Seedy Saturday is held annually in Kingston, usually on the second Saturday of March, and is one of the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) primary contact points with backyard gardeners. This is where we celebrate with a fun community gathering, in happy anticipation of the growing season.
The highlight of the day is always the swap table, where selection changes throughout the day as people bring in their treasured seeds. To participate in the swap, bring your locally-adapted, open-pollinated, genetically-diverse, organically-grown (!) seeds in envelopes or jars that are labeled with the variety name and the date that the plant was grown.
There are presentations throughout the day on how to save seeds and build a local seed system, the chance to network with other community groups, and to attend workshops. A warm lunch is also served.