Seedy Saturdays/Sundays are put on by the group Seeds of Diversity -
From there "about us" online -
To search out, preserve, perpetuate, study, and encourage the cultivation of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops by:
searching out heirloom and endangered varieties, particularly Canadian varieties;
encouraging and enabling gardeners and farmers to grow, maintain, and disseminate these varieties through the annual seed exchange project;
establishing and maintaining curatorial collections of Canadian varieties;
co-operating with individuals, groups, and institutions in Canada and internationally in aid of maintaining, supplementing, and salvaging existing collections of heirloom and endangered varieties;
encouraging commercial seed companies, nurseries, and related businesses to grow, maintain, and propagate, and commercially distribute these varieties as a means of perpetuating them.
Ladner Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 20, 2016 10 to 4
Harris Barn,4140 Arthur Drive
The Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2016 is the kickoff for the new gardening season. Bring your seeds to trade at the seed swap, listen to four great garden speakers and browse our garden vendors.
Admission is by donation. Free parking.
Penticton Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 20, 2016 10 to 2
Okanagan College Penticton Centre for Excellence, 583 Duncan Ave W
Organic & heirloom seeds, bedding plants, honey and much more. Information, speakers workshops to be announced.
Victoria Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 20, 2016 10 to 4
Victoria Conference Centre, 750 Douglas Street
Hosted by the James Bay Market Society
Rossland Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 20, 2016 1 to 4
Miners Union Hall 1899 Columbia Av
Seeds to buy, seeds to swap and information to share.
Sunday February 21, 2016 1:30 to 4
the Learning Shop
Hazelton's First Annual Seedy Sunday@ the Learning Shop.
Come swap seeds, learn about seed saving, and find out how you can get involved with all the groups in the Hazeltons who are working towards food sovereignty.
Sooke Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 27, 2016 10 to 3
Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd
Oliver Seedy Sunday
Sunday February 28, 2016 10 to 2
Oliver Community Centre Main Hall 6359 Park Drive
Seeds, bedding plants, local produce, honey, nuts, and much more.
10:00 am to 10:10 am - Welcome and Introductions
10:10 am to 10:40 am - Introducing the new McBride Seed Library
with Rosara Buck
10:40 am to 11:00 am - Break for coffee and to browse displays and trade or buy seeds.
11:00 am to 11:45 am - Growing Grapes in the Robson Valley
with Kelly Mortensen and Brian Thair
11:45 am to 12 noon - Break for coffee and to browse displays and trade or buy seeds.
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - Lunch Break ( Lunch available -soup and bunwich for $5.00 goodies by donation)
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm Buzzing with the bees with Monica Zeiper
1:40 pm to 2:00 pm - Break for coffee and to browse displays and trade or buy seeds.
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Growing up growing! Local produce for local markets
with Vern Pawloske and Elaine Robson
2:45 to 3:00 pm Closing round
with Nancy Taylor
All day: seeds displays, Home Hardware Display, seed trading and buying, free garden magazine and book table,
bee hive display, gardening book display from the Library, Open Gate Garden Display, etc.
A great day to meet and chat with other gardeners from around the Robson Valley and beyond.
Free Admission - All Welcome!
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