Seedy Saturday season is upon us! This wonderful lineup of events includes seed swapping, workshops and speakers, exhibits, and a variety of activities supporting sustainable food all over Vancouver Island!

(Photo from Victoria Seedy Saturday)

When is Seedy Saturday coming to your community?

13 January 2018

Saanich Seedy Saturday hosted by Haliburton Community Organic Farm and the Gardens at HCP

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Gardens at HCP

505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC, V89 2J7

The first Seedy Saturday on Vancouver Island is back! Seeds! Plants! Two amazing featured speakers! Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm will tell us about Gardening with Mushrooms; Dan Jason will speak on Ancient Grains & Seeds.
Looking forward to seeing you at our third amazing year at the beautiful Couvelier Pavilion at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Still only $5, cash at the door, includes entry to the gardens.

https://www.facebook.com/events/504757539903949/

(Photo from Seed Library of Galiano)

27 January 2018

Galiano’s Seedy Saturday hosted by Seed Library of Galiano

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

South Hall

Guest speakers, seed exchange and give-aways, and Seed Library check-out opportunities.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409153016169776/

 

3 February 2018-01-04

Qualicum Seedy Saturday hosted by Metchosin Farm

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2L1

Cost is by donation. There will be seeds, plant starts and more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/960308210783345/

 

10 February 2018

Salt Spring Seedy Saturday hosted by Metchosin Farm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saltspring Island

More details TBA

https://www.facebook.com/events/148286652481326/

(Photo by Victoria Seedy Saturday)

17 February 2018

Victoria Seedy Saturday hosted by Victoria Seedy Saturday and Metchosin Farm

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Victoria Conference Centre

720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W3M7

Victoria’s annual seed & garden show with educational speakers, 60+ exhibitors, seed swap & book exchange, kids activity area, master gardeners, plus a couple of thousand gardening enthusiasts. Admission $7.00 or free for under 16!

https://www.facebook.com/events/826757244173005/

(Photo from Sooke Seedy Saturday)

24 February 2018

Sooke Seedy Saturday hosted by Sooke Region Food CHI

10:00am – 3:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall

2037 Shields Road

Gear up for gardening at Sooke’s 9th annual Seedy Saturday.

Sooke Region Food CHI is delighted to again present its annual kick-off to a new growing season in downtown Sooke. Admission by donation (recommended $5).

As ever, the day will showcase a range of seed and plant vendors offering all you need for the year ahead. Also back this year will be workshops, educational displays, the popular Kids’ Zone and the seed exchange table (where you can do your part in promoting biodiversity in the Sooke Region).

Expect plenty of opportunities to meet local wild harvesters and food artisans in addition to chance encounters with friends and neighbours at one of the winter season’s best social minglers.

The Sooke Fall Fair Society will be providing a delicious and healthy lunch downstairs throughout the day alongside its popular marketplace.

Vendors please apply here: http://sookefoodchi.ca/events/seedysaturday/vendors/

Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated! http://sookefoodchi.ca/events/seedysaturday/volunteer-at-seedy-saturday.

Food CHI is a local non-profit food security group working to create vibrant, sustainable food systems for our region. Seedy Saturday is one of our major fundraisers of the year.

Whether you are an avid gardener with decades of experience, a new backyard gardener, or a farmer – start your growing season at Sooke Seedy Saturday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/171833570237143/

 

3 March 2018

Comox Valley Seedy Saturday hosted by Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Florence Filberg Centre

Courtenay, BC

More details TBA

https://www.facebook.com/events/161843024424859/

 

3 March 2018

Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2018

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ladner United Church

4960 48 Avenue, Delta, BC

Come join us at Ladner Seedy Saturday where you will find a seed swap, garden speakers and vendors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/128557781066292/

 

10 March 2018 

Chilliwack’s Seedy Saturday 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The local Harvest Market

7697 Lickman Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4A7

Our Third Annual Seed Swap in Chilliwack!!
Join us for all things Seeds, Seedlings, Compost, Fertilizer, Water, Worms, Soil, Mulch.
Come learn about our seed initiatives and how The Local Harvest Marketstarted saving seeds.
We’ll have local experts on hand to answer your growing needs 🙂
Bring your kids and go for a tour of the farm, visit the pigs and the chickens, and check out local handmade goodies!

https://www.facebook.com/events/612473508876347/

 

1o March 2018

Kamloops Seedy Saturday hosted by SSOL Gardens

9:30 am – 1:30 pm

OLPH Parish Centre

635 Tranquille Rd.

CELEBRATE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION
Local, Heritage and Heirloom Seeds available.
Organic Gardening Supplies, Soil Amendments, Tools,Resources.
Community Groups and Workshops
BUY or EXCHANGE SEEDS, PLANTS, ROOT STOCK
Eats Amore Food Truck
Community Kitchens Teahouse
Childrens Activities
LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES
Admission $2 per person. Seniors, Students or Transit Pass holders No Charge

https://www.facebook.com/events/134127237276531/

(Photo from Vernon Seedy Saturday)

17 March 2018

Vernon Seedy Saturday hosted by Sustainable Environment Network Society.

10:00 am – 3:00pm

Greater Vernon Recreation

3310 37th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 2Y5

Join us to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.
Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products
Locally produced food, honey and more.
Free community seed exchange, educational displays, children’s activities, inspiring speakers.
Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)

https://www.facebook.com/events/515852132118194/

-Ryann Anderson

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