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Calling all gardeners and seed savers to Seedy Saturday

By Contributor
March 1st, 2015

The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the 20th Annual Seedy Saturday in the basement of the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street), located on the corner of Silica St. and Josephine St. 

The event runs from 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 and enjoy some beautiful live classical guitar music by Jesse Lee from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There will also be a three wonderful workshops starting at 10:15 am and going until 1:45 pm. You can look here for complete workshop details:

Are you interested in setting up a table at the 2015 EcoSociety Seedy Saturday to sell or trade your seeds?

Registration is first-come first-served and cost $10 to $15 sliding scale. Registration is requested but not required. Set up starts at 9 a.m. Tables are provided. For more information, email Entry to this event will be $5.

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