This is a listing of events for our members and others interested in plant biodiversity, heritage gardening, organic gardening, and seeds. If you know of any other upcoming events, please send the information to office@seeds.ca

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Do you have leftover seeds from your seed swap or seed library?

We can help circulate them to our representatives who will put them to good use at other community seed swaps. Every week during the winter, we mail books and table-top materials to Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays all across the country, so we can easily include your leftover seeds in our packages. Our volunteers will make sure the seeds get to their local seed swap tables and seed libraries, so you'll know that they won't go to waste.

Mail your leftover seeds to:

Seeds of Diversity Canada
#1-12 Dupont St West
Waterloo ON N2L 2X6

Virtual Film Screening - Seed: The Untold Story

2021-01-26          6:00PM - 8:00PM
, ON

Join us for a virtual film screening of Seed: The Untold Story! There will be a maximum capacity of 50 participants due to licensing limits. Registration is required. A live screening will happen via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. After the screening, registered participants will also receive an email with a temporary link to watch the film on their own, which will be active for 4 days. An educational discussion guide will be shared with participants.

About the film: "Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. In a harrowing and heartening story, indigenous seed keepers, farmers, lawyers, and scientists rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Dr. Vandana Shiva, Winona Laduke, Raj Patel, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Andrew Kimbrell."

Presented by: York Region Food Network (www.yrfn.ca) and Newmarket Public Library (www.newmarketpl.ca)

Contact: Jessica, jessica [at] yrfn.ca

More information: To register: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofuurrjkuHNGu0SBthECbFpMAx_1nEonR

Cowichan Seedy Saturday

Cowichan, BC

Cowichan Green Community is shifting into a virtual format for this year's event, and hosting a day long workshop series on Saturday January 30. There will be four workshops hosted by CGC staff, followed by a Seedy February! More details to come.

Contact: Hannah, hannahsophia [at] cowichangreencommunity.org

Hamilton Seedy Saturday

2021-02-06          11:30AM - 1:00PM
Hamilton, ON

DATES: Each Saturday in February from 11:30AM-1:00PM, beginning February 6th

Get Ready to Garden with Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday 2021! Our organizing team is thrilled to present a fabulous line-up of free webinars happening online every Saturday in February and will be hosting our first virtual seed swap. Visit our website for more details.

Contact: Sheila, garden [at] greenventure.ca

More information: sites.google.com/greenventure.ca/seedysaturday

Montréal Seedy Saturday

Montréal, QC

La Fête des semences de Montréal

Espace pour la vie et Cultiver Montréal sont fiers de présenter la première édition en ligne de la Fête des semences de Montréal, qui se déroulera du 3 au 7 février 2021.

Rien n'arrêtera les passionné.e.s de jardinage! Entamez vos préparatifs par une incursion virtuelle dans les coulisses des semencières et semenciers près de chez vous. Table ronde d’expert.e.s, webinaires, foires aux questions avec semencier.e.s et fournisseurs de produits horticoles, ainsi que vente de semences en ligne vous attendent lors de la toute première édition virtuelle de ce rendez-vous incontournable.

Dénichez les producteur.rice.s de semences près de chez vous.

Cultivez vos connaissances en butinant parmi une programmation diversifiée, que vous soyez novices ou expérimenté.e.s.

Programmation complète à venir en janvier 2021.

Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday

Salt Spring Island, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Contact: Kaleigh, ssiseedysaturday [at] gmail.com

Collaborative Virtual Seedy Saturday Conference

Province-Wide, BC

Collaboratively hosted and virtually delivered Seedy Saturday conference taking place February 19th - 21st, 2021. Seedy event organizers from across the province will join FarmFolk CityFolk in delivering a pandemic-friendly opportunity to connect with BC community members and organizations, seed businesses, non-profit organizations and learn about seed saving.

Speakers and sessions will include seed saving and gardening education, movie screening, Master Gardeners Q & A, local community discussions, an exciting keynote speaker, poetry readings and more.

Platform: Zoom

Admission: $5 minimum donation, $15 suggested donation and option to donate more (the community conversations via breakout rooms and keynote speech will be available for free)

Contact: Carla, carla [at] farmfolkcityfolk.ca

More information: www.bcseeds.org/2021-bc-seedy-saturday-virtual-conference/

Bridgewater Seedy Saturday

2021-02-20          10:00AM-3:00PM
DesBrisay Museum (#130 Jubilee Road)
Bridgewater, NS

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Contact: office [at] helpingnatureheal.com, (902) 543-7416

Richmond Seedy Saturday

Paulik Gardens
Richmond, BC

Richmond Food Security will be hosting a live session on YouTube all about saving seeds!

We will also be sharing the Farm Folk City Folk province-wide virtual event from February 19th to the 21st, with an in-person seed swap on February 21st, 2021 at our Paulik Gardens.

More info to come!

Contact: coordinator [at] richmondfoodsecurity.org

Halton Seedy Saturday

Halton, ON

DATES: February 20 - February 27

Join us for a week-long celebration of spring and gardening from Saturday February 20, 2021 to Saturday February 27, 2021 for a gardening event inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada.

Hosted by Halton Food, Halton Environmental Network, Greening Sacred Spaces, and Oakvillegreen this online event will celebrate gardening across Halton Region with a focus on sustainable, local practices and products including:
~ Heirloom and heritage seed producers and vendors
~ Speakers and workshops
~ Tuesday Evening Gardening Trivia
~ Downloadable family activities
~ Keynote speaker: Sean James

Facebook Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690379091144842
Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halton-gardening-week-tickets-133098167201

For more information about volunteering, becoming a vendor, and/or sponsoring the event, please visit:

Contact: grow [at] haltonfood.ca

More information: www.haltonfood.ca/garden-week

Creston Seedy Saturday

2021-02-20          9:00AM-1:00PM
Creston and District Community Complex
Creston, BC

We are holding our annual Seedy Saturday event on February 20, 2021 at the Creston Farmers’ Market, located at the Creston and District Community Complex.

Free entry, locally grown seeds available by donation.

Contact: dmseedbank [at] gmail.com

Gillies Seedy Saturday

Gillies Community Centre (Hwy 595, South Gillies)
Gillies, ON

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Kitchener Seedy Saturday

2021-02-27          8:30AM - 2:30PM
Kitchener, ON

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Penticton Seedy Saturday

Penticton, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Sooke Seedy Saturday

Sooke, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Toronto Seedy Saturday

Toronto, ON

City-wide Toronto virtual Seedy Saturday event is launching on February 27, 2021. Webinars, workshops, and more. Stay tuned for details in the new year!

There will also be pop-up events throughout the city to purchase and pick up seeds.

Port Credit Seedy Saturday

Port Credit, ON

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Shuswap Seedy Saturday

Shuswap, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Innisfil, ON

Virtual Innisfil Seedy Saturdays will be hosted on the Innisfil Seed Library website www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca with new content added every Saturday throughout March starting Saturday, March 6th and culminating on Saturday, March 27th with live virtual webinars and more. Our goals are to give our community access to seeds, connect people with regional seed sellers and related groups and businesses, and inspire viewers through virtual learning experiences.

Contact: Bridget Indelicato, info [at] innisfilseedlibrary.ca

More information: www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca and www.facebook.com/innisfilseedysaturday

Hillsborough Seedy Saturday

Farmer Brown's Greenhouse, 371 Osborne Corner Rd.
Hillsborough, NB

Foods Of The Fundy Valley will be hosting its annual "Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo" event at Farmer Brown's Greenhouse on Saturday March 6th, 2021. As in years past this event will showcase local gardening techniques, seminars, planting workshops, soil talks, equipment, planting and much more.

Contact: TBD

Brockville Seedy Saturday

2021-03-06          10:00AM-2:00PM
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON

Brockville Seedy Saturday!

Our seed inventory will be available online, and seed requests can be submitted between Feb. 22 - March 5th.

You will then be able to pick up seeds on March 6th by appointment, with contactless curbside pick up.

Contact: Brandy, brandy [at] brockvillelibrary.ca

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

2021-03-14          10:00AM-3:00PM
3975 Gordon Drive
Kelowna, BC

Presented by Okanagan Master Gardeners. Due to COVID 19 and the Provincial Health restrictions we are focusing on a scaled down Seedy event. Kelowna Seedy Sunday will focus on providing locally grown seed to all who are interested, our Master Gardeners are currently collecting and saving as much as possible. We will be running our Free Seed Swap as a drive Through event, with an opportunity for you all to pre-ordered seeds.

Contact: Rachel, kelownaseedysunday [at] gmail.com

More information: www.facebook.com/KelownaSeedySunday

Campbell River Seedy Saturday

Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11 Ave.
Campbell River, BC

Seedy Saturday Campbell River is now open for registration. The event will be hold on Saturday, March 27th in the Community Centre parking lot. You can register online (linked below) or call 250-286-1161. At this point the event is being planned for outside but may be changed to indoors if allowable in the Public Health Order. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Contact: Karen Chappell, 250-286-1611

More information: campbellriver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/recreation/recreation-guide-registration

Peachland Seedy Sunday

Peachland, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!

Halifax Seedy Saturday

2021-04-17          8:00AM - 1:00PM
Halifax Brewery Market
Halifax, NS

Mark your calendars for the Hello Spring Event; details to come!

Contact: Rachael, hello [at] halifaxbrewerymarket.com

Williams Lake Seedy Saturday

Williams Lake, BC

Mark your calendars; details to come!