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

Annual Gathering of Ecological Seed Growers

Friday November 23, 2018          
Camp Papillon
Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez (Lanaudière), QC

The annual gathering of ecological seed growers in Quebec will be taking place in partnership with the Rendez-Vous Automnal de la CAPÉ, at the Camp Papillon in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez (Lanaudière). The program for the fall growers meeting on November 23rd is finally out!

You can see the full program for the annual growers meeting here: http://goo.gl/ykbqVr.
You can register here : https://www.cape.coop/rendez-vous-automnal/

ACORN Conference

November 26 - 28, 2018          
Delta Hotel
Charlottetown, PE

The conference is a fun, three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors, and businesses from across the region and beyond!

More information: www.acornorganic.org/conference

BC Community Seed Grower Webinar

Wednesday November 28, 2018          10 am to 12 pm PST

As we approach the end of another exciting year of organic seed production in BC we want to reach out to BC seed growers to share some of our program's success and challenges from 2018 and look ahead to 2019 and what the New Year may bring.

We invite seed growers, seed advocates, and seed event organizers from across BC to join us at this webinar!

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/bc-community-seed-grower-webinar-tickets-51669167872?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=90ca7961ac&mc_eid=45139bbd48

ECOSGN-EFAO Conference

December 4 - 6, 2018          
Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road South
London, ON

The Bi-annual ECOSGN Conference is happening December 4 - 6, 2018, in London, ON in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO). It is sure to be a fantastic conference, chock full of great seed content. If you are interested in attending, you may be eligible for a Capacity Building Grant to support up to $500 of your travel and registration costs.

Contact: conference [at] efao.ca

More information: conference.efao.ca/

Seeds of Diversity's Seed Celebration and AGM

Tuesday December 4, 2018          7:30 pm
Four Point by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Rd S
London, ON

Our annual AGM takes place alongside the EFAO-ECOSGN conference this year. Plan to attend both! The AGM is free without paying for the conference. Only members may vote, but all are welcome at our AGM.

Notre réunion générale annuelle aura lieu à la même occasion de la conférence EFAO-ECOSGN cette année. Venez assistez aux deux! Les membres sont les bienvenus, mais tous peuvent y assister.

Contact: mail [at] seeds.ca

More information: www.seeds.ca

Fête des semences de Gatineau

A venir          
Gatineau, QC

Détails à venir

Saanich Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 12, 2019          
Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria
Saanich, BC

Speaker(s) at 11 and 1 : Tba.
Local certified organic seeds, produce, children's table, quality vendors.
$7 includes entry to gardens at HCP.

Refreshments available at Charlotte and the Quail: http://www.charlotteandthequail.ca/
Contact and registrations: Haliburton Farm - info [at] haliburtonfarm.org

We ask a Safe Seed Pledge form as part of the vendor application form.
Best wishes and thanks for your encouragement of valuable Seedy Saturday across the country.

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 2, 2019          10 to 3:30
QB Civic Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC

"Seeding the Future"

More information: www.qbseedysaturday.ca/

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 2, 2019          10 to 3
St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School 88 Macaulay Street East
Hamilton, ON

Green Venture is once again hosting this event.

Please join our Facebook group "Green Venture Seedy Saturday" to keep up to date and informed about this annual event.

Contact: Kelly.Vanwalleghem [at] greenventure.ca

Fête des semences de Nicolet

Samedi le 2 février 2019          
Nicolet, QC

Détails à venir

Brantford Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 9, 2019          
Brantford, ON

Victoria Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 16, 2019          10 to 4:30
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC

Contact: info [at] victoriaseedysaturday.ca

Thunder Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 16, 2019          1-4
Oliver Road Community Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

St. Thomas Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 16, 2019          10 to 3
St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis Street
St. Thomas, ON

Contact Jonathan at 519-631-6050, ext. 8014

Mayne Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 16, 2019          12 to 3:30
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Road
Mayne Island, BC

Anxious to get out in the garden? Come to Seedy Saturday, trade saved seeds, connect and share knowledge with other keen gardeners. Kids, plant seeds to take home!

Admission by donation.

Contact: mayneagsociety [at] gmail.com

Fête des semences de Sawyerville

Samedi 16 février 2019          9h00 à 16h30
Sawyerville, QC

Pour plus d'informations: info.chantalbolduc99 [at] bell.net

Contact: Chantal Bolduc 1-819-889-3186

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          
TBA
Mississauga, ON

Contact: seedysaturdaycoordinator [at] uucm.ca

Toronto-North York Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          10 to 3
Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto-North York, ON

TBG’s annual Seedy Saturday and Get the Jump on Spring garden show are happening together again this year – two events in one! There will be many seed vendors, a community seed swap, workshops, talks, horticultural group exhibitors, a floral design competition and show, a café, and a big book sale of used gardening books! Admission is free, donations greatly appreciated.

Vendors please register here.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLYmumJiJA5950uZ1YPS3Eo1IEysxMKm8JI-hlncPwhapN0w/viewform

Contact: Mark: librarian [at] torontobotanicalgarden.ca

Tofino Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          
Tofino Botanical Gardens
Tofino, BC

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          10 to 4
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

Hosted by Vancouver Master Gardeners.
For more information – contact Lynne - NTL234 [at] telus.net

Truro Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          10 to 2
Douglas Street Recreation Centre
Truro, NS

Free!!!!!
Workshops,seed sellers,seed swap. children's activities and a lot more.
More information on Living Earth Council's Facebook page..

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Living Earth Council
LECTruro [at] gmail.com
Facebook: Living Earth Council

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          9 to 2:30
Library, 85 Queen St N
Kitchener, ON

The Kitchener Public Library, the Kitchener Horticultural Society, the Kitchener Master Gardeners and the Horticultural Societies of District 19, Waterloo Region are again cooperating to bring you the annual Seedy Saturday.
In addition to being able to swap seeds, attendees can purchase seeds, seedlings/plants and products from the vendors. Seed swaps have become more important for those of us concerned to have heritage seed that hasn’t been altered or modified or patent-ed. So, save your seed and bring it to the event.
There will also be lots of vendors to visit and speakers to hear. We hope the event will be even greater than 2018 and attract more than the estimated 700 people that attended.

Contact: admin [at] kitchenerhs.ca

More information: www.kitchenerhs.ca

Blind Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          
Blind Bay Hall
Blind Bay, BC

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10 am to 3 pm
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
London, ON

Garden, Learn & Shop…

Seedy Saturday is well-known for its reputation of inspiring a passion for gardening each spring! This annual event offers the best value in town for seeds, supplies, and how-to advice for home gardeners.

Over 50 Booths – Gardening advice, educational displays, garden catalogs, supplies and services for home gardeners.

Swap Seeds – Bring your own seeds and swap for seeds that other home gardeners bring to share.

Speaker Presentations – Improve your knowledge of environmental issues and growing practices.

Stay All Day…Visit St. Anne’s onsite open kitchen! You can buy and take home Heavenly Pies.

Admission $5. Kids under 12yrs. FREE

Contact: lonmidmastergardeners [at] gmail.com

More information: www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.ca

Newmarket Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10-2
Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr
Newmarket, ON

York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Seedy Saturday event.

There will be a Seed Swap, a Seed Library, Resource area, market place, kidz korner, food, an interactive area and more this year!

Vendors are welcome to apply with Marissaw [at] yrfn.ca , (905) 841-3101 x 205

Utopia Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          
Utopia, ON

Vendors, farmers, gardeners and more. Join us to swap seeds/roots collected during the fall Harvest. Event is supported by the Utopia Hall, Happy Hens, Grow-A-Row Plant-A-Row and Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Park. Regular participants include Aware Essa, Marric Gardens, Moondance Organic Farm, and Bradford Greenhouse. At the end of the day you take away knowledge and seeds to start your spring/summer garden!

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10 to 12
Richmond, BC

The Seedy Saturday will be a celebration of all things seeds and gardening. We will have local plant retailers, workshops, presenters and music. More information will be to come as we get closer to the date. We hope you can join us for our 10th annual Seedy Saturday event.

Contact: coordinator [at] richmondfoodsecurity.org

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          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

Local Guest Chef

Childrens Activities

LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES

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

Contact: info [at] ssolgardens.com

Regina Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK

The theme of this year’s event is Building Community Through Gardening. Our communications sponsor is Benchmark Public Relations. We offer a Seed exchange, garden design assistance, kids’ area, presentations, and seed vendors.

Ottawa Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

Seedy Saturday is primarily a seed sale and exchange.
Gardening talks in the garden room every hour.

Contact: Greta Kryger at greta [at] seeds-organic.com

Ladner Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10 to 3
All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Drive
Ladner, BC

Seed Swap, Various Garden Themed Vendors plus two very
informative Speakers
Admission by donation

Speakers: Amanda Jarret ( subject topic not available yet)
Kristin Crouch " " "

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

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          10 to 3
Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Comox Valley, BC

Admission $5

Saskatoon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 9, 2019          10 to 3
Station 20 West – 1120 20th Street W
Saskatoon, SK

Chep Good Food will host our annual Seedy Saturday.

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 9, 2019          10 to 12
rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Rd, Cambridge
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.

This event is FREE

Kingston Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 9, 2019          10 to 3
LCVI high school, 153 Van Order Dr
Kingston, ON

Come celebrate local seeds! Learn how to save your own seeds, swap seeds with others and visit our local seed vendors-activities for the whole family!

Suggested donation of $2 at the door.

www.seedsgrowfood.org

kingstonseedysaturday [at] gmail.com

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 10, 2019          10 am to 3 pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre
Kelowna, BC

Fee: Adults $2, Children under 12 Free
Parking: Free
All your favourite Vendors, Free Master Gardener Workshops and children’s activities.

Contact: kelownaseedysunday [at] gmail.com

More information:

Port Alberni Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 16, 2019          10 to 2
Char's Landing 4815 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC

Our theme is Grow Your Own.
Co-sponsored by Women's Food and Water Initiative and Alberni Valley Transition Towns Society.

Wear your GREEN for St Patrick's Day!

Contact: Jen Fisher-Bradley wfwi [at] shaw.ca

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 16, 2019          
Calgary, AB

Bradford Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 16, 2019          9:30 to 3:00
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library 425 Holland St. W.
Bradford, ON

The BWG Seed Library in partnership with the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library will be presenting its inaugural 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

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 17, 2019          11 to 4
11113 113 St
Edmonton, AB

Contact: edmontonseedysunday [at] gmail.com

Beeton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 23, 2019          10 to 3
D.A. Jones Branch Library, 42 Main Street West
Beeton, ON

Beeton Seed Library in partnership with the Beeton Horticultural Society and the D.A. Jones Branch Library presents the second 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

Quinte West Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 23, 2019          10 to 2
Prince Charles Public School, Trenton
Quinte West, ON

Campbell River Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 23, 2019          10 to 1
Campbell River Community Centre
Campbell River, BC

Seeds, plants, gardening expo and information. Lil’ Sprouts corner for children and much more. If you are interested in participating as a vendor or helping us with a demo, please contact Karen Chappell (250) 286-5306 or karen.chappell [at] campbellriver.ca

Cost: Vendors
Community Groups – Free
Commercial Business - $25 for 10X10 Space (table provided if needed)

Registration available online at http://www.campbellriver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/recreation/special-events, by telephone (250) 286-1161 or (250) 923-7911 or in person at the Community Centre or Sportsplex.

FREE Entry for Shoppers

Upper Stweiacke Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 23, 2019          10 am to 2 pm
Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall 5336 Hwy 289
Upper Stweiacke, NS

Stewiacke Valley’s 2nd Annual Seedy Saturday & Healthy Living Event
Presented by Cochrane Family Farm
Free Admission
Larger space, Seed Swap**Workshops ** Vendors ** Information Booths, light lunch and baked goodies available for purchase

More information can be found on Cochrane Family Farm Facebook page or to register as a vendor contact us at 902-671-2378 cochranefamilyfarm [at] bellaliant.com

Meadow Lake Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 24, 2019          afternoon
Meadow Lake Senior's Activity Centre 406 - 5th Ave W
Meadow Lake, SK

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 30, 2019          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 3rd annual Innisfil Seedy Saturday! Free admission but donations always appreciated. Also accepting non-perishable food donations for the Innisfil Food Bank.

Innisfil Seedy Saturday includes seed vendors, community groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demos, kids' crafts, and onsite lunch for purchase. The Innisfil Seed Library also reopens for its 4th season.

Follow us on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/innisfilseedysaturday
https://twitter.com/InnisfilSS
https://www.instagram.com/innisfilseedysaturday

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

Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 30, 2019          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd South (south of Kingston Road)
Scarborough, ON

Come out to the 2019 SCARBOROUGH SEEDY SATURDAY AND GREEN FAIR.

East Toronto's own event with an annual seed exchange, heirloom seed vendors, gardening booths and advice, environmental organizations, Nature and Park groups ,green living ideas and great workshops on growing and living sustainably. Over 50 exhibitors and many workshops.

For more info contact scarboroseedysaturday [at] gmail.com or view (and please LIKE US at )https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair

Stoney Plain Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 30, 2019          10 to 3
5413-51 Street (PERC Building)
Stoney Plain, AB

We will have lectures, local seed sellers, and garden accessories. It will also have local garden and environmental non-profits for gardeners to connect with.

Contact: jennifer [at] multicentre.org for more information

Fête des semences de la Montérégie

Samedi et dimanche 30 et 31 mars 2019          10h00 à 16h00
Cégep Édouard-Monpetit, 945, chemin Chambly,
Longueuil J4H 3M6, QC

Détails à venir
Pour plus d'informations: lashopagricole.com

Contact: onoel [at] lashopagricole.com

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 6, 2019          10 to 2
Clearwater Ski Hill Lodge
Clearwater, BC

Contact: schoolcreekfarm [at] gmail.com

Surrey Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 6, 2019          11 to 3
Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road
Surrey, BC

Free

604 592-6956
www.surrey.ca/stewartfarm

Vendors interested in participating should contact us at stewartfarm [at] surrey.ca

Toronto-West Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 11, 2019          9 to 1
The Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Toronto-West, ON

Annual Plant, Seed & Tool Exchange ECO Community Event