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Save Sow Swap Sell at the 2014 Seedy Saturday

By Contributor
February 20th, 2014

Calling all gardeners!

What better way to celebrate the emergence of spring than a seed sale.  The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the 19th Annual Seedy Saturday.

Join us in the basement of the Nelson United Church, located on the corner of Silica St. and Josephine St.  Come down any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to swap or purchase seeds for your garden and network with other gardening enthusiasts.

Learning to save seed and grow your own garden helps to reduce your carbon footprint and protect plant biodiversity. Also by participating in seed swaps, such as Seedy Saturday, you can obtain local growing knowledge, find saved seeds that come from plants that thrive in our area’s climate and soil and meet people who share the same interest all at the same time.

This annual event has been occurring around Canada since 1989 when Sharon Rempel, the creator of Seedy Saturday, decided to bring the community together to share stories and swap seeds in Vancouver. For the last 25 years, seedy Saturday and Sunday events have promoted the idea of seeds being the heart of food security in every community.

Come enjoy some live music by Jesse Lee. There will also be a wonderful natural beekeeping workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., being offered by Christina Yahn. She will speak about how you can become part of the solution to the decline of our honeybees and wild pollinators through creating pollinator habitat easily in your own backyard! Christina is founder of The Queen Bee Project which has been pioneering methods of beekeeping in the Kootenay mountains for over 5 years.

Interested in setting up a table at Seedy Saturday to sell or trade your seeds? Registration is first-come first-served and by donation. Registration is requested but not required. Set up starts at 9 a.m. Tables are provided. For more information, email . Entry to this event is also by donation.


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