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

Halifax Seedy Saturday

2021-04-17          8:00AM - 1:00PM
Halifax Brewery Market
Halifax, NS

Mark your calendars for the Hello Spring Event; details to come!

Contact: Rachael, hello [at] halifaxbrewerymarket.com

Alberni Valley Seedy Saturday

2021-04-15          
Virtual
Alberni Valley, BC

After cancelling in 2020 due to COVID, we are delighted to announce that Alberni Valley Seedy Saturday 2021 is going COVID-safe online so that local gardeners can access their locally acclimatized seeds safely and easily.

Alberni Valley Seedy Saturday 2021 is online for one month, March 15 to April 15.

You can browse and order from local seed savers, and vendors local and regional, in a convenient online store.

Many local vendors will provide curbside pick-up. Others will be mail order.

Zoom seminars will be held, dates and times to be announced.
So far, topics include:

The Great Family Potato Project
Surviving the Climate Food Emergency

Contact: wfwi [at] shaw.ca

More information: localline.ca/avssonline

Brampton Seedy Saturday

2021-04-13          
Virtual
Brampton, ON

9th annual Seedy Saturday and Garden Show presented by the City of Brampton in partnership with Brampton Horticultural Society.

Our popular annual gardening show is back! This year, we’re going virtual.

Join us to:
- Hear from environmental experts
- Access gardening resources
- Connect with local gardening vendors
- Explore the Kids’ Zone with printable and instructional video activities

This content, including videos, will be available until April 13, 2021

More information: www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/parks/Pages/Seedy-Saturday.aspx

Cannington/Beaverton/Georgina-Brock Seedy Saturday

2021-04-24          9:30AM - 2:30PM
Pefferlaw Outdoor Rink
Pefferlaw, ON

Three Horticultural Societies - Beaverton, Cannington, and Georgina-Brock - are planning an outdoor event! The perfect opportunity to swap heritage and open pollinated seeds! Seed and seedling vendors, garden related items and more are all in the plans.

More information: www.facebook.com/events/5433211593386219

Annapolis Royal Seedy Saturday

2021-04-24          
See details for locations
Annapolis Royal, NS

Annapolis Royal Seedy Saturday is happening on April 24th this year and will be an in-person event! The event is to take place at two venues in town: The Legion and The Historic Gardens.

Details to follow. Stay tuned!

North Thompson Seed Exchange Drop Box

2021-04-30          
Dutch Lake Community Centre, 209 Dutch Lake Rd
Clearwater, BC

North Thompson Community Seed Library, managed by Yellowhead Community Services Food Security Program.

As a part of the library, and in place of our regular Seedy Saturday event, we are running a socially distanced seed exchange drop box from Jan 18 - April 30, 2021.

Contact: Joanna Hurst, Food Security Program Coordinator joanna.h [at] yellowheadcs.ca or 250-674-3530

Williams Lake Seedy Saturday

2021-05-01          
Williams Lake, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Beeton Seedy Saturday

2021-05-31          
Virtual
Beeton, ON

It's time to be thinking about seeds! New Tecumseth Public Library has partnered with Seeds of Diversity to bring you a Seedy Saturday Speaker Series, running March 8 - May 31.

March 8-22: Seed Starting (Dan Rubin)
March 22-April 5: Seed Germination Test Basics (Kim Delaney)
April 5 – April 19: Cultivation and Processing of Medicinal Plants (Lauren Bosch)
April 19-May 3: Fresh Ways with Balcony Gardening (Lara Lucretia Mrosovsky)
May 3-May 17: Seed Saving (Dan Rubin)
May 10-May 24: Heritage Flower Gardens c.1900-1920 (Bob Wildfong)
May 17-May 31: Intermediate to Advanced Seed Saving (Bob Wildfong)

More information: ntpl.ca/your-library/beeton-seed-library/