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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

Langley Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 7, 2016          1:30 to 4:30
Langley Demonstration Garden, 21200 block Fraser Highway
Langley, BC

Get ready for Mother’s Day in a unique way, with our annual seed swap at the opening of the Langley Demonstration Garden season, featuring seed and gardening activities, resources, and workshops. FREE container gardening workshop and kids’ crafts. Bring your own saved or leftover seeds OR your extra seedlings to swap, or bring a few dollars to purchase seeds, plants, or treats. Hosted by LEPS and the Township of Langley.

Orillia Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 7, 2016          8 am to 1 pm
Orillia Fairground Farmer's Market
Orillia, ON

Seedy Saturday provides gardeners a chance to share their heirloom, seed with one another to make sure it’s available for future generations. It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially.

There are many ways for you to get involved, whether you have seeds to trade or not!

Experienced gardeners will be bringing seeds to share with others. Growers will be bringing plants and seedlings for you to get started! There will also be a drop-in activity center for children, where they can learn about seeds, planting and they can make seed crafts to take home!

And finally, if you want to dive deep in learning about seeds and growing, there will be workshops for you to attend!

Contact: Nadia McIlveen, Market Manager , 249-385-5549.

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Hanna Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 14, 2016          9:30 to 2:30
Hanna Pioneer Museum Quonset
Hanna, AB

Presented by: Hanna Historical Society and Hanna in Bloom Committee

Registration Fee: Adults - $10.00 (includes lunch)
Children under 12 – Free (accompanied by an adult)
Pre-Register: (pay when you arrive for the event)

Schedule of activities:
9:30 – Registration
10:00 – Children’s Activity
10:30 – Pallet Garden Demonstration
11:00 – Guest Speaker, Sandi Checkel: “Gardening myths, Soil problems,
Growing from seed, Good plant varieties for this area”
12:00 – Lunch (Soup and Sandwich)
12:30 – Guest Speaker (continued)
-- Q & A
1:30 – Door Prizes, Perennial Exchange and Plant Sale (Checkel Greenhouses)

We welcome all gardeners, new and experienced, to come and spend a day at the Museum for a few hours of fellowship and learning. If your perennials need dividing, this is the perfect opportunity to share. Pot them up, bring what you have, go home with something new for your garden. Do you have extra seeds you have saved for sharing? Bring them, too.

Innisfil Seed Library Launch

Saturday May 14, 2016          1 to 4
Innisfil Library Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Rd
Innisfil, ON

Join us at this family-friendly event with hands-on planting demos and other fun activities, door prizes and orientation sessions to borrow seeds all season long. Come celebrate and borrow some seeds to grow!


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Planning Your Seed Saving Garden

Saturday May 14, 2016          1 to 4
The Cottage Gardener Heirloom Seedhouse
4199 Gilmore Rd., Newtonville, ON

Do you want to save your own seed this season, but are not sure where to start?
Have you had issues in the past with seed not coming true to type? We can help!

In this interactive half-day workshop, Mary and Dan (owners of The Cottage Gardener) will cover the six key success factors in growing good seed and how to plan your plantings to avoid cross-pollination.

Workshop participants will come away with their own personalized seed-saving garden plan.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book now to reserve your spot.


20th Anniversary Open House Cottage Gardener

Saturday July 23, 2016          
4199 Gilmore Road, RR#1
Newtonville, ON

Come out and see how we grow our seed crops and tour our two properties. The day will include guided tours, demonstrations and free refreshments. Watch for more details on the event closer to the date, posted on our Facebook page.

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