We will be participating in several ‘Seedy Events’ this year in the area…there are over 150 across and Canada and if you are wondering what they are all about visit the Seeds of Diversity website, the organization that helps promote them. Here is some info from the Seeds of Diversity website.
“We are a group of seed savers from coast to coast who protect Canada’s seed biodiversity by growing it ourselves and sharing it with others. Every year, we multiply the most vulnerable seed varieties that we can, exchange seeds with each other, and keep those varieties alive and in cultivation for future gardeners to enjoy. As a membership organization, our main funding is from our own contributions in subscriptions and charitable donations. Over 1000 members across Canada make Seeds of Diversity a vibrant and visible part of the gardening and food security scene. Besides multiplying rare seeds, we volunteer at over 150 Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events across Canada, write articles for our popular magazine and monthly email bulletin, package seeds for community seed libraries, and help beginner seed savers learn the easy techniques for growing good seeds.”
If you want to get involved with saving seeds and protecting Canada’s seed biodiversity, contact Seeds of Diversity.
We don’t save seeds ourselves but love being at these events with our Sunflower Oil. The events remind me of kids in the candy store instead of kids and candy it’s gardeners and seeds. Snow is still on the ground but we can dream about how beautiful (and free of weeds) the garden will be and what a huge bounty we will have…
We’ll be at events in Ottawa, Kingston and Perth in March,