March 2017
Seedy Saturday


Richmond Seedy Saturday

Saturday, March 4th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre

Join us in an annual celebration of local seeds, gardening, and education that supports a healthy, strong community, and local food system. This is a family-friendly celebration so bring the whole family and enjoy the kids activity area, live music, food, and refreshments.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the companies joining us this year:

> Edible Oasis with edible and native plants that can provide habitat and food for pollinators.
> Gloucester Green Nursery with trees and shrubs, including Japanese Maples, Broadleaf Evergreens, Camillia's, Rhodo's, and grafted Conifer.
> RootsEcoVillage Cooperative with small bags of vermicompost, seedlings, and biochar.
> The Sharing Farm selling harvest box shares, as well as preserves, herbs, bath salts, and lip balms.
> Water Wikka with the watering device that gives you lush plants with less water - a green product that works like a 'wikk' in the soil.

Plus seed companies to start your garden with local, regionally-adapted, and heirloom seeds!

Please park in the Burnett Secondary parking lot. For more information see the event page or contact us.

Workshops at Seedy Saturday
Led by organic farmer and seed producer, David Catzel

Home-Scale Seed Saving at 10:30 a.m.
Join David Catzel as he discusses how to harvest, clean, and store seeds grown and saved from your home garden. He will highlight easy to save seeds for beginners, and also why some plants are more suited to urban seed saving. In this free workshop, David will demonstrate how easy and enjoyable it is to save some of your own seeds, and help you become a backyard seed saver without the need for specialized equipment or advanced training.

GMO vs Hybrid vs Open Pollinated: What's the Difference? at 12:30 p.m.
Join  David Catzel as he discusses the differences between Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), hybrid, and open pollinated seeds. In this free workshop, David will bring clarification to these concepts and dispel common misconceptions so participants can feel confident in knowing what they are and how to use the terms properly.

*Save your seat by pre-registering online.

Seed Library Coming to Seedy Saturday!


Are you interested in seed saving, growing new plant varieties, and advancing your gardening knowledge? Visit the seed library at a pop-up event, or contact us to arrange a time to come by our office.

Learn more about the seed library, how to participate, and see the full list of seed library dates and locations on our website.

Up-coming seed library dates and locations:
Saturday, March 4th 10 a.m. - 2 p. m. 
at Seedy Saturday
Wednesday, March 22nd 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
at Richmond Cultural Centre during the Richmond Garden Club March Monthly Meeting

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