Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Weekly Green

Seedy Saturdays

Seedy Saturdays are designed to develop a feeling of community focused around seeds that are open pollinated, not hybridized, and saved year to year. The heart of local food security starts with having a collection of seeds that people can save and continue to grow from season to season.

The first Canadian Seedy Saturday was created by Sharon Rempel (BC director of the Heritage Seed Program) and took place in Vancouver, BC on February 14, 1989. Rempel wanted to bring a large number of people together to share seeds and stories. The first event was attended by a small diverse group, who gathered for a day to discuss the merits of seed production and security.

Victoria, BC
Victoria Conference Centre
Saturday February 21, 2009  10-4

Open-pollinated seeds, specialty and native plants, shrubs, perennials, compost worms, fresh produce, seedlings, products from and for the garden, and more. The community seed exchange will accept your saved clean seeds in labelled packages.

Salt Spring Island, BC

Farmers Institute, Rainbow Rd.
Saturday February 14, 2009

Seed exchange, plant and seed sales and farmers market.
Reforestation around the world with Michael Nichols 12:30-1:30.
Small Scale Organic Seed Production with Patrick Steiner 1:45-2:45.
Contact: Pat Reichert 537- 4282

Vancouver, BC
The Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street (37th and Oak Street)
Time: 10-4 Saturday February 28 2009
Fabulous opportunity to purchase seeds from the farmers who grow them. 
Free open-pollinated heritage and heirloom vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.

Toronto, ON

Toronto Botanical Gardens
(Barn #2) Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
Saturday February 28, 2009 2-6
Sunday April 5, 2009 9-4
Guest speaker Colette Murphy owner of Urban Harvest Garden Alternatives in Toronto.


  1. I just discovered your blog , and found it so poetic in a non obvious way , and that 's touch me .

  2. I had no idea these events existed, what a great idea for all of you with green-thumbs out there!

  3. Great blog! Love your aesthetic. Zelda's right... so poetic.

    And thanks for stopping by and posting a comment. You're right, the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is a real treasure. Glad they got it up and running.

    Cheers, Hilary