Saturday, February 23
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Kitchener Public Library - Main floor and meeting rooms in lower level
85 Queen Street North
gardenKitchener - Kitchener Horticultural Society
Phone: 519 745-4669
Seminars and exhibits – Free Admission, prize table, seed swap, speakers, exhibit and vendors, seed catalogues, seeds and more.
- bring saved seeds to share, pick up some saved seeds, or buy some new seeds from one of the many seed vendors
- visit vendors and reps from local nurseries, ask gardening questions at the Master Gardener booth, visit local groups
- bring the kids for a special craft table
The first Seedy Saturday seed swap was held in Vancouver in 1990. Today, there are over 100 Seedy Saturday and Sunday events each year in Canada. A seed swap is an event where growers exchange seeds from plants that they have grown themselves, meet kindred spirits, and confirm that, by preferring home-saved seeds to commercial ones they are helping the environment. The swap is free. If you have no seeds to swap, there are always extra in exchange for a donation. The Canadian charitable organization Seeds of Diversity has taken on an organizational role, providing guidance and publicity for these grass-roots events.
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