Seedy Saturdays Recap

Posted on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 under Stories

Our Seed Team has been so grateful to travel to and be part of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays happening in person this year. There’s nothing like being in a building full of folks who are excited about seeds. Here are a few snippets about the Seedy Saturdays our Seed Team members have been able to attend.

New Westminster, February 19 – The slightly drizzling, cloudy day did not stop New Westminster gardeners from coming together to share seeds. Everyone left with one or more exciting varieties to grow, and a few folks went home with free shared gardening supplies.

Comox, March 5 – Although the event had to be scaled back due to COVID-19 protocols, a steady stream of interested folks came through the K’ómoks First Nation’s gymnasium to scout for and talk about all things seedy.

Squamish, March 5 – Hosted by the Squamish Climate Action Network, this seedy event featured the Squamish Seed Library, a seed swap, local vendors and some fantastic creative crafts and activities for kids.

Nanaimo, March 6 – There was a ton of excitement for Seedy Sunday at the Beban Centennial Centre. With almost 400 people coming through the doors, we had many folks sign up for the Citizen Seed carrot trials as well as a lot of kids that passed through and engaged with the Farm to School BC resources at our display.

Duncan, March 12 – The Cowichan Green Community put on an outdoor Seedy Saturday in the heart of Duncan. The forecast was for pouring rain, but although it was a chilly day with only a few minutes of sunshine, the rain held off – to the delight of many seed sellers and enthusiasts!

Kamloops, March 12 – A Tribute to Seeds 2022, organized by the Kamloops Farmers Market, was a well attended event featuring local seed companies, food businesses, and makers.

Metchosin, April 2 – Growers from the greater Victoria area gathered at Bilston Creek Farm on a sunny spring day. Farmers were happy to see each other and thrilled to have conversations about seeds and starts with many enthusiastic gardeners.