Don’t Miss Niagara Seedy Saturday!

January 22nd, 2016 Community, NVF 2016, VegFest News

Do you know about Seedy Saturday?

Acorn PlantingThere’s no better way to prepare for and look forward to spring than Seedy Saturday! It’s coming up on February 13th! It’s a wonderful event put on by good friends of the Niagara VegFest and we highly recommend that you check it out!

Make sure to visit Tree and Twig Heirlooms website, join the Facebook page.

Here are the details:

Niagara South Seedy Saturday

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • 1pm – 5pm
  • Wellandport Community Centre, 5042 Canborough Rd, Wellandport
  • Event Participants: $2.00 Donation at Door —- all welcome!

Seedy Saturday is a celebration and sharing of open-pollinated seeds and gardening know-how —“saving our past for our future.” Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events are held across Canada.

Seedy Saturday is about:

  • saving, swapping, buying, and selling seeds that have not been genetically modified
  • promoting open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains, and herbs
  • preserving heirloom varieties
  • conserving biodiversity
  • creating and sustaining gardening communities
  • ensuring food security
  • sharing gardening know-how

VEGAN POTLUCK to follow after event clean up. All welcome to stay and gab!

Events and Activities:

Exhibitors

Presenters

Seed Retailers and Seed Exchange

Coffee & Tea & Treats and Light Lunch Available For Purchase

“Garden Give-away Table” a free exchange and/or giveaway of clean pots, trays, magazines, books, garden utensils….

Seedy Saturday Agenda:

WELCOME!

1 pm Start of Seedy Saturday

Seed Swap & Retail all day …..

  • 1:10 Ryan Waldron – Grimsby Public Library “Seed Saving Library”
  • 1:30 Colette Murphy, (Urban Harvest) The What and Why of Heirlooms”
  • 2:30 Steven Biggs “No Guff Gardening”
  • 3:30 Linda Crago Tree and Twig “Planning your Garden for Seed Saving”
  • 4:30 Wendy Moreton “Fermentation”

For more information visit Tree and Twig Heirlooms, join the Facebook page, contact Linda Crago 905-386-7388 or treeandtwig@sympatico.ca

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