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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

ACORN conference

Monday November 27, 2017          
Best Western Glengarry
Truro, NS

November 27-29: ACORN's Organic Conference and Trade Show


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EFAO Conference with Seed Seminars

Nov 29 to Dec 1          
Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood, ON

Registration is now open for the 2017 Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference: Rebuilding Rural Economies from the Ground Up!

Join over 300 ecological growers and supporters from across Ontario and beyond for an incredible three days packed full of practical farmer training, networking opportunities, and celebration.

We are proud to be hosting 4 great seminars on seed production at this conference and an advisory meeting for vegetable farmers looking to increase vegetable seed production on their farm.

On-Farm Vegetable Variety Trials
Julie Dawson - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, November 29: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Developing New Potato Varieties for Ontario Climates
Duane Falk - USC Canada
Thursday, November 30: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Isolation and Pollination Techniques for On-Farm Seed Production
Kim Delaney - Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
Friday, December 1: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Vegetable Variety Needs Consultation for Ontario Vegetable Producers
Aabir Dey & Marie-Eve Levert - USC Canada
Friday, December 1: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration closes on November 28 - register for this amazing conference today!


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Saanich Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 13, 2018          
Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd., Victoria
Saanich, BC

Speaker at 11 and 1 : Tba.
Local certified organic seeds, produce, children's table, quality vendors.
$7 includes entry to gardens at HCP.

Refreshments available at Charlotte and the Quail:
Contact and registrations: Haliburton Farm -

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 3, 2018          10 to 3
St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary school. 20 Bonaparte Way
Hamilton, ON


More information:

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 3, 2018          10 to 3:30
QB Civic Centre, 747 Jones St
Qualicum Beach, BC

16th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday, "Sow, Grow, Enjoy."

Activities: seed swap, 70+ vendors, speakers, farmers' market, Milner Garden's "Shoots with Roots" children's program, Master Gardeners, Seedy Cafe, door prizes and raffle.

Admission: by donation.

For further information please contact:

Nicolet Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 3, 2018          9h30 à 16h
salle du Centre des arts de Nicolet
Nicolet, QC

Le theme de notre journée est :Les semences. L'an dernier, pour notre premiere année, nous avons eu plus de 900 visiteurs en une seule journée!

Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 10, 2018          
Salt Spring Island, BC

Stratford Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 11, 2018          11 to 3
The Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie Street
Stratford, ON

Contact .

We will have seed vendors, a seed exchange table, gardening workshops and refreshments.

Toronto North Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 17, 2018          10 am to 4 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto North, ON

This year, Seedy Saturday will be held on the same day as TBG’s annual Get the Jump on Spring garden show. There will be many seed vendors, a community seed swap, workshops, talks, horticultural group exhibitors, a floral design competition and show, a café, and a big book sale of used gardening books!

For information on TBG’s 2018 Seedy Saturday, please contact Mark Stewart:

Almonte Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 17, 2018          9 to 3
Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Rd
Almonte, ON

Our Seedy Saturday will provide the opportunity for people to come together to exchange information and to buy, sell or trade interesting and unusual heritage varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb, flower, wild and native Ontario seeds.
We will have a seed exchange for seeds and extra plants, cuttings, books, magazines, pots, trellising, tools and/or gardening supplies. In the exchange, for each item donated another can be taken home. Larger items equate to a few extra goodies per item. If you forget to bring exchange items and still want to partake, a small donation (ie. $1 ea.) would be appreciated.
Many gardening and environmental organizations will be invited to set up information tables. We will have guest speakers available throughout the day to discuss a range of topics of interest for beginners through to advanced gardeners. These will add to the enthusiastic anticipation of this year’s gardening season!


Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          9:30 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener, ON

The GardenKitchener/Kitchener Horticultural Society’s annual Seedy Saturday is set for Feb 24th. As in the past few years, the event will be held at the Kitchener Public Library, Main Branch on Queens St. Kitchener. We hope to have or exceed last year’s 22 vendors and 5 speakers at the 9:30 – 2:30 event. Estimates of those attending last years event were over 500 community members. Hope to see you there.


Milton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          
Greenhouse at Landscape Ontario, 7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON

Picton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          10 to 3
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) 41 Barker St.
Picton, ON

Sorrento Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          
Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay rd
Sorrento, BC

contact Rebekah Smith 250 253-1414

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall
Vancouver, BC

– Hosted by Vancouver Master Gardeners.

Always looking for organic growers and more vendors or lecturers…..

Contact – Lynne Chrismas –

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 24, 2018          9:30 to 3
Unitarian Congregation
Mississauga, ON

There will be educational workshops, vendors, exhibitors and seed exchanges. Vendors and exhibitors are welcome. Contact Carole Berry at

There is no entrance fee for this event.

Cambridge Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          10 to 12
rare Charitable Research Reserve 1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON


More information:

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          
Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.
Comox Valley, BC

This year we are calling it "Local seeds - Bountiful Harvest"

We will have Des Kennedy speaking in the morning on Seed saving - a humorous take.

and Lynda Smith in the afternoon on "After the harvest - what then?"

It will include a gardening trade show and a Seed Exchange.

Vegetarian lunch will be served.

Entrance is $5 from 10 till 2 and free from 2 till 3.

Ladner Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          10 to 3
Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Avenue
Ladner, BC

There will be several various garden orientated vendors, 2 guest speakers plus our Seed Saving Swap/Exchange/Trade/Share Table.


Newmarket Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          10 am to 2 pm
Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, ON

York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Seedy Saturday.

Details: Family-freindly event

- Children's Area

- Seed Exchange

- Seed Library

- Vendors

- Interactive Activity area

- Food vendors

Contact Marissa (905) 841-3101 x205 or


Twitter: @YRFoodNetwork

Ottawa Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Ottawa, ON


Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          
Richmond, BC

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 3, 2018          10 am to 3 pm
Carling heights Optimist Community Centre 656 Elizabeth St.
London, ON

London Middlesex Master Gardeners

Moose Jaw Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 4, 2018          10 to 3
Timothy Eaton Center located at 510 main St. N
Moose Jaw, SK

Brampton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 10, 2018          
Brampton, ON

Kingston Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 10, 2018          10 to 3
LCVI-153 Van Order Drive
Kingston, ON

Seed Swap table and seed saving workshops will be featured.


Stoney Plain Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 10, 2018          10 to 3 pm
PERC building next to the Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5413-51 Street
Stoney Plain, AB

Entry Fee: none or donation

Jennifer Burns-Robinson
Multicultural Heritage Centre
780-963-2777 (Tuesdays only)

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 11, 2018          10 to 3
Apple Room at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Kelowna, BC

An opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants.
Network with locals who love to garden. Participate in
garden related workshops. For more information:

Admission $2. Kids free. Free parking.


Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 11, 2018          
Peterborough, ON

To inquire about setting up or for more details contact Jillian Bishop at

Cobourg Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 17, 2018          10 am to 2 pm
Villa St. Joseph Retreat & Ecology Centre 445 Monk St.
Cobourg, ON

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 17, 2018          9:30 to 1:30
OLPH Parish Center 635 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops, BC


Local, Heritage and Heirloom Seeds available.

Organic Gardening Supplies, Soil Amendments, Tools, Resources.

Community Groups and Workshops


Community Kitchens Teahouse and Eats Amore Food Truck

Childrens Activities


Admission $2 per person. Seniors, Students or Transit Pass holders No Charge


St. Thomas Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 17, 2018          10 to 3
St. Thomas Library
St. Thomas, ON

Get your green on and join us for our 2nd annual Seedy Saturday at St. Thomas Public Library! We will be having a community seed exchange, crafts, and local vendors on site, as well as Master Gardeners available to answer any questions you may have about your garden! This was a great event last year, and we are really excited to be doing it again

Contact: or 519-631-6050, ext. 8014

Cornwall Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 17, 2018          10 to 3
Cornwall Benson Centre, 800 7th Street West
Cornwall, ON

Join All Things Food and the Transition Cornwall+ for Cornwall's 4th Annual Seedy Saturday, where we have organized a seed exchange, a variety of seed vendors, local food vendors, beginner and advanced gardening workshops, free children's activities, and locally made refreshments. Admission is free!

New this year we have a special seed give away/exchange specifically for children where they can exchange tokens earned at the activities for smaller seed packets (instead of money or other seeds).

Seed vendors and community groups wanting to register for a booth should contact Kat Rendek at 613 935-4017 or

Campbell River Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 24, 2018          11 am to 2 pm
Campbell River Community Centre – 401-11th Avenue
Campbell River, BC


Seed swap, vendors, demos, plant sales and much more.

Free Entry

Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 24, 2018          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road SOUTH, south of Kingston Rd.
Scarborough, ON

This year the Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair is running a week earlier on Saturday March 24.

Come out and learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or attend our great workshops. Then stop by one of our local garden clubs' or gardening vendors' tables and ask an expert!

Over 60 tables will include heirloom seed vendors, green exhibits, bee products, worm composting, backyard gardening, garden associations and regional organizations such as LEAF, the TRCA and Rouge Park . Be a steward and bring in your used electronics for recycling! And there will be KIDS events too.

The Fair is hosted by the Stewards of the Earth at St. Agatha Catholic School, the Treehuggers at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and Seeds of Diversity. It is also supported by Dr Norman Bethune Eco team ( BEAT) and the University of Toronto Sustainability Office, Scarborough.


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Haldimand County Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 24, 2018          9 to 2
Hagersville Community Center 62 Main St. South
Haldimand County, ON

The Haldimand Horticultural Society would like to welcome everyone to our second annual Seedy Saturday. We are looking forward to offering our visitors workshops, a seed exchange table, shopping, and information about gardening from roses to carrots.
Come out for the day and meet local producers of seed, produce, essential oils, lavender, alpaca and sheep fibre, soil amendments, and more! For more info or to become a participating vendor, contact:

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 31, 2018          10 to 3
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON

Innisfil Seed Library in partnership with the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library and the Innisfil Garden Club presents the 2nd annual Innisfil Seedy Saturday! Free admission but donations always appreciated.

Innisfil Seedy Saturday includes seed vendors, garden-related community groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demonstrations, children’s crafts and other memorable activities. The Innisfil Seed Library also reopens for its 3rd season.

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Contact: Bridget Indelicato at

Toronto Central Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 31, 2018          
Evergreen Brick Works
Toronto Central, ON

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 7, 2018          
Clearwater, BC

Contact: Anne Baker

Surrey Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 7, 2018          11 am to 3 pm
Historic Stewart Farm 13723 Crescent Rd
Surrey, BC

Contact: Jerrilin Spence

Prince Albert Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 21, 2018          9 am to 5 pm
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
Prince Albert, SK