Friday, March 6, 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Seedy Saturday)

Powell River's 10th annual Seedy Saturday is happening on Saturday March 14, 2015!
9:30am - 2:30pm

 at the Rec Complex. Read all about it here.

There will be the usual big seed exchange, seed vendors from our local area and from Vancouver Island, a Silent Auction, information tables from many local gardening, agriculture, and eco groups, food at the Seedy Cafe, kids' activity area by Family Place, eight workshops all for the price of $2 for the day! Children 12 and under get in for free, and Powell River Dollars are accepted.

One of the mostly frequently asked questions about Seedy Saturday is, " Can I come to the event if I don't have seeds to swap?" The answer is 'YES!' Everyone can purchase up to 10 packages of seeds for .50 cents a package. . The amount of seeds in each packet is enough to get started on growing that plant. Seed vendors are also on hand to sell their quality seeds in regular size seed packages.

Here is the schedule of workshops for 2015's Seedy Saturday. All workshops are FREE with your $2 admission; no need to pre-register, although you might want to get to the workshops early, since they do sometimes fill up!
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Rob Hughes: Easy Bokashi Composting (Elm Room)
Ellen & Gary de Casmaker: Seed-Saving Master Class: Tomatoes (Poplar Room)
11:00 AM to 11:45 PM
Ron Berezan: Build Sensational Soil With Biochar! (Elm Room)
Kevin Wilson: Urban Homesteading: Start Right Now! (Poplar Room)
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Jacqueline Huddleston: Rabbits and the Organic Gardener (Elm Room)
Thierry Vrain: Engineered Food & Your Health: The Nutritional Status of GMOs (Poplar Room)
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Erin Innes: Gardening with Mushrooms (Elm Room)
Chanchal Cabrera: Medicinal Seeds: Strong Medicines in Small Packages (Poplar Room)
Seedy Saturday is a family-friendly event! Powell River Family Place provides loads of educational and crafty fun, all day. And admission is free for children under 12!

The garden club will be there so stop by our table and have a chat with our volunteers.

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