Spring comes earliest to gardeners! It’s time to germinate your ideas and seeds for the coming growing season. Join fellow garden enthusiasts at Saskatoon’s 14th Annual Seedy Saturday! Over the years our event has grown - last year we moved to a larger venue with plenty of parking, and participants loved it!
What: Seedy Saturday brings together people of all ages and experiences to collect and share their own open pollinated seed stock, and to encourage planting of heirloom varieties while learning about the importance of biodiversity and sustainability in the context of food gardening. Thirty plus exhibitors, including some new ones, will highlight products and issues related to gardening, sustainable living and food security. The afternoon will feature knowledgeable speakers on subjects ranging from what USC Canada is doing to promote seed saving in countries they work with and in Canada, to using wildflowers to build biodiversity, to home composting, and hearing about exciting urban growing in Cuba.
New this year is a demonstration area, with demos on the half hour on tool sharpening, soil sampling, sprouting microgreens, starting seeds.
The SaskTel Mendel Art Caravan will be there to provide children’s art activities. CHEP showcases its commitment to good food with a nutritious and delicious lunch. A list of exhibitors, presentation times, and special events will be on the website www.chep.org.
E.D. Feehan Catholic High School, 411 Avenue M North, Saskatoon
When: Saturday March 10, 2012
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Cost: $2.00 Admission; Lunch, pay what you can.
Attention Gardeners! Don't forget that there is a seed exchange table. Contribute leftover seeds from last year, bring seeds to share that you saved from last year's crop. We are also happy to accept old gardening magazines in bundles of 6 to add to our swap table. If you have extra time that day, we are still looking for volunteers - it's such a great event you may want to stay all day! Please share the news with others.