Seedy Saturdays Across the Greenbelt

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Tis the season of the Seedy Saturday! With spring looming on the minds of many, Seedy Saturdays are sprouting up throughout the Greenbelt. A great venue to purchase seeds, exchange ideas and knowledge, and learn from others about the craft of gardening, Seedy Saturdays grew out of a need for low-cost venues where local gardeners, seed companies, growers, and nurseries could simply learn from one another, share some of last season's well-earned seeds, and promote diversity.

Started by Seeds of Diversity Canada, the first ever Seedy Saturday happened in 1990 around Valentine's Day because "the seed is the heart of food security." From then, this grassroots seed-swapping event has grown--in 2013, more than 110 were held throughout the country!

We believe in supporting local: local knowledge, local food, and local economies. So why not local seeds? We've listed a small number of Seedy Saturday events happening in-and-around the Greenbelt this year but there are many happening throughout Canada. Maybe you might even host your town's next Seedy Saturday!

 

Halton

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March 1, 2014
11 AM to 3 PM

St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line, Burlington

Peel

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February 22, 2014
9:30 AM to 4 PM

Unitarian Congregation
84 South Service Road, Mississauga

Hamilton

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February 22, 2014
11 AM to 4 PM

Pioneer Memorial United Church
1974 King Street East, Hamilton

Pickering

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February 15, 2014
11 AM to 4 PM

Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering

Vaughan

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March 1, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan

Toronto

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March 8 & 9, 2014
11 AM to 4 PM (Sunday: 3 PM)

Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto
 

March 15, 2014
Time not listed!

Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas Street West, Toronto

  March 22, 2014
11 AM to 3 PM

Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
100 Brimley Road South, Scarborough

  March 30, 2014
12 PM to 4 PM

Lawrence Heights Community Centre
5 Replin Road, Toronto

 

April 6, 2014 in South Etobicoke 
Details pending...

Read more from the Greenbelt team about Seedy Saturdays. Happy swapping, seedsters! 

  Jenny Chan
Communications Assistant 

 

 

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