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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

Seed Processing Workshop

Sunday November 30, 2014          10-1
Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Road
Courtenay, BC

Save the Date! The Central Island Seed Savers Network (CISSN) is happy to announce that we will host two seed processing workshops this November. November 2 (Duncan) & November 30 (Courtenay).

Earlier this year, CISSN was awarded a grant from the Bauta Initiative on Canadian Seed Security to build some seed processing equipment that will be available for CISSN members and friends to rent. The equipment includes, an air-separator, a tumbler, and a series of hand screens.

As a component of this project, we will host two regional workshops were we will showcase and trial the new equipment. We will have seed on hand for cleaning, but feel free to bring your own seed to clean. The workshop will run through the lunch hour, so please bring a pot-luck dish to share.

Workshops are free, but we do ask that people register. We also have limited number of travel subsidies (available upon request). To sign-up for either workshop, or to inquire about the travel subsidy, please email Vanessa at .

Seed Workshops at Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference

Friday December 5, 2014          8:30 to 5
YMCA Geneva Park
Orillia, ON

Integrating Seed into Market Gardens
Dan Brisebois - Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm

Breeding for Organic Systems
Matthew Goldfarb and Petra Page-Mann -Fruition Seeds

Collaborative Seed Production
Kim Delaney - Hawthorn Farm
Cory Eichman - Saugeen River CSA

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Seed Workshops at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference

Saturday December 6, 2014          8:30 to 5
YMCA Geneva Park
Orillia, ON

Diversified Grain Production: Learn from grain growing experts Thor Oeschner, George Wright, and Elizabeth Dyck, for this 3-part full-day session as they share their best practices on variety selection, crop rotation, equipment, and marketing for diversified grain production.

Thor Oeschner - Farmer Ground Flour
Elizabeth Dyck - OGRIN
George Wright - Castor River Farm

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Saanich Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 10, 2015          10 to 2
Haliburton Farm, 741 Haliburton Rd
Saanich, BC

Produce, Preserves, Seedlings, Seeds, Community Seed exchange.


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Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 7, 2015          10 to 3:30
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St.
Qualicum Beach, BC

Our theme this year is Sow the Seeds

QB Seedy Saturday 2015 Speakers

Our speakers will all be dealing
with aspects of the backyard garden.

10:30 – 11:45 Diane Sharp

12:00 – 1:15 Kate Green

1:30 – 2:45
Expert Panel

Kathy Claxton and Candice Coghill and Kim Hammond

There will be a Seed Swap, Raffle, Speakers, Vendors and much more.


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Brockville Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 14, 2015          10 to 2
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON

Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 14, 2015          10 to 4
Farmers' Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 14, 2015          9 to 3
Unitarian Congregation, 84 South Service Rd
Mississauga, ON

Contact: Carole Berry 905-790-6983

Pickering Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 21, 2015          11 to 4
Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd
Pickering, ON

Our event includes a display area where vendors may offer items for sale, and community and horticultural groups will host display tables. There will be a seed swap table where gardeners can trade their seeds for others. We will also have a variety of topics presented by guest speakers.

11:45 am to 12:45 pm Garden Photography ~ Ken Brown

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Peonies ~ Lana Taylor-Mills

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Thickson Woods

Contact: Mandy Smiles,

Victoria Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 21, 2015          10 to 4
Victoria Conference Centre, 750 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

Hosted by the James Bay Market Society.
$7, under 16 free


Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 21, 2015          9 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener, ON

The event will be held at the newly renovated and expanded Central Library of the Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener. The event is co-sponsored the Kitchener Horticultural Society, the Kitchener Public Library and the Kitchener Master Gardeners. This year we have invited the Horticultural Societies in District 19 (9 Societies two of which were the fastest growing Societies in Ontario – Cambridge and Kitchener) of the OHA to join us.

We plan to bring in more vendors in the past, some excellent speakers that includes Dugald Cameron (Gardenimports) and our Seed Exchange will feature heritage seeds that have been collected by Master Gardeners and members of the Societies.

We are quite excited to be offering a number of great opportunities for gardeners to participate in seed swaps (including our heritage seed swap), workshops, presentations, information booths and even a bit of shopping.

Contact: Bruce MacNeil, 519-576-6034 or

Ladner Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 21, 2015          10 to 3
Harris Barn at Hawthorne Grove Park, 4140 Arthur Dr
Ladner, BC

The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 will be held on February 21 & 22. This year the Ladner Community Garden Society has partnered with the Corporation of Delta for the event. The Harris Barn is a historic site perfect for seed sharing with its agricultural heritage. The venue has lots of parking and is accessible. Brian Minter is our key speaker on Saturday, February 21 at 10am.

Bridgewater Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 21, 2015          10 to 3
MARC, Dayspring, 33 Leary Fraser Rd
Bridgewater, NS

This is a buy, sell, and trade event where local organic seed producers come together to engage with the community. Entry is by donation to the local food bank. There will be a healthy soup lunch, kids activity room, and film screenings.

Contact: Rosmarie, 902-521-2538

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Sooke Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 28, 2015          10 to 3
Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd
Sooke, BC

Organized by Sooke Region Food CHI Society

Contact: Mary Alice Johnson

Saint Vallier Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 28, 2015          9h à 16h30
l'école La Ruche, 364 rue principale
Saint Vallier, QC

Fête des Semences de La Mauve

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Truro Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 28, 2015          10 to 2
Truro Farmer’s Market, 15 Young St.
Truro, NS

Contact: Andrea Caven, Living Earth Council,

Regina Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 28, 2015          
Regina, SK

Highlights this year will include a demonstration on sprouting and the "Do Touch" table for the children, along with a special garden art project in clay with artist Vic Cicansky.

Nanaimo Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 1, 2015          10 to 3
Nanaimo District Secondary School, 355 Wakesiah
Nanaimo, BC

Contact: 250-618-6323 or

Quebec Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 1, 2015          10h à 16h30
Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval, 2325, rue de l’Université
Quebec, QC

6ᵉ Fête des semences et de l'agriculture urbaine

Le Réseau d'agriculture urbaine de Québec vous invitent à la 6ᵉ édition de la Fête des semences et de l’agriculture urbaine de Québec. Sur place, plus de 40 exposants donneront le goût aux citoyen(ne)s de cultiver des aliments, que ce soit en pot, dans un potager domestique, sur un toit ou dans un jardin communautaire. Plusieurs artisans semenciers proposeront une panoplie de semences rares, patrimoniales et biologiques. 15 conférences seront offertes tout au long de la journée. Une salle sera réservée pour l’échange de semences et une autre sera dédiée aux activités pour enfants. Possibilité de casser la croûte sur place. Entrée gratuite – contribution volontaire !


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Enderby Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2015          
A.L. Fortune School
Enderby, BC

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2015          10 to 3
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 656 Elizabeth Street
London, ON


Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2015          10 to 3
Florence Filberg Centre
Comox Valley, BC

presented by Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers

Horticultural Trade Show, Community Seed Exchange, Speakers, Workshops, Children’s Activities, Seedy Cafe
$5.00; children under 12 free

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Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2015          10 to 1
Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Av
Richmond, BC

7th Annual Richmond Seedy Saturday

Fernie Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 7, 2015          10 to 4
Fernie Community Centre
Fernie, BC

SEED SWAP at the Annual Griz Days Craft Fair

Presented by members of the Fernie Community EcoGarden. We will have seeds to swap and share, information about seed saving, biodiversity, and achieving food security in the Elk Valley. A welcome and timely opportunity for winter-weary gardeners to get together and chat about our favourite activity!

Contact: or Mary 250-430-2117.

Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 8, 2015          1 to 5
George St United Church, 534 George St N
Peterborough, ON

Contact: Jill Bishop

Yorkton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2015          
Yorkton, SK

Kingston Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 14, 2015          
Kingston, ON

New, larger location: LCVI

St. Catherines Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 15, 2015          9:30 to 3:30
Centre for Older Adults, 80 Dunlop Dr.
St. Catherines, ON

We have booked two rooms—A very large Gym for vendors and a separate smaller room with a stage and sound system for guest speakers.

There are no stairs and has easy access for vendors and the public. Lots of parking.

Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28, 2015          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School
Scarborough, ON


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

Wolfville Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 11, 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!

Langley Seedy Sunday

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

Contact: or 604-546-0337

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