If you are interested in local food issues, conserving biodiversity, and learning about food crops or garden plants, then Seedy Sunday should be at the top of your list of “to-dos” this weekend! As a first-timer on the Seedy Sunday scene, I’m sure to learn a lot about seeds, gardening, and making food accessible in our local neighbourhoods....
A big thanks to Seeds of Diversity Canada, who started this event in the 1990s. Back then, it was a seed exchange with a focus on heirloom, heritage and organic varieties. Over 20 years later, the event is now held across Canada. Toronto’s Seedy Sunday (and Saturday), 14 years old, now attracts approximately 2,500 people and 50+ vendors.
So, mark the start of a new gardening season by experiencing Seedy Sundaythis Sunday, February 13th at Hart House in downtown Toronto. Be counted among the thousands of people expected to attend this year’s event, including exhibitors and seed vendors. Buy or exchange seeds and sharpen your gardening skills.
Don’t miss the special presentation by Ahmed Bilal on a new project that Vineland Research and Innovation started with The Stop Community Food Centre to test ethno-cultural crops in the Greenbelt—an effort to increase the City’s access to a wider variety of local food.
Make it a family event as Toronto supports and celebrates local food and the importance of growing our own food. Bring along the kids, they’re sure to have a lot of fun!
Just in case you miss this Sunday’s event, it will be held again in Scarborough on Saturday March 12th, and in North York on Sunday March 27th. For further details on Seedy Sunday/Saturday and how to get involved visit: http://bit.ly/fp0YJ6