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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

Cobourg Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2015          10 to 12
Go Green Office, Division St. south of King
Cobourg, ON

Come and trade seeds. Listen to speaker Judy Newman from Seeds of Diversity. More info to come.

Orillia Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 4, 2015          9- 12:30
Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississauga St W
Orillia, ON

The 5th Annual Orillia Seedy Saturday will bee growing on Saturday April 4th. Bee there!

The seed exchange portion of the event will run mostly between 9-12:30pm. Bring your saved seeds to share and exchange, connect with local gardeners and learn about the Orillia Seed Library.

Look out for informative displays and collaborating community groups as we grow Orillia! Interested in setting up an seedy info display get in touch!

The Orillia Seed Library, which is permanently housed within the Orillia Public Library, will have seeds available for 'loan' from the community and will be accepting donations or 'returns' of seeds that day. Come and learn about this a-maize-ing community project!

Matchbox Seed & Garden Co.http://www.matchboxgarden.ca/#! will be on hand vending their quality local seed collection, and local gardening experts will bee near to answer any gardening related question you may have

Contact:

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/649492935195750/

Surrey Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 11, 2015          11 to 3
Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd
Surrey, BC

Our event will include a seed exchange and seed and plant sale as well as tours of our heritage site and buildings, and crafts and activities for kids.

Contact: Jerrilin Spence,, 604 591-4798

Bruce County Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 11, 2015          
Bruce County Libraries
Bruce County, ON

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 11, 2015          10 to 2
Clearwater Ski Hill Chalet
Clearwater, BC

9th Annual

Sponsored by the Clearwater Farmers Market

Quinte West Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 11, 2015          10 to 2
Murray Centennial Public School 654 County Rd 40 Trenton
Quinte West, ON

Free admission to the public. Featuring a seed exchange table and many local vendors of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, along with other organic, horticultural and ecological items.

Contact: Colleen O'Reilly 613-475-6139

Planning, Rogueing, and Selecting Seed Crops for Market Gardens

Wednesday April 15, 2015          1:30 to 4:30
Hallman Room, Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk Street West
Guelph, ON

EFAO Member Price: $20
Non-Member Price: $25

Learn from Kim Delaney, Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds, as she discusses how to effectively plan for isolation distances and minimum populations, and rogueing and selection strategies for bean, beet, lettuce, cucumber, pepper, pea, and squash crops for seed.

Register for this workshop through the EFAO today!

More information: https://efao.ca/upcoming-events/

Wolfville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2015          8:30 to 1
Wolfville Farmers' Market
Wolfville, NS

There is good reason to celebrate seeds as they give us so many daily gifts. Our abundant local harvests began with a simple seed planted in the rich valley soil.

Join us for a fun filled Market day full of Seeds, Plants, Art, Speakers offering up tools and tricks for transplanting and growing, discussions on seed diversity and the value of seed saving. Kid’s of all ages are invited to an interactive seed game that includes seed identification. There is something for everyone, whether you have a green thumb, are just learning or are a seasoned veteran and you have a chance to win a basket of seed goodies! Be sure to bring your seeds to swap at the Community Seed Exchange Table and sign the Right to Save Seeds Petition…….everything starts with a seed!

Burlington, Halton Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2015          10 to 4
Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
Burlington, Halton, ON

The Burlington Public Library invites you to celebrate and protect the planet at BPL EarthFest 2015.

FREE! · Get ready to dig into spring with a free community seed exchange
· Visit the pop up market to pick up seeds, plants and other food, garden and eco friendly products
· Listen to a real organic farmer talk about innovative veggies to grow
· See striking eco art displays
· Learn sustainability tips at entertaining workshops
· Meet local author Tiffany Mayer (Eating Niagara) and listen as she speaks about her new book Niagara Food: A Flavourful History of the Peninsula's Bounty
· Entertain the kids with fun earth friendly activities
· Find out about volunteer opportunities and more with local environment and food security agencies

This event is organized in partnership with the Halton Food Council, City of Burlington Community Gardens and Burlington Public Library.

Contact: 905-639-3611,

More information: http://www.bpl.on.ca/explore/special-events#events

Lethbridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2015          10 to 5
CASA, 230 8 Street S
Lethbridge, AB

Cosponsored by Heart of Downtown & Lethbridge Seed Swap

Strathcona, Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2015          12 to 3
Eco Pavilion
Strathcona, Vancouver, BC

EYA's Urban Seeds Presents: Free Seed Swap!

Bring your own seed to swap with fellow gardeners. No money needed. No seed to bring? No problem! There are lots for everyone

More information: http://eya.ca/seed-swap-saturday-april-18/

Spring Seeds, Soil & Sourdough

Saturday April 18, 2015          10 to 12
Little City Farm, 508 Duke St W
Kitchener, ON

We invite you to celebrate the arrival of spring, earth-day, and all good growing things that come with sunshine and warmer weather!

You will find:
Seedballs: hands-on DIY seedball making (make your own clay seedballs to take home, filled with seeds to attract pollinators to your garden) - a great activity for all ages
Seeds: organic non-GMO seeds for sale to get your garden off to a great start
Soil: bags of certified organic potting soil for sale for all your seed starting needs
Seedling Tips: helpful advice on starting your own seedlings, planting charts to take home, garden magazine give-away, and more
Sourdough: freshly baked sourdough bread available, and wood-fired baking demo in our outdoor cob oven
Soap: natural handmade soaps for sale
Sprouts: in our new greenhouse studio space (still under renovation but we'll give you a sneak preview)!
Please try to walk or bike to this event, in honour of earth-day and to minimize traffic on our street.

Contact: Karin or Greg

Huntsville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 18, 2015          10 to 3
Huntsville Public Library
Huntsville, ON

Free!

Come on out to our Community Earth Day Celebration at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment. Bring your seeds to exchange, or check out what we have to “borrow” from our very own seed library, Seeds @ HPL!

There will be many other community groups at the event selling food, giving demonstrations and doing workshops. We even have a BBQ! Come and check us out.

Vernon Seedy Sunday

Sunday April 19, 2015          
Vernon Public Library
Vernon, BC

Fernie Seedy Wednesday

Wednesday April 22, 2015          
Fernie, BC

time and location TBA

Contact: phone 250-423-3792

Thursday April 23, 2015          7 to 8:30
St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street
Fredericton, NB

Seed Saving: How to Grow and Store your own Seeds" with Carol Muncer.

Contact:

Prince Albert Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 25, 2015          9 to 5
Library
Prince Albert, SK

Sponsored by Council of Canadians and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

open pollinated seeds, displays, presentation of soil health by Cindy Nikolaison

children’s activities, movies, food and music

Contact: Rene at 960-6892

Hillsburgh Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 2, 2015          1 to 4
Hillsburgh Community Farm, 5812 6th Line
Hillsburgh, ON

Spring is finally in the air and it’s time to get your seeds and seedlings started! Everdale is so happy to kick spring off with our annual Seedy Saturday.

Come by our Hillsburgh farm to pick up your seeds and seedlings, learn about seed-saving, and just take a walk around the farm in the Spring.

We loved having you here last year and we’re looking forward to having you again this year!

Contact:

More information: http://everdale.org/events/seedy-saturday/

Kitimat Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 9, 2015          11 to 3
K.U.T.E. Recycling Depot 316 Railway Avenue
Kitimat, BC

FREE EVENT

Everyone Welcome!

SEED, PLANT, and TOOL EXCHANGE.

KID’S ACTIVITIES TOO! Fun for the whole family!

Bring your extra plants and garden supplies and trade for some new items for spring planting.

SEEDS. PLANTS. TOOLS. KID’S ACTIVITIES.

Bring your extra plants and garden supplies and trade for some new items for spring planting.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Kitimat Understanding the Environment www.kitimatrecycle.org

& The Kitimat Community Garden www.kitimatcommunityservices.ca/garden.html

CONTACT: or call 250-632-9107

Burk's Falls Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 9, 2015          
Burk's Falls Library
Burk's Falls, ON

Langley Seedy Sunday

Sunday May 10, 2015          12 to 3
Langley Demonstration Garden in the Derek Double Day Arboretum, Fraser Highway
Langley, BC

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a unique way, at the Langley Demonstration Garden!

Learn tricks for Container Gardening with LEPS’ own Master Gardener Kim Greenwood at 12:30pm.

Launch or deepen your knowledge of Seed Saving, from local organic farmer and plant breeder David Catzel of Glorious Organics Co-Operative at 1:30pm.

And bring your own saved or leftover seeds to participate in a free exchange, alongside local experts and enthusiasts!

Get to know your seedy community resources, enjoy kids’ crafts, and support non-profits with your purchase of garden items like seedlings and young fruit trees. High Tea will also be available for purchase. Event will take place rain or shine, with plenty of covered space.

Contact: or 604-546-0337

Seeds of Diversity 20th Annual AGM

Sunday November 15, 2015          1 pm to 3:30
Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd.
Kitchener, ON

Join board, staff and other members at our Annual AGM, this year being held in Kitchener. All are welcome, and Seeds of Diversity members get in free. Otherwise, admission $5.

Enjoy bidding on our many silent auction items, great for Christmas gifts! Or gifting to yourself! They range from free admissions, to seed kits, to restaurant and store certificates and baskets.

Special guest speaker is well-known garden writer Lorraine Johnson. In the more than 15 years that Lorraine has been writing books and articles, she has become known for her unconventional outlook on the world of gardening. Advocating for organics in the days when synthetic chemicals ruled, writing about native plants before most people had heard the term, promoting community gardening when politicians were wary of involving people in parks, profiling guerrilla gardens when the idea still sounded vaguely dangerous, Lorraine has always written about marginal subjects on their way to becoming mainstream.

Not easily pigeon-holed, her work is often about the surprising corners where the impulse to nurture and sustain growth intersects with the human need to cultivate meaningful connections—with the earth and with each other. She views gardening as a strenuous conversation with the planet—indeed, as one of the most transformative ways to find our place in the world and what we want that world to be. She’s not afraid to include failures (her own, our own), along with hopes and dreams, in that conversation.

Lorraine’s writing career follows her passionate interests, and her more than 10 published books have covered a broad range of topics—from com- posting and native plant gardening to censorship and travel. Unabashedly an advocate, she has been promoting urban food production for decades not only in her writing but in her involvement with numerous community groups and organizations such as the Toronto Community Garden Network, Toronto Botanic Garden, the American Community Gardening Association, and others.
Lorraine lives in Toronto in a barn-shaped house with three chickens and two cats—and dreams of including a dwarf goat in her backyard.

Contact: