The Kitchener Public Library, the Kitchener Horticultural Society, the Kitchener Master Gar-deners and the Horticultural Societies of District 19, Waterloo Region are again cooperating to bring you the annual Seedy Saturday. Join us on Saturday, February 24th for the event at Kitchener Public Library, Central Library, 85 Queen St N, Kitchener from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Seedy Saturday features a seed swap, first held in 1990 in Vancouver and today held in over 100 communities across Canada. A seed swap is a fair where growers exchange seeds from plants that they have grown themselves, meet kindred spirits, and gather infor-mation. In addition to being able to swap seeds, attendees can purchase seeds, seed-lings/plants and products from the vendors. Seed swaps have become more important for those of us concerned to have heritage seed that hasn’t been altered or modified or patent-ed.
In addition to the seed swap, Seedy Saturdays aim to bring gardeners together with nurse-ries, seed vendors and local organisations that can provide gardening advice. The full speaker list has yet to be completed but there will be approximately 6 seminars. There will also be information booths hosted by a number of local organisations.
Speakers and topics to date are as follows:
Soil and Composting, Karen Sciuk, Kitchener Master Gardener
Rain Gardens, Becca Robinson, Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design
Grow Gourmet , Allan Watts, Co-partner of Anything Grows SEED Co.
Small scale bee keeping, Jolanta Dabrowski, Owner, Natural Instincts Beekeeping