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

CANCELLED - Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          9:30 - 3:30
Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Road (Hurontario/QEW)
Mississauga, ON

Free admission and parking
Workshops from 10 - 3, with great “hands-on” focus
Environmental exhibits and presentations
Seed and related vendors
"Ask an Expert" from Mississauga Master Gardeners
Seed Exchanges
Growing Gardeners - children’s activity centre - Ecosource
Cozy Café with great food all day
Come learn and enjoy!

Contact: Email: seedysaturdaymississauga [at] gmail.ca

More information: www.seedysaturdaymississauga.ca or facebook www.facebook.com/events/2526865337584875/

CANCELLED - Westport Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          9 to 2
Knox Presbyterian Church, 47 Concession St
Westport, ON

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

Contact: heritage [at] kingston.net

CANCELLED - Ottawa Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10 AM – 2 PM EDT
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

Calling All Gardeners!
Eager to get back in your garden?
This annual seed exchange and sale will feature an organic mini-market, garden talks and workshops, a swap table and organic snacks.
While your gardens sleep under their blanket of snow, why not come out for a visit?

Workshop seating is limited, so come early!
Free admission – free workshops

Contact: grethesgardens [at] gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/events/463838811158427/

POSTPONED - Wiarton Seedy Saturday

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

Hosted by Wiarton & District Agricultural Society

We hope you attend our seed exchange and garden talks. This is a great way to start your seed planting/saving adventure or learn how to improve your gardening skills.

All ages. Entry by donation.

10:00 - Doors Open
10:30 - No-Till Gardening - Kristine from Persephone Market Gardens
11:30 - Pollinators - Brian from Grange Hollow
12:30 - Root Crops - Pierce from The Easy Farm
1:30 - Worms & Vermicomposting - Amy Petersen Greenhouse Technician and Horticultural Therapist
2:00 - Doors Close

-Free seed exchange
-Free magazine/book exchange
-Garden related vendors

More information available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/449143895774810/

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

CANCELLED - 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
Entry by donation

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

More information: www.facebook.com/events/peachland-community-centre/peachland-seedy-saturday/178322523509581/

CANCELLED - 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

CANCELLED - Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10-2
Dutch Lake Community Center Gym
Clearwater, BC

More information: www.facebook.com/clearwaterfarmersmarket/

Halifax Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          8 AM - 1 PM
Halifax Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St
Halifax, NS

Contact:
Alison Lynes
Market Manager & Program Coordinator
Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market
hello@halifaxbrewerymarket.com
(902) 329 3276

More information: www.facebook.com/events/2992475117451863/?active_tab=about

CANCELLED - Digby/Church Point/Clare County Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          10am to 2pm (vendors)
Lisa T café, University Ste. Anne
Church Point, NS

As usual many seed and other vendors. Our local garden club Rooted in Clare will have a seedling table.

Speakers and times:

10:30 Wastecheck with Anne Leblanc
Composting and vermicomposting

11:30 Nik Knutson
Citizen Science and the iNaturalist app

1:00 Ouest-ville Perennials Alice d'Entremont
Beginner gardening

2:30 Plant Based eating with Stephanie Gagnon (this one requires registration)

Contact: springpeeperfarm [at] eastlink.ca

CANCELLED - Miramichi Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2020          11 to 3
Lindon Recreational Centre, 487 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB

Due to the recommendations by the province to cancel any non-essential gatherings of more than 150 people, we have made the decision to cancel our Seedy Saturday but are hopeful that many of the great vendors and workshops that were planned will carry over to next year's event. Stay Tuned!

Contact: Ellisstreetcommunitygarden [at] gmail.com

POSTPONED - Buzz Webinar

Wednesday April 8, 2020          

POSTPONED
Canada's New Bee Deal: A Strategy for Conserving our Native Pollinators
The creation of an evidence-based Native Pollinator Conservation Strategy for Canada.

By Dr. Rachel Nalepa, a postdoctoral visitor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and Victoria McPhail, pollination biologist and PhD student at York University.

Length: 1 hour

You are invited to participate in any of these Webinar sessions for FREE. After signing up, you will receive a link to join the LIVE session. Please share & invite anyone who might be interested.

Visit our Youtube Channel to see past webinars.

More information: beecitycanada.org/

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2020          10 AM – 3 PM
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!

More information: www.facebook.com/events/482240499114466/?active_tab=about

Wolfville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2020          8:30 AM 1:00 PM
Wolfville Farmers Market, 24 Elm Ave.
Wolfville, NS

Celebrate the Seed (April 18th)

Join us for a fun-filled Market day full of seeds, plants, art, and information on seed diversity and the value of seed saving. Kids of all ages are invited to an interactive seed game. Be sure to bring your seeds to swap at the Community Seed Exchange Table. Everything starts with a seed!

Contact: Brianna MacCara Communications Coordinator Wolfville Farmers' Market (902) 697 3344

More information: www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca/weekly-events

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] historicgardens.com

More information: annapolisroyal.com/event/annapolis-royal-seedy-saturday/