Join us for workshops on seed saving, seed libraries, and more. Come buy seeds from prairie seed growers or swap seeds that you have been saving with others!
Join us for a celebration of spring featuring open-pollinated seeds, a seed blessing, children’s activities, presentations, music, refreshments, and good conversation.
Note the NEW LOCATION! More details to come soon!
Cost of admission: $2
Many vendors accept cash only. There is a cash machine on site but it often runs out part way through the event, so bring money with you!
Parental supervision is required in the children’s area.
Admission by donation. Lunch included.
Prairie Garden Seeds (Rachelle Ternier) will set up seeds for sale, and a book display for people to browse.
Rachelle will also do a seed saving talk.
10h Opening of Seedy Monday
Visit of kiosks. Anybody willing to set up a table or kiosk is welcomed to do so.
11h Presentation on seed saving
Lunch will be served.
Conversation and questions are welcomed. This day is the right time to ask questions on your garden challenges, to exchange solutions and to encourage all to take part in the community garden across from the Cooperative Housing.
Everybody is welcomed.
The day will close early in the afternoon.
Door prizes will be offered.
For more information please call:
Annette Labelle at 306-625-3573.
Seed Swap and Eco Fair. Heirloom seed vendors, workshops, seed saving presentation at 2pm, Film screening 3pm, Seed Library, Community gardens display, Community environmental and food security displays. Kids Activities, lunch and beverages available. Admission by Donation
ATTENTION THIS IS A NEW LOCATION!
ALL ARE WELCOME. ADMISSION BY DONATION
Seedy Sunday is a day dedicated to seeds and gardening: swap seeds; buy seeds; connect with farmers; learn about seeds, gardening, food, and health in a community space!
GENERAL SCHEDULE: 1:00pm—4:00pm Expo tables (businesses, farmers, organizations), Kid’s activities, speakers
4:30pm Collection of short films, details to come!
6:00pm Potluck supper!
Seed vendors, seed swap table, organizations, education, presentations, kid’s craft area, community gathering, sharing food and conversation, and more!
Speakers scheduled for the event so far:
– Garden and Nature Journaling
Megan Parker, ND – It Starts With Nature Health Clinic
– topic to be announced soon…!
– Why Grow Native Plants?
And more to come…!
So happy to announce children’s entertainment/puppet show by the lovely Jordan and Elizabeth of Magik Radix from Saskatoon!
Vendors/Display tables so far:
Blazing Star Wildflower
Prairie Garden Seeds
Gary and Richard Binder
Humboldt Farmers’ Market
Plant Gene Resources Canada (Canada’s National Seed Bank)
Dave Schafer (garden ornaments)
Seed Swap (hope to be better organized for it this year!!)
Seeds of Diversity Canada
National Farmer’s Union
For more information, to be a speaker, to have a table set up or to volunteer please contact Rachelle Ternier at [email protected]
ATTENTION THIS IS TWO WEEKS EARLIER THAN THE USUAL DATE FOR SASKATOON
SEEDY SATURDAY AND A NEW LOCATION AS WELL!
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/
Please check back for further details regularly. Event times and location are not yet confirmed with organizers therefore we do not have that information as of yet.
Please check back for further details regularly.
We hope promote and protect biodiversity, support seed savers and open pollinated/organic/
Swap or donate your vegetable, fruit or flower seeds. Please package in a sealed envelope and label with as much info as you have!
Buy some organic (no GMO), heritage, and open-pollinated seeds from local vendors:
~ A’bunadh Seeds, Cherhill, AB http://
~ Broadview Farm, Millet, AB
~ Brother Nature Organic Seeds, Victoria, BC http://
~ Harmonic Herbs, Barrhead, AB http://harmonicherbs.com/
~ Planting Seeds Project, Lytton, BC http://
~ Prairie Garden Seeds, Humboldt, SK https://prseeds.ca/
~ Stellar Seeds, Kaslo, BC http://stellarseeds.com/
~ Suzanne Royale, Edmonton AB
Dig in to some nature crafts at the kid’s table!
Swap some gardening books and magazines.
Refresh with sweet & savoury snacks at the Seedy Cafe.
Enjoy free lectures from local speakers:
11:30 No Till Gardening: Thean Pheh
12:30 Native Bees: Ashton Sturm
1:30 Fruit Growing in Alberta: Sherwood Botsford
2:30 Grow a Bed-Head Garden: Claudia Bolli
12:00 Grafting: Richard Heetun
2:00 Hydroponics for Beginners: Adrian Thornton
Learn about local organizations & businesses and chat with their members about what programs and services they offer:
~ Albertans For Food Safety http://
~ Beanstalk Honey http://
~ Devonian Botanical Gardens http://
~ Earth’s General Store http://
~ Edmonton Area Land Trust http://ealt.ca/
~ Edmonton Front Yards In Bloom http://edmonton.ca/
~ Edmonton Horticultural Society http://edmontonhort.com/
~ Edmonton Naturalization Group http://
~ Edmonton Permaculture http://
~ Edmonton Southside Gardening Vegan & Vegetarian Grouphttp://www.meetup.com/
~ Fruits of Sherbrooke http://
~ Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton http://
~ Seeds Of Diversity http://seeds.ca/
~ Sprout Farms Apple Orchard and Tree Sense http://sproutfarms.ca/
~ Sustainable Food Edmonton (c/o City Farm, Community Gardens Network, Little Green Thumbs) http://
~ Thean Pheh, horticulturalist, author and local fruit growing and grafting expert http://avenueedmonton.com/
~ and more to be announced!
Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.
Connect with the facebook event page.
Please invite your friends and family down to this fun event!
The event will have displays by:
• Local seed savers,
• Prairie seed companies,
• Native plant collectors,
• Conservation groups,
• Community gardeners,
• Organic growers, and
• Permaculture groups.
• Seed exchange table,
• Presenters, and
• Kids corner!
Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. Calgary Seedy Saturday is keeping the skill of growing from seed to seed alive in Calgary. As large commercial seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties, we are increasingly losing the regionally adapted collections that have developed in our unique prairie climate.
Admission $2, children under 12 free (we accept Calgary Dollars)
ALL ARE WELCOME.
ADMISSION BY DONATION
WHAT: Seedy Sunday (a day dedicated to seeds and gardening: swap seeds; buy seeds; connect with farmers; learn about seeds, gardening, food and health)
WHERE: Community Gathering Place (Seniors’ Hall) 701 6th Avenue, Humboldt
SCHEDULE: 1:00pm—4:00pm Expo tables (businesses, farmers, organizations), Kid’s activities, speakers
Presentations will include:
1:30pm Eating for high satiety with Monica Purnama
2:00pm Let food be thy medicine with Dr. Megan Parker, ND
3:00pm Tips for starting plants from seed with Paul Kneeshaw
3:45pm A brief history of agriculture with Jim Ternier
4:30pm Documentary “Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds”
sponsored by Causeway Natural Health
6:00pm Potluck supper with contributions from everyone as you are able!
Farmer’s Market Vendors, Prairie Garden Seeds, Misty Gardens, It Starts With Nature—Megan Parker ND, Blazing Star Wildflower, Grovenland Farm, Kid’s Kitchen, Seeds of Diversity Canada, USC Canada, National Farmer’s Union, Reid Thompson Public Library Kid’s area, and more!
For more information, to have a table set up or to volunteer please contact Rachelle Ternier at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 17th annual Saskatoon Seedy Saturday event.
The Saskatoon event is coordinated by CHEP Good Food. See their website and events page here.
Events will include a “Do Touch” table for the kids for tactile adventures with seeds; demonstrations on sprouting and making borscht; a clay project with Victor Cicansky, heirloom seed vendors, garden information from local garden organizations, Daily Bread Bistro with healthy, yummy meals made from recipes from Catherine Verrall’s cookbook, “Every Bite Affects the World.”
For up to date information join their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seedysaturdayregina?ref=br_tf
Starting at 10am February 15th until 2am February 16th!
Organic Prairie breakfast
– Seed swapping and sale
– Kids craft area
– State of the Brandon Community Garden Network Address
– Chili dinner
– Garden trivia
– Winnipeg funk band Jupiter Storm and local djs
– Licensed fundraiser
Volunteers from The Friends of the Conservatory, the Winnipeg Community Garden Network and Seeds of Diversity Canada join together to present our 15th annual local version of this national phenomenon.
Our Seedy Saturday brings together gardeners, farmers, seed growers and seed savers, native plant enthusiasts, conservation groups, horticultural societies — anyone ready to dream about spring in the company of friends — for a day of great connections and new ideas.