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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

Webinar: Celebrating Canada's Seed Innovators!

Wednesday December 7, 2016          4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

We'll hear from seed leaders about their diverse and forward thinking seed initiatives, advancing regional seed systems across the country. We'll hear from Sarah Hargreaves (EFAO) on “Farmer-led research”; Teprine Baldo & Stephen McComber (Strawberry Moon and Crow Moon Festivals, and Fire Council Farms) on “Seed for the community”; and Mel Sylvestre (BC Seed Co-op) on “Cooperative seed company models”.

More information: Register at

Saanich Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 14, 2017          10-2
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 505 Quayle Road
Saanich, BC

Haliburton Farm presents its 5th annual Seedy Saturday

Quality vendors, seeds, plants, starts, local wineries, seed exchange, children’s table.
Nourishment provided by

Speakers at 11 am and 1 pm include:
Lori Weidenhammer on Victory Gardens for Bees.

Admission $5 includes entry to the Gardens at HCP.


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Denman Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday January 28, 2017          
Denman Island Community Hall
Denman Island, BC

Brantford Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2017          10 to 2
Grand River Community Health Centre,363 Colborne Street
Brantford, ON

Seminars –Seed Table- Vendors-

Home Made Soup and Filled rolls available

Free tea and Coffee

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2017          10 am to 3:30 pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC

Mark your calendar! The 15th annual Seedy Saturday's theme this year is Flourish and Nourish with Linda Gilkeson’s “Flourishing Food Gardens all Year Round” and Amy Robson’s “Nourishing your Soil; the World Beneath your Feet.” As usual, we have the Seed Swap, local garden related Vendors, Master Gardeners, Seedy Cafe and the “Shoots with Roots” family program. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to school and community garden projects, as well as Seeds of Diversity. Don’t forget there are Raffles and Door prizes to be won! Check out our new website for more information.

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2017          10 to 3
McQuesten Urban Farm 785 Britannia Ave. (St. Helen Centre @ McQuesten)
Hamilton, ON

We are so looking forward to this fantastic event that brings together a wonderful community of like minded vendors, environmental groups, and local organizations. As always our goal is to host the community seed exchange, promote sustainable and local practices and share knowledge through workshops and presentations. There will be a wide range of vendors and exhibitors to make Seedy Saturday 2017 the 'go to' place for anyone and everyone interested in backyard gardening, edible gardening, pollinator gardens, sustainability, heirloom and organic seed supplies and more!


Nicolet Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 4, 2017          10 h à 16 h
salle du Centre des arts de Nicolet
Nicolet, QC

C’est avec grande joie que nous organisons la 1ère édition de la Fête des semences de Nicolet, au Centre-du-Québec. Pour cette grande première, nous espérons vous compter des nôtres pour partager cette grande passion qui nous anime tous! En cette première année, le thème s’inscrit de lui-même puisque nous construisons les bases de notre jardin : la qualité du sol sera donc mise à l’honneur.

Déjà plusieurs conférenciers sont prévus au programme, un potage réconfortant sera offert, un atelier pour les petits et les grands (un pont entre les générations), une table d’échange et bien sur, vous! Parce qu’une fête des semences sans les précieux semenciers que vous êtes ne pourrait exister.

Wellandport Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2017          1 to 5
Wellandport Community Centre, 5042 Canborough Rd
Wellandport, ON

Contact: 905-386-7388,

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Almonte Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2017          9 to 4
Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte St
Almonte, ON

*Looking for exhibitors: a Maple supplier, a winter CSA provider for Almonte & surrounding areas, a garden tool supplier, and/or someone who supplies garlic and/or seed potatoes. If you can provide any of these services, or have something you think would be a good fit, please contact Johvi Leeck at or 613-256-0486

Check back for more info on the vendors and seminars!

Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 11, 2017          10 to 3
Farmer’s Institute, 351 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island, BC

Island Natural Growers presents:
Salt Spring Island's 22nd Annual Seedy Saturday
Feature Family: Solanaceae

Montreal Seedy Saturday

Fev 10-12          
Jardin Botanique de Montréal
Montreal, QC

Stratford Seedy Sunday

Sunday February 12, 2017          11 to 4
Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie St
Stratford, ON

Seed exchange, seed vendors, gardening workshops and a café.

Contact: McLeod, , (519) 508-6363 ext 1.

Victoria Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 18, 2017          10am - 4pm
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

Hosted by the James Bay Market Society

$7 cash at the door, under 16 free


Ladner Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 18, 2017          9:30am-4:00pm
Ladner Community Centre, 4734 51 Street, Delta
Ladner, BC

Key speaker: Brian Minter
Come swap seeds, shop the vendors and enjoy our speakers as we celebrate the start of the gardening season.

Contact: Kristin Crouch at

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 18, 2017          9 to 3:30
Unitarian Congregation
Mississauga, ON

11th annual event.

Workshops, vendors, environmental groups and the Cozy Café – all favorites. Free admission. Vendor/exhibits welcome.

Contact: 905-790-6983.

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Kitchener Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          9 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library, Queen St
Kitchener, ON

GardenKitchener, Kitchener Master Gardeners (KMG) and the Kitchener Public Library (KPL) along with the District 19 Ontario Horticultural Societies would like to welcome you to our 6th annual Seedy Saturday program. We are quite excited to be offering a number of great opportunities for gardeners to participate in seed exchange (including a heritage seed swap), workshops, presentations, information booths and shopping. We hope to see all of our local nurseries; local not-for-profit groups and other vendors attend again in 2017.

Contact: or

Toronto Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          10 to 3
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E - large floral hall
Toronto, ON

What’s happening: Seed-related talks and workshops; a community seed exchange; ‘tours’ of our seed library; as well as local seed vendors and environmental organizations.

Contact: Mark Stewart:

Thunder Bay Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          1 to 4
Oliver Road Community Centre, 563 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON

Free admission
Seed Exchange
Free Workshops
Displays by local gardening-related groups!
Seeds for sale by local vendors!

For more info, contact Kim McGibbon at

Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Vancouver, BC

Sherbrooke Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017          
Serres St-Élie 4675 boul Industriel, Sherbrooke, J1L 2W5
Sherbrooke, QC

La Fête des semences de l'Estrie aura lieu pour une deuxième édition cette année aux Serres de St-Élie le 25 et le 26 février. Les objectifs de la fête des semences sont de partager et de découvrir sous le thème du potager et favorisez l’achat local.

Cette année, ce seront deux jours de festivité! Venez en grand nombre.


Sudbury Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street
Sudbury, ON

Guest speakers, seed exchange.
Displays by local gardening-related groups!
Seeds for sale by local vendors!

Contact: Hermina Smatlanek

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
Comox Valley, BC

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 3
Carling Heights Optimist Ctr - 656 Elizabeth St
London, ON

London Middlesex Master Gardeners Invite you to our 10th Annual Seedy Saturday

$5.00 admission includes speakers, exhibits, garden supplies, demonstrations, seed swap and several local vendors

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Quinte West Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Prince Charles Public School, 138 Dufferin Avenue South, Trenton,
Quinte West, ON

Features free workshops, many new and returning vendors selling heirloom, open pollinated seeds and our seed exchange. Free admission. Drinks and food available for purchase.

Contact Colleen O'Reilly at or 613-475-6139

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          
Thompson Community Centre
Richmond, BC

Contact: Amy 604-244-7377

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Newmarket Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 4, 2017          10 to 2
Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan
Newmarket, ON

Seeds and garden supplies
Local, fresh, delicious food
Inspiring workshops
Community seed exchange

No admission charge, donations gratefully appreciated, free parking

For more information contact:

North Algona Wilberforce Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 5, 2017          
Rankin Recreation Centre, 20 Rankin Rink Rd
North Algona Wilberforce, ON


Mission City Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          10-2
Clarke Theatre (HPSS) at 33700 Prentis Ave
Mission City, BC

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Yorkton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 11, 2017          12:30-4pm
Dr. Brass school 19 Darlington Street West
Yorkton, SK

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Peterborough Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          
Peterborough, ON

More details to come.
Questions or to apply as a vendor: Jillian Bishop

Squamish Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 12, 2017          10 to 2
Brennan Park Community Centre, 1009 Centennial Way
Squamish, BC

Seed swap table, vendors, gardening and seed saving workshops, cafe, and launch of the Squamish Seed Library.


Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          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


Teahouse and Eats Amore Food Truck

Childrens Activities


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


Cobourg Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
Villa St. Joseph Retreat & Ecology Centre 445 Monk St.
Cobourg, ON

Fergus Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
Fergus Senior Centre, 150 Albert St. W.
Fergus, ON

Seed exchange, vendors.

North Vancouver Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 18, 2017          
City Library, 120 14th St W
North Vancouver, BC

Free gardening workshop 10-12; and the seed exchange will happen 12-2.

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          11 to 4
Central Seniors Recreational Centre north side entrance 11113-113st
Edmonton, AB

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Campbell River Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          11 to 2
Campbell River Community Centre
Campbell River, BC

Attendance is free; refreshments will be available.

Duncan Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2017          
Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium (5574 River Rd)
Duncan, BC

Cowichan Green Community is pleased to announce that we will host the 9th annual Duncan Seedy Sunday.

An event for local gardeners to source locally and ecologically grown seeds, garden starts, and perennials, this event will also feature activities for children and a series of gardening workshops. Admission is $2/person. CGC members and children under the age of 13 years enter for free.

Terrace Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          11 to 2
Health Unit Auditorium 3412 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC

Greater Terrace Food Association(GTFA) is hosting our Seedy Saturday.
We ask people who saved seeds and want to exchange them with other collectors to come sharp at 11 AM.
There will be also opportunity to buy seeds at good wholesale prices or get some free from donations.Master gardener and garden related topic experts will be present.

Contact: 250-638-7734

Guelph Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25, 2017          
St. George’s Church, Mitchell Hall, 99 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON

Guelph Seedy Saturday is happy to once again be part of
Transition Guelph’s Resilience Festival

Buy & trade seeds ~Feel inspired ~ Connect with kindred spirits.

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Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          10am to 3pm
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore branch 967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON

Hosted by the Innisfil Seed Library, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library and Gilford & District Horticultural Society, please join us for our 1st annual Seedy Saturday! Seed vendors, garden-related community groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demonstrations, children’s crafts and other memorable activities. Free admission.

Contact: Bridget Indelicato at

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Scarborough Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road SOUTH, south of Kingston Rd.
Scarborough, ON

This year the SSGF Fair will focus on Biodiversity and Saving Our Bees.

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!

There will be Workshops including a focus on Biodiversity, diversity of seeds, bees, seed planting and saving and more!

This day is fun for everyone. 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 Access Alliance on the Danforth, the Scarborough Food Network and the University of Toronto Sustainability Office, Scarborough.


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Port Alberni Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 1, 2017          9 am to 1 pm
Farmer's Market, 6211 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC

Clearwater Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 2017          
Clearwater, BC

Langley Seedy Saturday

Saturday May 13, 2017          1 to 4
Langley Demonstration Garden, in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum
Langley, BC

Just before Mother’s Day, celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Demonstration Garden season with a seed- and seedling-swap, free workshops, and activities for the family. Gardening experts of all stripes will be on hand, along with local seeds, plants and treats for purchase.