Seedy Saturday coming on April 13

Are you thinking of starting or expanding your garden this year? Is the local food sustainability movement finally being heard?

Are you thinking of starting or expanding your garden this year? Is the local food sustainability movement finally being heard?

Come out for a wonderful day, our seventh annual Seedy Saturday on April 13. Doors will open at 9 a.m for a discussion about killer compost (made with manure from animals that have eaten feed containing certain herbicides). The display and sale will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. As usual, entry to this event will be by donation.

There are a growing number of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays being held successfully across the country every year. This year there will be over 150 such events in Canada.

First up will be an information table with Master Gardeners who have volunteered their time to answer questions you might have about your own garden or gardening in general. We will have at least four gardeners bringing seedlings and bedding plants. Rooted by the River will have Stellar Seeds and sprouting seeds available. These will be B.C. grown organic seeds. There will be an information table on genetically modified seeds and how to make your yard, garden or farm more “bee” safe. The Farmers’ Market table will give you information on becoming part of the market this year.

Please try to bring your own cup to reduce/reuse/recycle – it will be worth your while! North Thompson Garden Club will run the Seedy Cafe this year and there will be room for you to sit and chat over a cuppa.

If you will be bringing seeds for the exchange table, please put them in paper envelopes marked with the seed type, variety and anything you know about growing them out. Put your name on the package too please. Bulbs or plants should be packaged up clean and dry to be taken home and also well marked. If you have seed catalogues or magazines to share that you want returned, please put your name on them.

 

Remember to pre-book your space as we are filling up fast. Commercial tables are $10 – a price that has not changed since we started putting on this event. Information or non-profit tables are free. For more information, to volunteer, or to book a table, please contact Suzanne Gravelle by email at suzannegravelle30@gmail.com or Anne Baker at 250-674-3444.