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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

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!


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Garden care and seed saving

Saturday May 2, 2015          11 to 1
Vancouver Public Library - Kensington branch 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews (near Knight and Kingsway)
Vancouver, BC

Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library for a free workshop on garden maintenance and seed saving! We'll help you learn tips for watering, harvesting, natural pest control, soil testing and much more! Then, our instructor will go over how to save seeds and when to do it. Our seed sharing library will once again be open to participants. Please register online at

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LIVE WORKSHOP: Saving your own seeds part 3: Gentle Transplanting

Saturday May 2, 2015          10 to 11:30
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary barn, 1200 Princess Street
Kingston, ON

Now that the warmer weather is here, it is almost time to transplant your plants from the greenhouse to the gardens.

In this workshop you will learn the tricks to successfully transplant your seedlings outdoors, and train your eye to look for the best plants from which to save seed. Since plants grown for seed should be labelled, we will paint our own permanent “name stakes” to take home to label our well-planned gardens.

Parking is limited so please carpool or use public transportation if you can. No fees but donations are welcome!

Toronto (Thorncliff Park) Seedy Sunday

Sunday May 3, 2015          4 to 6 pm
Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre (lower level of library), 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto (Thorncliff Park), ON

Free Event.

It's almost time for planting! Come for seed exchanges, expert gardening advice. Learn about green initiatives. Free kids activities!

Intermediate/advanced Seed Saving Best Practices & Introduction to Grain Growing

Sunday May 3, 2015          1 to 4 pm
Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 3320 Paul Anka Dr
Ottawa, ON

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Saving your own seeds part 2: Gentle Transplanting

Wednesday May 6, 2015          5 pm

Following our Saturday live workshop will be our Wednesday live webinar. Every second month we will have a live webinar following the live workshop that month. The webinar will combine information from the previous two live workshops and will be an opportunity for those living outside of the Kingston area to connect with us and ask questions at the end of the webinar. We will be recording the webinar to post online so that the information will be available for anyone who missed the live webinar.

Links, recorded webinars and any suggested information will be available through our events listing,

Burk's Falls Seedy Friday

Friday May 8, 2015          Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 3
Burk's Falls Armour & Ryerson Union Library
Burk's Falls, ON

Seed exchange (non GMO)
Seed packages 25 cents each

Free Draw, seed-saving, pollinator, bee and Monarch information.

Contact: Nieves Guijarro, CEO 705-382-3327

Kitimat Seedy Saturday

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


Everyone Welcome!


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.


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


Kitimat Understanding the Environment

& The Kitimat Community Garden

CONTACT: or call 250-632-9107

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’ 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

Seed Saving with Bob Wildfong, executive director, Seeds of Diversity

Tuesday May 12, 2015          6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 3320 Paul Anka Dr
Ottawa, ON

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Toronto Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 23, 2015          12 to 4
Black Creek Community Farm, 4929 Jane St
Toronto, ON

Come visit Black Creek Community Farm during Doors Open Toronto, and buy and share your seeds and seedlings from local organic growers!

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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.