.
Seed Exchange
Book Exchange
Over 60 vendors with a wide range of gardening-related tool, plants, information and more

A full day of over 14 speakers and workshops with topics ranging from how to grow a seed, container gardening and composting for gardeners to growing your own pizza ingredients, growing Japanese vegetables, getting rid of invasive weeds, starting native plants from seed and more.

We are actively seeking vendors please email or call 250 381 5323


Contact: info [at]

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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!
Lots of displays by local gardening-related groups
Seeds for sale by local vendors
Activities for children
For more info, contact Kim McGibbon at kim [at]

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]

Fête des semences de Thetford Mines

15 février 2020          10h00-16h00
Centre de réception du Mont Granit. 912, ch du Mont Granit Ouest, Thetford Mines, G6G 5R7
Thetford Mines, QC

Entrée gratuite, conférences sur place, animation et atelier pour les enfants en avant midi.

Contact: gam.steph [at]

Mayne Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 15, 2020          12 to 3
Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Road
Mayne Island, BC

Hosted by Mayne Island Agricultural Society and Museum and the Mayne Island Conservancy.

This Seedy Saturday will feature local organizations, a grower-to-grower seed exchange, children's activities and guest speakers. This year we will also be introducing a Seed Library program with the community. Featured presenters include Lori Weidenhammer, aka Madame Beespeaker, a performance-based interdisciplinary artist, Linda Beer, Environmental Technologist, Master Gardener and Farmer and Galiano’s Chair of the Seed Library, Colleen Doty. The day will conclude at 7:30 pm with the film:“Symphony of the Soil”

More details available at

Contact: selena.flood [at]

More information: Facebook:

Fête des semences de St-Apollinaire

16 février 2020          10h00-16h00
Salle communautaire de St-Apollinaire, au 83 rue Boucher, Qc, G0S 2E0
St-Apollinaire, QC

Venez nombreux a la 17ème édition !

Entrée gratuite

Exposants, ateliers, conférences, tables d'échanges, tirages et pleins de surprises !

Contact: ou

More information: ou Facebook

Stratford Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 16, 2020          11am - 2pm
Local Community Food Center, 612 Erie Street
Stratford, ON

- local seed vendors
- community groups
- gardening workshops
- nature crafts for kids
- seedy cafe

Bring your seeds to swap!
Sign up for a plot at the Dufferin Park Community Garden!
Door prizes!
Silent Auction!

$2 suggested donation (to Seeds of Diversity)

Contact: info [at], 519-508-3663 ext 1008, or Alice Mainland at amainland [at]

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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], 416-397-1375

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Cook's Creek Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 22, 2020          9 to 3
Cook's Creek community Centre, Zora Rd & PTH 212
Cook's Creek, MB

Seed exchange, displays, 2 seminars 9-1pm
In celebration of Manitoba's 150 th Birthday in 2020.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - 1PM Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, Historian, Topic - History of Agriculture, Horticulture in Manitoba

Bring your Open Pollinated seeds for exchange!
We also encourage you to bring your own beverage container & bags to keep carbon footprint to minimum!

Contact: treelady [at]

Creston Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 22, 2020          10 to 1
Creston and District Community Complex
Creston, BC

The Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank will have Seedy Saturday at the Creston Farmers' Market again this year. Seeds of over 35 varieties of tomatoes and many other vegetables. Free admission, seeds by donation. Contact dmseedbank [at]

More information:

One Seed, One Community Launch Party

Saturday February 22, 2020          2:30 to 3:30
Idea Exchange Preston 435 King Street East
Cambridge, ON

Celebrate the launch of One Seed, One Community by enjoying musical performances, participating in family fun, and picking up free seeds to plant, harvest, enjoy and give back to the community over the course of the program.

Facebook event:

Contact: ecampbell [at]

Yorkton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 22, 2020          11am - 4pm
Dreambuilders High School, 345 Broadway St.
Yorkton, SK

No cost to attend - donations including non perishable food items accepted. Cash donation sent to Seeds of Diversity and food items donated to the school.

Contact: Stacey Tress 306-641-4239

More information:

Lanaudière Seedy Saturday

Feb 22-23, 2020          
Salle Jean-Antoine Leprohon, 140, rue Émélie Bolduc, Sainte-Émélie-de-l’Énergie
Lanaudière, QC

La Fête des Semences de Lanaudière 2020

Samedi 22 février de 10h00 à 17h00 + soirée en musique
Dimanche 23 février de 10h00 à 16h00

Au programme:
Marché public
Échanges de semences
Buffet du terroir
Ateliers et conférences

Informations :
info [at]

Oakville Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 23, 2020          10 to 3
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Oakville, ON

Oakville's 2nd Annual Seedy Sunday!

Join us Sunday February 23, 2020 from 10am to 3pm at Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre for a gardening event inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada. This event will celebrate gardening focused on sustainable, local practices and products including:

*Huge seed swap all day with Oakville Public Library
*Heirloom and heritage seed producers and vendors
*Speakers, garden tool swap and gardening book swap
*Seedy Cafe
*Kids Activity Centre
*Opportunities for meeting and networking with other gardeners and experts

A wealth of information, lots of like minded folks and good vibes!

A Free event for everyone. Please bring a donations of a non-perishable food item.


Contact: grow [at]

More information:

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          9:00 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library, Queen St
Kitchener, ON

Seed swap and lots of seed and garden vendors.
Free seminars.
Q&A with Master Gardeners
Hosted by the Kitchener Horticulture Society

Facebook event:

Contact: brucemacneil2001 [at]

More information:

Sault Ste. Marie Seedy Saturday

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


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]

Toronto-Parkdale Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          11 to 4
Parkdale Library 1303 Queen St West (west of Dufferin)
Toronto-Parkdale, ON

Seedy Saturday and Green Fair
Organized by Greenest City and Toronto Urban Growers
Your chance to meet other gardening aficionados in your neighbourhood, exchange or buy seeds, see demonstrations and gather ideas.

Contact: rhonda [at]

More information:

Gillies Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          12:30 - 4
Gillies Community Centre
Gillies, ON

1-1:45 Monarch Butterflies
2-2:45 Permaculture Gardens
3-3:45 Bees in the Garden

Various garden, community, ecological booths.
Door prizes $2 admission
Seed Swap and Sales all day
Savoury & Sweet treats for sale
Garden Book & Magazine Swap

All proceeds support Gillies Community Centre!

Contact: alegriafarmandgarden [at]

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:

Penticton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 2
Okanagan College (Jimmy Pattison Centre)
Penticton, BC

15th Annual Penticton Seedy Saturday 2020
Supporting Incredible Edible Penticton Society

Free parking and free workshops
Seed exchange, organic and heritage seeds for sale, bedding plants, perennials, honey, juice...and MORE!

Contact: ediblepenticton [at]

More information:

Robson Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 3
Dunster Schoolhouse "Downtown Dunster"
Robson Valley, BC

Sponsored by
Open Gate Community Garden

Lunch provided - by donation
Childcare provided -by donation
Admission - by donation

Get those green thumbs itching and drive away the winter blues,
with lots of exhibits, talks throughout the day, displays of seeds and garden supplies, etc.
Featuring our Local Seed Library
Great free advice, hands-on demos, tables of free garden books and magazines, garden supply displays, and other displays.
Bring along your own seeds to share. Swap for seeds that others bring. Buy Locally Grown Seeds!
Speakers from 10am to 3pm on all subjects about seed saving, gardening and growing healthy food.
A day in the middle of winter to dream and talk about this year's gardens with fellow local gardeners and seed-savers.
All Welcome!
Contact Pete Amyoony for more information at:
250-968-4334 or peteam [at]

Sooke Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 3
Sooke Community Hall 2037 Shields Road, opposite the Legion on Eustace Rd
Sooke, BC

Gear up for Gardening at Sooke’s 11th annual Seedy Saturday!

Sooke Food CHI presents the Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s one-day seed and local food growing event. The day will showcase a range of seed and plant vendors, a seed exchange table,educational displays and a Kids Zone for a great family-friendly event.

Interested in Volunteering? Watch for more info or send an email to info [at]

More information:

Truro Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 2
Douglas Street Recreation Centre at 40 Douglas St.
Truro, NS

It is wheelchair accessible. It is hosted by Living Earth Council. There will be workshops tba.

Picton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 to 3
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (gymnasium) 46 Barker St,
Picton, ON

Contact: seedysaturdaypicton [at]

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10am - 4pm
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC

It’s time to start dreaming about seeds for your garden. The place to get seeds from BC growers is our own Seedy Saturday.

Our vendors are organic growers from BC so you know the seeds are grown in conditions similar to your garden. So plan to come to Seedy Saturday in the Floral Hall, enjoy a few lectures, buy some seeds & plants from local vendors, talk to the growers.

Hosted by Vancouver Master Gardeners

Admission by Donation – Part Door Proceeds to VBGA Education Programs

Brampton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          
Brampton, ON

Organized by Brampton Horticultural Society with the City of Brampton

Sorrento Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 29, 2020          10 am until 3 pm
Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Rd
Sorrento, BC

Seed Swap

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] or (519) 650-9336 ext 115.

Contact: taryn.jarvis [at]

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
Contact me for more information leah [at]

Ottawa Seedy Saturday

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

Contact: grethesgardens [at]

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 [at]

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

Contact: sharonandtom [at]

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10am-3pm
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth St.,
London, ON

SHOP local vendor marketplace for seeds, supplies and garden décor. LEARN from regional gardening experts at the all-day speaker’s series including Sean James at 10:30 a.m. 'What We Used To Kill', Julie Dorssers at 12:00 p.m. "For The Love Of Trees", and Brenda Gallagher at 1:30 p.m. "Invasive Species Problems". Meet London’s garden community enthusiasts! Practical advice and how-to GROW gardening techniques. Annual SEED Exchange! Enjoy St. Anne’s pies at the café and so much more.

Admission $5.

Children under 12 FREE

More information:

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]

Shuswap Seedy Saturday

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

Contact: shuswapseedsavers [at]

More information:

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

Our Speakers will be: Julia Common - representing "Hives for Humanity" and Brian Campbell - Master BeeKeeper

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

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]

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.

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] or jennyg33 [at]

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.
Free Admission
Contact jenedwardss [at]

Upper Tantallon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          12 to 4
St. Luke's United Church, 5374 St. Margaret's Bay Rd
Upper Tantallon, NS

Leap into Growing!
Details tba.

Contact: SMBGardeningClub [at]

More information:

Newmarket Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          10 to 2
Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr
Newmarket, ON

Seed Stories: Building Communities

York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Newmarket Seedy Saturday event! Bring your packets of seeds, a seed story to share or friends to check everything out with!

- Seed Exchange
- Speakers & Workshops
- Seed, Garden and Craft Vendors
- Resource Table
- Delicious Food, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate & Water
- Kids Corner – Children’s Activities
- Launch of the ‘Seed Stories: Building Communities’ Zine

Check back soon for our full event schedule and list of vendors

Contact: jessicat [at], (905) 841-3101 ext. 208

Visit our website and follow us on social media to stay up to date:

Fête des semences de Québec

7 et 8 mars 2020          
Québec, QC

Hillsborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          
Hillsborough Farmers Market, 2807 Main St.
Hillsborough, NB

Free Admission
Seed Swap Table
Local Seed Companies
Garden Related Vendors

Lisa Brown, Farmer Browns Greenhouse: Preparing Your Garden
Bob Osborne, Cornhill Nursery: Flowers
Frank Cochrane, Cochrane Family Farm: Top 5 easiest seeds to save
Maurice Leger, Pumpkin Hill Farm: Hand Tools for the Market Garden

Contact: Angela MacDougall angela.macdougall [at]

Charlottetown Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2020          1-3pm
Confederation Centre Public Library
Charlottetown, PE

Workshop at 1 pm
Seed exchange at 2 pm
Carina Phillips will be leading the seed saving workshops.

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]
Phone: 250-762-2975

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Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 8, 2020          10 to 3
Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre on Highway 41
Ottawa Valley, ON

The 13th Annual Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday.

Lillooet Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 8, 2020          10 am to 2 pm
REC Centre Gym
Lillooet, BC

Admission: free. Donations welcome!

Seed sales and Swap. Lillooet Seed Library.
Market vendors and Display tables.
Rainshadow cafe catered by Paisley. Organic coffee roasted locally by Vast Mountain.
Kid friendly art and activity area. Raffle and fantastic prizes!!
Bring seeds for winnowing. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Eleanor at lillooetfoodmatters [at] 778-770-1649

Seed Saving with Bob Wildfong from Seeds of Diversity

Wednesday March 11, 2020          6:30 to 7:30
Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King Street East
Cambridge, ON

Learn how to save your own flower, vegetable, and herb seeds. Bob Wildfong, Horticultural Specialist at the Region of Waterloo Museums and Executive Director of Seeds of Diversity Canada, will lead you through all the steps of harvesting, drying, and storing seeds for successful home seed saving

Contact: ecampbell [at]

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]

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          10 to 2
OLPH Parish Hall
Kamloops, BC

Annual Community Event celebrating heirloom seeds and gardening, featuring seed swap, agricultural vendors, community workshops.
Admission $2, seniors students free.

Contact: Daniela Basile ~ office.250-573-2937 ~ info [at]

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          12 to 4
Britannia Shipyards in Steveston
Richmond, BC

We’ll have many seed, gardening and plant vendors including the Richmond Garden Club, Edible Oasis, David Suzuki, SPEC and Spectrum Gardening. Folks from the Richmond Garden Club will give a workshop and we’ll have many other activities so bring the whole family down. Get local seeds, learn something new and make new friends.

Contact: Sarina Clay-Smith, coordinator [at]

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]

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Saskatoon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          10 to 3
Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK

Featuring seed savers, vendors and exhibitors, environmentally-conscious organizations and farms, musicians, children’s activities,

informational workshops and much more! Café service available. Cash only admission of $5 per adult / $2 per child or by donation.

Contact: urbanag [at]

Powell River Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          
Recreation Complex
Powell River, BC

Kingston Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          10 to 3
LCVI, 153 Van Order Dr.
Kingston, ON

The Kingston Seedy Saturday Committee is excited to host the 13th annual Kingston Seed Saturday!!!

Come out to LCVI with the whole family and celebrate local seeds. Come early for the always popular Kids and Seeds workshop and to meet our local seed growers. Bring your seeds to share at the Seed Swap Table, the heart of the event. Can't wait to see you this March!

The event is accessible and open to every with a suggested $2 donation at the door. All donations benefit local seed security initiatives.

Contact: kingstonseedysaturday [at]

Fête des Semences de Verdun

14 mars 2020          10h00-15h00
Grand Potager 7000 boul. LaSalle, Verdun (Montréal) H4H 1R2
Verdun (Montréal), QC

Prenez de l'avance sur l'été et venez rencontrer des semenciers et fournisseurs de produits de jardinage biologiques à l'occasion de la Fête des semences de Verdun !

Échange de semences
Plusieurs semenciers
Entreprises écologiques locales
Conférences de jardinage et semences

Contact: (514) 248-4901

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Robert's Creek Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          11am - 3pm
Roberts Creek Community School 1088 Roberts Creek Rd
Robert's Creek, BC

25th Annual Seedy Saturday Sunshine Coast
run by One Straw Society

To volunteer, sell, trade, or attend, please contact: events [at]

Central Algoma Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          10-3
Central Algoma Secondary School, Desbarats
Central Algoma, ON

*Seed swap *Seed sales *Presentations *Greenhouse tour *Kids' activities *Farmers market and gardening vendors *Environmental exhibitors *Food *Prizes

Bring the whole family; stay for the day. Admission by donation.

Bringing together gardeners, farmers and seed savers passionate about gardening, food security and the environment.

Find us on Facebook

Contact: seedysat [at] or call (705) 782-0732

Essex Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          11 am to 2 pm
Essex Retirees Center, 32 Russell St.
Essex, ON

There will be vendors and raffles as well as a couple of Master Gardeners to offer advice.

Contact: Essex County Gardening Group

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Summerside Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2020          1-3pm
Rotary Library
Summerside, PE

Workshop at 1 pm
Seed Exchange at 2 pm
Carina Phillips will be leading the seed saving workshops.

Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 15, 2020          
Peterborough, ON

Location and time to be confirmed

Contact: urbantomato [at]

Squamish Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 15, 2020          10 to 2
Brennan Park, 1009 Centennial Way
Squamish, BC

Buy local seeds direct from the producer, reserve your local heirloom tomato plants, meet local environmental organizations, learn about medicinal plants, mushroom plugs and tinctures, ethical meat sourcing and more.

Fun for the whole family on the program!
The Turmeric trailer and 1914 Coffee Co. will be on site selling their deliciousness. (Bring your mug!)
Entry by donation.
Free to kids, students, seniors and bus pass holder.

Contact: If you wish to join us as a vendor or volunteer, please contact marie.eve.trigg [at]

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]

More information: seedscw [at]

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]

Orillia Seedy Saturday

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

Contact: manageroffm [at]

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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]

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

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]
Contact Jen or Stephen Fisher-Bradley for more info at wfwi [at]
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

Contact: emoniz [at]

Haldimand Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          9am - 2pm
Riverside Exhibition Centre, Caledonia
Haldimand, 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.

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Calgary Seedy Saturday

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

Contact: calgaryseedysaturday [at]

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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
*Learn More about sustainable gardening practices
*Seed Vendors
*Local Community Organizations
*Aquaponics Tours

Contact: katie [at]

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Stewiacke Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10 to 2
5336 Hwy 289, Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall
Stewiacke Valley, NS

Stewiacke Valley Seedy Saturday & Healthy Living Event

Seed Swap, Seed Vendors, Workshops, Information Booths – Free Admission

For more information email cochranefamilyfarm [at] 902-671-2378

Fête des semences de Val-David

21 mars 2020          10h-15h30
2580 rue de l'église à l'école St-Jean-Baptiste
Val-David, QC

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Niagara North/St. Catharines Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          10:00am - 3:00pm
St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church St., St. Catharines
Niagara North/St. Catharines, ON

presented by Master Gardeners of Niagara

Non-perishable food items appreciated
Bring non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds to exchange

• A host of topical speakers am & pm
• Raffle sponsored by Stokes Seeds
• Master Gardeners’ advice clinic
• Children’s hands-on activities
• Organic snacks & beverage for purchase
• Free parking in the rear


Contact: e-mail: niagara [at]

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Montague Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 21, 2020          1-3pm
Rotary Library
Montague, PE

Workshop at 1pm
Seed exchange at 2pm
Carina Phillips will be leading the seed-saving workshops

Duncan Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 22, 2020          10 to 2
Siem Le'lum Gymnasium 5574 River Road
Duncan, BC

Contact: kat [at]

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Fête des semences Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

22 mars 2020          
Salle Multifonctionnelle, Hôtel de ville 610, rue Lévesque, Larouche, G0W 1Z0
Larouche, QC

La Fête des semences, c'est le début officiel de la saison de jardinage : conférences, semenciers et kiosques viennent nous alimenter sur les thèmes du jardinage et de l'agriculture urbaine. Débutants ou passionnés de longue date, venez nous rencontrer!

Contact: almaentransition [at] marlene.hudon [at]

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Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 22, 2020          
Edmonton, AB

Lumby Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 22, 2020          
Lumby, BC

Contact: lumbyseedswap [at]

Toronto/Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          11 AM to 4 PM
ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ( formerly Blessed Cardinal Newman HS), 100 Brimley Rd S ( south of Kingston Road )
Toronto/Scarborough, ON


Come out and learn more about gardening, buy organic/heirloom seeds or visit our Seed Exchange! Then stop by one of our local garden clubs, gardening vendors tables and ask an expert! Toronto Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions. And there will be workshops throughout the day.

And please take time to visit our many Environmental booths - learn how to live more sustainably and what you can do to help this planet.

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 Park People. Be a steward and bring in your used electronics and batteries for recycling! And there will be kids events too.

For info on the event including vendors and workshops–

or email us at scarboroseedysaturday [at]

Summerland Seedy Saturday

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

Contact: seedysaturday.summerlandgardens [at]

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:

Contact: Bridget Indelicato at info [at]

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] to participate or for more information.

Guelph Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          
Guelph, ON

Seedy Saturday is part of our week long Resillience Festival.

Fête des semences de la Montérégie

28 et 29 mars 2020          10h00-17h00
Salle Eulalie Durocher, 857 Riverside, porte 19, St-Lambert
St-Lambert, QC

l'horaire du samedi est 10h00-17h00
le dimanche est 10h00-16h00

Contact: onoel [at]

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Milton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          9-3pm
Sherwood Community Centre, 6355 Main St W
Milton, ON

Admission is $5 and kids are free

Speaker line-up:

9:30 to 10 :30am— Katherine Granger
Seeds of Embolc
“Growing Good Food"

11:00 to noon - Emma Biggs
Author of ‘Gardening with Emma’
‘A Kid to Kid Guide to Gardening’

12:30 to 1:30 —Sean James
Sean James Consulting & Design
‘What to do with a Downpour’

2:00 to 3:00—Julie Speck
The Flower Shed
‘Planters that look good all year’

Garden market place filled with Vendors and exhibitors.
There will also be a kids area, hourly draws, Penny auction, refreshments and more.

Contact: Lianne Krane lkrane [at]

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Breadalbane Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2020          3-5pm
venue TBA
Breadalbane, PE

Workshop at 3pm
Seed exchange at 4pm
Carina Phillips will be leading the seed-saving workshops

Sherwood Park Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 29, 2020          9:30am to 4:30pm
Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB

Edgewood Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 29, 2020          
Edgewood, BC

Contact: edgewoodseedswap [at]

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Road (QEW and Highway 10)
Mississauga, ON

Contact: Carole Berry

More information: seedysaturdayMississauga [at]

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

Contact: heritage [at]

Wiarton Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10 to 2
Wiarton Arena & Community Centre
Wiarton, ON

Free seed/book exchange featuring educational talks and engaging garden-related vendors. All-ages. Entry by donation.

More information available at:

Contact: Caleb Hull crrhull [at] or The Wiarton & District Agricultural Society wiartonfallfair [at]

Peachland Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10 to 3
Peachland Community Center 4450- 6th Street
Peachland, BC

Hosted by Peachland Wellness Center Community Gardens.
Vendors, seed exchange, and presentations

Contact Volunteer Facilitator Community Gardens and Okanagan Master Gardener Darlene Romanko darleneromanko [at]
Phone 778 363 0713

Hope Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10 to 2
Hope Community Garden corner Coquihalla Street and Seventh Ave.
Hope, BC

Vendors and seed borrowing/swapping opportunities

Fun children's activities and numerous door prizes! Admission by donation.

Lunch: Hot dogs for sale
Contact: Esther Brysch 604 206 1775.text or call

Cherryville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          
Cherryville, BC

Contact: cherryvilleseedswap [at]

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10-2
Clearwater, BC

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2020          9 to 3
Fernie Family Centre on 4th Avenue
Fernie, BC

Co-sponsored by Fernie Community EcoGarden and Fernie Family Garden
featuring Our Cold Climate Seed Library, local seed swap, kids' activities, seed vendors, bake sale and more!

Annapolis Royal Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 25, 2020          9 to 12
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, 441 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, NS

Join us for Seedy Saturday, rain or shine during the Winter Farmers Market at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.
Free admission. Seed and seedling vendors, community seed swap table, seed saving information, kids' activities, door prize.

Contact: admin [at]