What is a Seedy Saturday?

Seedy Saturdays are a remarkable phenomenon. They are not one event, but a series of separate events, which have sprung up across the country, each individually and uniquely organized under the same general themes of encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, enabling a local seed exchange, and educating the public about seed saving and environmentally responsible gardening practices. They usually occur on a Saturday, hence the name, but also occur on Sundays and other days. Read more about Seedy Saturdays.

Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap and exchange seeds, get exciting varieties that other seed savers are sharing (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy seeds from seed companies. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, there really is something for everyone. 

 

Where Can I Find a Seedy Saturday Near Me?

Visit our Events Page for a full listing of Seedy Saturdays (and Sundays ... and other days, plus related seed-themed events) across the country.

 

Who Can Host a Seedy Saturday?

Anyone and everyone! Seedy Saturdays have been hosted by individuals, volunteer committees, established public sites, churches, gardening groups, non-profit organizations, farmers, and others. Seeds of Diversity does not organize or host individual events, but helps with event promotions and supports local organizers in a variety of ways:

 

1) Email office@seeds.ca with details of your event, and we will post it on our Events Page. Why do this? Our page is the only reliable up- to-date national source for organizers, attendees and exhibitors. They all look to us for information. But our page is only as good as the information we receive, so please take a moment to contact us. It's free and a bonus for your event. 

2) We link to you downloadable resources (below).

3) Contact office@seeds.ca or call (226) 600-7782 for more information and support. We're happy to help. 

 

I'm Volunteering at a Seedy Saturday: What Resources Do You Offer Me?

We offer you downloadable resources about how to save seeds, what's in a seed, membership information, posters on biodiversity and our seed library, books you may purchase, bookmarks we may send you, a sign-up sheet for our free electronic bulletin, and more. Click here to access the Volunteer page. Be sure to email office@seeds.ca or call (226) 600-7782 if you have any questions, or if we don't know that you are volunteering.

 

I'm Organizing a Seedy Saturday Event: Can You Help Me?

We certainly can help you. We have a prepared a Seedy Saturday Handbook for your convenience. Click here to access the Seedy Saturday HandbookBe sure to email office@seeds.ca or call (226) 600-7782 if you have any questions.