If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.
- Andrew V. Mason
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
St. Mary's, ON
St. Mary's Public Library
Tuesday March 11, 2014 6:30 to 8
Robert's Creek, BC
Saturday March 15, 2014 11-3
Seed Exchange, Seeds, and Seedling Sales;
Live Plant Sale, Farmers Market, Kids Activities;
One Straw Food Concession, Silent Auction, Raffle;
A Series of fabulous by-donation workshops:
11:30 am - "Introduction to Soil Health and Nutrient Inputs" - presented by guest Dave Murphy owner of "Welcome Harvest Farm" on Texada Island (www.welcomeharvestfarm.com/)
12 pm – Seed Saving Fundamentals – presented by Maria Hunter of the SC Seed Saving Collective
12:30 pm – Growing Squash and the Squash Project – presented by Denise Lagasse of the SC Seed Saving Collective
1 pm - "A home for Mason bees: helping native pollinators in our own garden" - presented by Ana Cohen-Fernandez of the SC Wildlife Project
DON'T FORGET TO BRING: Seeds for the seed exchange, and live plant donations.
Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds, will be speaking from his book "Saving Seeds As If Our Lives Depended On It"
Workshops are at: Masonic Hall (beside RCHall)
Doors at 9:45, talk at 10 am
Admission: sliding scale $5 to $15.
Presented by the SC Seed Saving Collective and One Straw Society / Live and Learn - with many thanks to our funding sponsor: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security's Local Seed Training and Exchange Fund
Dan Jason, the founder of Saltspring Seeds, will be speaking at Seedy Saturday March 15 at 10 am. As an active critic of genetically modified seeds, patents on living organisms and industrial agriculture in general, he is a dedicated educator on sustainable organic gardening and farming, food politics, seed saving. In addition he is a farmer of beautiful gardens full of vegetables, grains, medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers. His topic will be from his book ''Saving Seeds As If Our Lives Depended On It'', which is in its' 6th printing. Dan will be selling many of his Saltspring heritage and heirloom vegetable and plant seeds during Seedy Saturday (following the talk - doors at 11 am). During that time Dan will be available to answer questions on seed saving.
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 5 Av NW
Saturday March 15, 2014 10-3
$2 admission (we accept Calgary Dollars)
Come get your seeds and advice from over 50 exhibitors and vendors from across Western Canada, participate in the seed exchange table, attend presentations throughout the day, play at the kids table, eat delicious food and more!
Scadding Court Community Centre
Saturday March 15, 2014
Old Community Centre
Saturday March 15, 2014 12-3
Stony Plain, AB
Multicultural Heritage Centre
Saturday March 15, 2014 10-3
4460 Bradner Rd
Saturday March 15, 2014 10-2
Bring your seeds and swap with others who've collected over the year, and even if you don't have any seeds to bring, there are always extras to give away! See https://www.facebook.com/events/257029594465063/ for details.
Saturday March 15, 2014 10-1
Maison du Citoyen de Gatineau (25 rue Laurier)
Sunday March 16, 2014 9h00 à 17h00
Il nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer que la cinquième édition de la Fête des semences de l'Outaouais, présentée par la CBIO, aura lieu le dimanche 16 mars 2014 à la maison du Citoyen de Gatineau (25 rue Laurier).
Une dizaine de semenciers locaux et régionaux y proposeront leur produits et un échange de semences sera organisé.
De plus, une cinquantaine de producteurs et artisans locaux seront présents. Conférences et ateliers pratiques seront présentés tout au long de la journée.
Entrée 5$, gratuit pour les moins de 16 ans.
Contact: , http://www.bioequitable.net, https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBIO-la-coop%C3%A9rative-bio%C3%A9quitable-de-lOutaouais-F%C3%AAte-des-semences/141708159304567
Alberta Av Community Hall, 9210-118 av
Sunday March 16, 2014 11-4
Admission is free! Swap or donate your vegetable, fruit or flower seeds as well as your gardening books and magazines. Buy some organic, heritage, and open-pollinated seeds from local vendors. Enjoy presentations from local speakers on gardening topics for beginners and experienced growers. Learn about local organizations and chat with their members about what programs and services they offer. Dig in to some nature crafts at the kid's table! Refresh with homemade snacks at the Seedy Cafe.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378716065594816/
Scarborough , ON
Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, 100 Brimley Road South
Saturday March 22, 2014 11-3
The SCARBOROUGH SEEDY SATURDAY has joined forces with the SCARBOROUGH GREEN FAIR and is BIGGER and BETTER than ever!
This day promises to be fun for gardeners and greeners of all ages. There will be a chance to exchange seeds with other seed savers, to buy heirloom and organic seeds from vendors and learn more about gardening from Gardening Gurus such as the Toronto Master Gardeners . Or attend one of our workshops and learn about composting , spring planting and more. And come out and learn how you can be greener in your neighbourhood!
Over 30 tables will include heirloom and organic seed vendors, worm composting, bee products, backyard gardening, green products, garden associations and regional environmental organizations such as the North American Native Plant society and the TRCA. And bring the kids - there will be an activity area for them to have fun!
Contact: Katie Fullerton at or 416-691-5173
Middle River, NS
Union Centre Community Hall
Saturday March 22, 2014 9:30-12:30
Salt Springs Seed Savers and the Union Centre Community Garden present the First Annual Seedy Saturday.
$5 (contributions go to: community garden and seedsaving project)
Seedsaving workshop/presentations, Seed and Plant Swap
Funding for this event is provided by The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.
Owen Sound , ON
Saturday March 22, 2014 1-2
Celebrate the beginning of another growing season with the Annual Seed Exchange at The Ginger Press in downtown Owen Sound. Bring your unwanted or extra seeds (hybrid and heritage) to share and swap with others. The Seedy Saturday tradition has become a series of loosely connected events across Canada linked by Seeds of Diversity http://www.seeds.ca. There is no charge to attend this informal event and everyone is welcome. Come to share, learn and grow...your own food!
Grand Forks, BC
Anglican Church, 7252 7th St
Saturday March 22, 2014 10-3
Speaker Dan Jason.
Sharbot Lake, ON
Soldiers (Oso) Memorial Hall, 1107 Garrett St
Saturday March 22, 2014 9-1
Local meats, winter veggies, preserves, baking, fair trade organic coffee, etc.
10-11 am: Heritage Seeds Workshop ($10). Cate Henderson, Seed Saver and Gardener for the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary, will lead this workshop and Q & A on growing your very own heritage seeds in your garden. The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Kingston.
For details and workshop registration:
Gilles Community Centre
Saturday March 29, 2014 1-4pm
Port Alberni, BC
Collins Farm, Arrowvale Campground,5955 Hector Rd
Saturday March 29, 2014 10-2
Seed and plant vendors, seed savers exchange, guest speakers. Light lunch
and refreshments available. More details to follow.
Contact: Ann at (250) 723-7948
Alderney Landing Farmers' Market
Saturday March 29, 2014 9-1
Heritage Park Secondary School, 33700 Prentis Av
Saturday March 29, 2014 10-2
Gardening Book Exchange
4'x4' garden boxes Market fundraiser
Storytelling at 11:00
Local produce, free-range meat, local cheese, eggs, honey, baking, preserves, seeds, plants, soap, crafts and more.
more info http://www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com
College of New Caledonia, 100 Campus Road
Saturday March 29, 2014 11-3
Free Family Event
Kids Play Area
Seed and Plant Exchange and Selling
Local Info Booths
Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium (5574 River Road)
Sunday March 30, 2014 10-2
The Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is excited to host Duncan's 6th annual Seedy event. Admission is $2.00. The event will feature a seed exchange, 40+ seed and garden vendors, a kids activity centre, and a series of garden/seed workshops. Vendor and exhibitor registration is now open. For more information, or to register as a vendor, check-out our website.
Masayrk-Cowan, 220 Cowan Av, Parkdale
Sunday March 30, 2014 11-2
Looking forward to a new growing season with a great variety of seeds to swap - and acquire - with workshops to help you get the best out of your gardening - and hard work
Contact: Timothy at
Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road
Saturday April 5, 2014 11-3
Visitors are able to purchase heritage vegetable, flower, and herb seeds, as well as fruit trees and plants from local nurseries. Master Gardeners, BC Fruit Testers, and other experts will be on site to answer your questions. Kids can learn some gardening basics and do crafts to take home. Stop by the Farmhouse afterwards to taste some baked goods and take a tour with a costumed guide.
Central United Church, 327 8th St
Saturday April 5, 2014 10-4
Seed Exchange, vendors, film screening, presentations on garden related topics, live entertainment.
Saturday April 5, 2014 10-2
Contact: Laurel Burnham at 250-493-8540;
Nature's Bounty Contest, AB
Tuesday April 8, 2014
Seeds of Diversity is a finalist in the Annual Share the Bounty charitable giveaway. From Jan 29 to April 8 please vote for us and we may receive up to $15,000. Please go to http://www.sharethebounty.ca to vote daily for us!
Strathcona Community garden pavilion, near Hawks and Prior
Saturday April 12, 2014 10-1
Bring your favourite seeds to swap with fellow gardeners. Or if you have no seeds to trade, come anyway! There are lots of seeds for everyone!
If you haven't been to the garden house in the Strathcona Community Garden, check out the link as it can be tricky to find the first time. http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=200341847670024719917.00047dd9b2670cce50ab8&msa=0
Contact: Katrina Sterba 604.689.4446
Prince Albert, SK
Saturday April 12, 2014 10-4
Wolfville Farmers' Market
Saturday April 12, 2014 8:30- 1
Active Living Centre at Transition Huntsville table.
Saturday April 19, 2014 10-2
During Earth Day celebrations will be the first Seedy Saturday here in Huntsville. Please bring any seeds you have harvested yourself for trade with others. Zone 3B hardy for our area.
Contact: Lori [[firstname.lastname@example.org