Events

January 28, 2023 - March 4, 2023
Saturday February 4, 2023

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Branch Library, 55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON

Seedy Saturday is known as the ‘go to’ place for gardeners new and old to swap seeds and share ideas on backyard gardening, composting, supporting pollinators, heirloom and organic seeds, sustainability and biodiversity and more! Since 2011, Green Venture has been the primary organizer of Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday events.

We are glad to be returning to an in-person Seedy Saturday in February 2023. Join us to share seeds, pick up some new and interesting varities, exchanges tips and experiences and find out more about local community groups and initiatives.

Contact: garden@greenventure.ca

More information: https://greenventure.ca/seedysaturday/


Saturday February 4, 2023

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2023      10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC

"Seeding the Future" is the theme of the 19th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday event. Featuring a large hall full of seed vendors, plant vendors, and other participants; in addition to other vendors and exhibits outside. QBSS is a very popular, well attended event and is among the first “seedy saturday” events in the country. Other activities include the ever popular Seed Swap, door prizes and two 50/50 draws, expert gardening advice from Master Gardeners and the Seedy Cafe to keep you nourished. There will also be a Town of Qualicum Beach truck on site to collect unwanted pesticides and herbicides.

Admission by donation.

Contact: info@qbseedysaturday.ca / 250 752-2186

More information: qbseedysaturday.ca


Saturday February 11, 2023

Mission Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2023      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
McConnell Creek Hall - 35483 Hartley Road
Mission, BC

Seed exchange, coffee and tea, hopefully a few guest speakers if possible.

Contact: mcconnellcreekfarmersinstitute@gmail.com


Saturday February 11, 2023

Bridgewater Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2023      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DesBrisay Museum, 130 Jubilee Road
Bridgewater, NS

This buy, sell, and trade will include free giveaways, guest speakers, and more! Entrance to the event is a monetary or non-perishable food donation. More information to follow as vendor registration is now open.

Contact: 902-543-7416


Saturday February 11, 2023

Port Alberni Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2023      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dogwood Room at the Echo Centre
Port Alberni, BC

For a self-sufficient, food secure & resilient Alberni Valley

We are excited to present this annual family event with the work of a dedicated group of volunteers and generous donations from the Women's Food and Water Initiative. Admission is by donation and there will be opportunities to:

-Meet local farmers and producers
-Speak with community food organizations
-Learn about saving seeds
-Purchase Island seeds, cuttings and rootstock
-Participate in children's activities
-Check out and participate in the Seed Exchange

Join us in the Dogwood Room at the Echo Centre and prepare for a successful and food secure gardening season!

Contact: events@avfood.ca

More information: www.avfood.ca/events www.facebook.com/avseedysaturday


Saturday February 11, 2023

Wellandport Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2023      11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellandport Public Library, 5042 Canborough Rd, Wellandport, Ontario
Wellandport, ON

A family-friendly gardening library event to learn about seeds, plants, garden techniques and to meet your community.

11 am Presentation - Growing Gracefully: The Evolution of a Garden from Young to Mature by Sean James NPD, FLP, & Master Gardener

12 - 3 pm: Self-guided activities for kids and families, seed exchange table, tips, tricks, and resources to start your garden this spring

Admission is free, Seed donations to the Seed Library or Food donations to West Lincoln Community Care are welcome!

Contact: Organize by the West Lincoln Library and Seed Savers Club Contact: programs@westlincolnlibrary.ca or 905-957-3756

More information: https://fb.me/e/2BSWhertd


Saturday February 11, 2023

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2023      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Britannia Community Services Centre, 1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC

Join our first-ever (little) Seedy Saturday! We'll have free seeds, a community seed swap, fun activities, and prize draws.

Contact: gwcseedlibrary@gmail.com

More information: https://gwcseedlibrary.wordpress.com/events/#seedy-saturday


Sunday February 12, 2023

St-Apollinaire Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 12, 2023      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Centre multifonctionnel de St-Apollinaire, 20 rue Terry Fox
St-Apollinaire, QC

Conférences de Lili Michaud et Serge Fortier
Ateliers de semis pour petits et grands
Exposants
Table d'échanges de semences
Nourriture sur place
Exposition d'outils spécialisés dans la production de semences

Contact: lepocpoc@gmail.com

More information: https://www.amelanchier.com/ https://www.facebook.com/fetedessemences


Sunday February 19, 2023

St. Andrews Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 19, 2023      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anglican Church Hall, 75 King Street
St. Andrews, NB

This will be our 19th almost annual seed exchange. Bring your seeds for trading (vegetables, herbs, trees, and flowers). Masks are recommended

Contact: mcdonoughsusan@hotmail.com ; 506-529-4982


Thursday February 23, 2023

Halton Seedy Thursday

Thursday February 23, 2023      7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
Halton, ON

A three day summit of virtual talks, activities and workshops

Contact: helen@haltonenvironment.ca

More information: https://sites.google.com/view/halton-garden-week-2023/home


Saturday February 25, 2023

Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Farmers' Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC

This year is Salt Spring's 28th annual Seedy Saturday event! We will be hosting seed and plant sales, food vendors, presentations, workshops, and a seed swap table. Join us to reconnect, stock up, and get inspired to grow in this new year.

Admission is by donation.

Contact: ssiseedysaturday@gmail.com

More information: https://www.facebook.com/saltspring.seedysaturday


Saturday February 25, 2023

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fernie Family Centre
Fernie, BC

A grand seed swap, info tables, demonstrations and displays for our seed library, composting, vermicomposting, seed gardening, microgreens and sprouting. A free book table, kids' activities and a cafe.

Contact: garden.fernie@gmail.com

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


Saturday February 25, 2023

Squamish Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Squamish Public Library | 37907 Second Avenue
Squamish, BC

Squamish 2023 Seedy Saturday is going back to its roots. We invite anyone who is interested or simply curious about seed saving

Contact: marie-eve@squamishcan.net


Saturday February 25, 2023

Caledon Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 2:00 am
Palgrave United Church and Community Kitchen - 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave, ON
Caledon, ON

In partnership with Albion Hills Community Farm, Palgrave United Church and Community Kitchen and Caledon Public Library

Contact: lnolloth@caledon.library.on.ca


Saturday February 25, 2023

Squamish Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Squamish Public Library | 37907 Second Avenue
Squamish, BC

Squamish 2023 Seedy Saturday is going back to its roots. We invite anyone who is interested or simply curious about seed saving

Contact: marie-eve@squamishcan.net


Saturday February 25, 2023

Squamish Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Squamish Public Library | 37907 Second Avenue
Squamish, BC

Squamish Seedy Saturday is going back to its roots.
We invite everyone who is interested or simply curious about Seed Saving or the Seed Library.
Take Some Seeds Home - Bring Seeds to Swap - Fun for the Whole Family!

Contact: marie-eve@squamishcan.net

More information: www.squamishcan.net / @squamish.climate.action.network · Nonprofit organization


Saturday February 25, 2023

Penticton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penticton Okanagan College
Penticton, BC

Bedding plants and perennials
Organic and heritage seeds
Local agricultural products
Seed exchange table
Inspiring speakers
Door prizes
Free parking
Admission by donation
Proceeds to Incredible Edible Penticton

Contact: ediblepenticton@gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/IncredibleEdiblePenticton


Saturday February 25, 2023

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fernie, BC

Community seed swap, Our Cold Climate Seed Library, displays, kids' activities, food. Co-hosted by Wildsight Elk Valley, Community EcoGarden and Fernie Family Garden

Contact: garden.fernie@gmail.com

More information: https://wildsight.ca/branches/elkvalley/seedlibrary/ https://www.facebook.com/communityecogarden https://www.facebook.com/FernieFamilyGarden/


Saturday February 25, 2023

Thunder Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roots Community Food Centre, 450 Fort William Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2Z6
Thunder Bay, ON

In-Person - Join us for part or all of the event!

1:00 - Booths open for viewing and discussion & drop off seeds for seed swap.
1:30 - Seed Swap begins (in-person and online using a google form)
2:00 - Presentation #1 (Topic TBD - but it's gonna be good!)
3:00 - Presentation #2 (Seed Growing and Cleaning Demonstration & Videos)

Seed Swap Details
In-Person:
Those who can attend in-person will drop their seeds off 1-1:30pm. They can then select new seeds beginning at 1:30, until seeds are all exchanged.

Virtual:
Those who wish to participate in the seed swap virtually need to:
1) Drop off their seeds to Roots Community Food Centre (450 Fort William St) by Wednesday, Feb 22 at 4pm.
2) On Saturday, Feb 25 at 1:30pm (or shortly thereafter) fill out a google form online, posted to the Superior Seed Producer website, with their seed requests. Those at the event will do their best to fill those seed requests (but no promises it will all be available). Form will close at 3:30pm, or when all seeds have found new homes, whichever comes first.
3) We will email participants later in the day with a confirmation that seeds were set aside for them.
3) Pick up filled seed requests the following week (Feb 27- March 3) during regular business hours at Roots Community Food Centre.

Contact: superiorseedproducers@gmail.com

More information: https://superiorseedproducers.wordpress.com/


Saturday February 25, 2023

Picton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 41 Barker St
Picton, ON

Local seed vendors, farmers, gardeners, naturalists, conservationists and plant and soil lovers will convene for our 14th annual Seedy Saturday event.

Contact: seedysaturdaypicton@gmail.com

More information: Seedy Saturday Picton (Facebook group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/506906412664424


Saturday February 25, 2023

Pontypool Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pontypool community centre, 245 john street, pontypool ontario
Pontypool , ON

Community seed swap, presentations focussing on the beginner gardener, seeds and plants for sale

Contact: highspiritsfarm123@gmail.com

More information: Pontypool Art in the Park is our sponsor, pontypool seeds and plants fb page


Saturday February 25, 2023

Public Library Tatamagouche Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2023      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Public Library Tatamagouche
Public Library Tatamagouche, NS

Join us for our annual seed swap at the Tatamagouche Public Library. Don’t miss the fun! Come at 11:00 am with your seeds to swap and stories to share with other gardeners. If you don’t have seeds to swap but would love to get some, please come anyway! There will be lots of seeds for everyone to take home and grow in the summer. If you are interested in learning what other gardeners in your area are growing, come! If you would like to learn about seed saving or share your tips, come! We look forward to seeing you and hope this event will inspire more gardener get togethers in the future. Seed saver door prize

Contact: jdflint@dal.ca


Sunday February 26, 2023

Stratford Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 26, 2023      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Local Community Food Centre at 612 Erie Street, Stratford Ontario N5A 2P1
Stratford, ON

- Seed Swap table
- Free seed from the Local's "Green Team" and Stratford's Horticultural Society
- Hands on seed collection workshop: Learn how to collect seeds to plant in the spring
- A variety of vendors with seed available for sale
- Several Speakers: Topics will be announced in January
- Youth workshop: seedling transplanting and nature craft
- Stratford Master Gardner’s will be available to answer your gardening questions
- Stratford & District Horticultural Society – Garden Stratford will be offering free annual & perennial seeds and selling 2023 memberships

Contact: amainland@quadro.net


Sunday February 26, 2023

Niagara Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 26, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
205 Linwell Road, St. Catharines
Niagara, ON

Annual seed swap and for purchase event put on by local Master Gardener group. Includes topical speakers, vendors, advice clinic, children's activities, snacks and beverages for purchase. Free admission and parking.

Contact: mpdenee@gmail.com

More information: https://mgniagara.com/seedy-sunday/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/286107855410886/


Saturday March 4, 2023

London Middlesex Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 656 Elizabeth Street London
London Middlesex, ON

Shopping and swapping! Just in time to start growing come join us for our annual seed swap, educational speakers, vendor extravaganza and a gardening know how. $5.00 cash tickets at the door or in advance through Eventbrite.

Jennie Girard "Bees, bees, bees"

Sean James "Nifty Natives"

Aaron Deacon " Natural Fertilizers"

More Information: https://londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com/seedy-saturday-march-4-2023/

Contact: jaburroughs48@hotmail.com 519-268-7695


Saturday March 4, 2023

Brockville Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell St.
Brockville, ON

Get ready for spring and join us for a free seed swap at the Library. You'll pick up some free seeds, learn about plants and growing, native species, worm composting, beekeeping and more!

Have seeds to share? Bring them with you, packaged and labelled with date and variety. Please be mindful of invasive species and consider not sharing.

Presented in partnership with
Brockville Horticultural Society
Butler's Creek Community Garden
Dana St. Community Garden
Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area
Bee Too Honey

Contact: brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca

More information: https://brockvillelibrary.ca/programs-and-events/adult-and-senior-programs/


Saturday March 4, 2023

Enderby Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Splatsin Centre, 5767 Old Vernon Rd Enderby
Enderby, BC

We will have seed swap tables, seed and garden related vendors and a seed related presentation. If you are able, bring seeds to share on the day, or drop off at the Enderby Library prior to the Seed Swap.

Contact: shuswapseedsavers@hotmail.com

More information: Website: www.shuswapseedsavers.ca, www.facebook.com/shuswapseedysaturday


Saturday March 4, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Algoma Region Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      9:30 am - 3:00 pm
41 Malabar Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Algoma Region, ON

We plan to have seed exchange, guest speakers, children's activities and vendors of seed companies.

Contact: me.carruthers@shaw.ca


Saturday March 4, 2023

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
768 Blair Rd, Cambridge, Ontario. In the barn.
Cambridge, ON

Join us Saturday, March 4th from 10 am to noon for Seedy Saturday! This is a free event where you can swap and exchange seeds! You’ll meet fellow gardeners and find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing. 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 pollinator plant 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.

If you have lots of seeds to share, please consider a seed donation to the food bank garden project at rare as well as the Seed Libraries at Idea Exchange Preston and the Cambridge Food Bank.

Everyone in attendance at Seedy Saturday will also be able to participate in the 2023 season launch of One Seed, One Community! One Seed, One Community Cambridge (OSOC Cambridge) is an initiative that unites the Cambridge and North Dumfries community in the shared experience of growing nutritious food and saving seeds. Created by four local organizations: Cambridge Food Bank, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity, and Idea Exchange, OSOC Cambridge is an annual program that offers free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing food. Each year a new seed variety is selected by OSOC Cambridge.

We are excited to reveal the OSOC Cambridge seed variety at Seedy Saturday and you will be able to take home a free packet of the seed of the year!

The event will be held at the rare ECO Centre at 768 Blair Road in Cambridge. Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m until noon.

Contact: taryn.jarvis@raresites.org

More information: https://raresites.org/events/seedy-saturday-one-seed-one-community-2023-season-launch/


Saturday March 4, 2023

Courtenay Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC

Largest Annual Seedy Saturday Event in the Comox Valley

Contact: sylvain.alie@gmail.com

More information: cvgss.org


Saturday March 4, 2023

Toronto Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2023      9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TD Future City Centre (the kilns), Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto    
Toronto, ON

Kick-off your gardening season and celebrate spring with a community seed exchange. 

If you haven’t been to a Seedy Saturday, it's an opportunity to trade/swap local heritage and heirloom seeds including vegetables, herbs, flowers and native species.  

Enjoy fun children’s activities and check out the greenhouse, and take part in discussions on starting and caring for your garden and saving/harvesting your own seeds! 

Let’s learn about and celebrate Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Learn everything you need to know about CSAs, and how you can support our local food economy. Come savour delicious seasonal foods at our year-round Farmer’s Market!

Contact: Contact:publicmarkets_admin@evergreen.ca 

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