This year we have moved across the street to the CMU North Campus at 500 Shaftesbury (the castle building!)
A gathering of gardeners and foodies celebrating local seeds, native plants, regional food, and the beginning of a new growing season.
All workshops are open to the public. Entrance to Seedy Saturday is by donation.
10:30 – Basic Seed Saving with Rachelle and Jim Ternier from Prairie Garden Seeds. Learn how to save your own seeds and protect our cultural heritage while saving money.
11:30 – Advanced Seed Saving with Dan Brisebois. Do you already save seeds, but are looking for advice on how to manage isolation distances or maintain purity? Or maybe you want to try saving biennials? Check out this workshop!
12:30 – Seeds and Farmer’s Rights to Protect Seeds with Terry Mierau and Lydia Carpenter. Explore the challenges facing farmers who want to save their own seeds and find out what you can do to help.
1:30 – International Seed Saving with Susie Walsh from USC Canada, author of Trojan Horse Aid: Seeds of Resistance and Resilience in the Bolivian Highlands and Beyond.
Don’t forget to bring seeds to swap!
Kids activities throughout the day.
Snacks on sale from Tall Grass Prairie.
We are also excited for a keynote event the night before. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/
Dan Brisebois, seed saver, farmer at Tournesol Co-operative Farm, and co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers will be participating in this year’s events. He’ll be speaking on Friday, February 12th and will participate in events on Saturday, February 13th. All of this will take place at the Canadian Mennonite University.
Tickets : $7.50 student/unwaged, $15 full price
Special guests also include Caroline Chartrand (Red River Seed Library), Kelly Leask (Prairie Originals), Terry Mierau (Cedar Lane Farm), and Rachelle Ternier (Prairie Garden Seeds).
The event will also feature local pies, local music, and local conversation.
Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/