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Voici des événements d'intérêt pour nos membres ou autres personnes préoccupées par la biodiversité, la culture de variétés du patrimoine, la culture biologique ainsi que les semences. Si vous savez d'autres événements, SVP courriel

Fête des semences Enderby

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
MV Beattie Elementary School on Knight Avenue
Enderby, BC

21st Annual Shuswap Seed Swap and Natural Living Fair
Multiple seed vendors, Produce, Natural Health care products, Local Meat and Cheese.
Food Court, Speakers children's activities and more
Admission $3 (Proceeds to the Harry and June Griswold Scholarship Fund)

Contact: Sue Moret, 778 443 0035 or Sarah Bradshaw

Fête des semences London

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 656 Elizabeth Street
London, ON

Beat the Winter Blues and Prepare for Gardening Season:
• Seeds - many organic and unique varieties!
• Garden Products, Plants, Catalogues, Informational Exhibits
• Speakers and Demonstrations:

10:15am – Selecting & Starting Seeds
11:00am – Garden Facts, Fables & Fallacies
12:15pm – Gardens Don’t Have to be Thirsty
1:30pm – Gardening Year-Round in Southern Ontario

Only $5 admission and there’s something for everyone!
Shop, Swap Seeds, See demonstrations, Ask questions and receive expert advice …

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com

Fête des semences Comox Valley

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Florence Filberg Centre
Comox Valley, BC

presented by Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers
Theme: Preparing for Climate Change
Horticultural Trade Show, Community Seed Exchange, Speakers, Workshops, Children’s Activities, Seedy Cafe
$5.00; children under 12 free

Plus d'information: www.cvgss.org

Fête des semences Richmond

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 1
Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Av
Richmond, BC

7th Annual Richmond Seedy Saturday

Fête des semences Ottawa

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

(Take the bus # 16, stops at the door)
Calling All Gardeners!
Eager to get back in your garden?
This annual seed exchange and sale will feature an organic mini-market, garden talks and workshops, a swap table and organic snacks.
While your gardens sleep under their blanket of snow, why not come out for a visit?
Workshop seating is limited, so come early!
Free admission – free workshops

11:00 Growing Great Greens Dan Brisebois Daniel Brisebois
Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Solwww.fermetournesol.qc.ca

12:00 Perennial Edibles for Ottawa
Description: Not just trees and herbs, imagine a shade tolerant climbing spinach, a bunching perennial leek, a walking kale and a gourmet cole-asparagus that doubles as a stunner in the ornamental bed. Explore the possibilities with Telsing from Aster Lane Edibles on behalf of Canadian Organic Growers, local chapter.http://asterlanedibles.ca/
http://cog.ca/ottawa/who-we-are/

13:00 Jim's Dirty Dozen: 12 vegetables you definitely should be growing in your garden!" Jim Thompsonwww.ourlittlefarm.ca

14:00 Biodynamic Calendar Rosemary Taylor

Contact: Greta: 613-521-8648 or

Fête des semences Toronto (Parkdale)

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          11 to 3
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave.
Toronto (Parkdale), ON

Organized by Toronto Urban Growers (TUG) and Greenest City. The venue is fully accessible. Pay-what-you-can.

Contact: Monique Kelemen 647.438.0038

Plus d'information: www.greenestcity.ca

Fête des semences North Shore Vancouver

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          11 to 1
North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East 1st St
North Shore Vancouver, BC

Come join us to kick-off the season by sharing seeds and tips with fellow gardeners! Admission by donation.

From 11am-1pm at the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Inman Room, we’ll have seeds available for trade/donation, veggie seedlings for sale, and community organizations on hand to share tips and resources.

A backyard seed saving workshop will happen prior to the event from 9:30-11am - Backyard Seed Saving (FREE Workshop)

Registration not required to attend the seed swap only.

Come on out, bring your seeds, and get growing!

Plus d'information: http://ediblegardenproject.com/events/seedy-saturday/

Fête des semences Saskatoon

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 4
St Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre (327 Avenue N South)
Saskatoon, SK

CHEP Good Food Inc. will host Saskatoon’s 17th Annual Seedy Saturday. Entrance through North Doors near Avenue N.

Over 30 exhibitors will participate in an eco-friendly tradeshow in the school gymnasium.

A Speakers’ Series consists of the following presentations:

· 11am – Permaculture in Saskatchewan, Kirby McInnis

· 12:15pm – How to Grow Sprouts, Nathan Puffalt from Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds

· 1:30pm – Nutritional Benefits of Local Foods and Native Edible Plants, Noura Sheikhalzoor

· 2;45pm – Urban Agriculture Trends, Karen Farmer

Additional Initiatives will occur during the day:

1. Music by Vivace String Quartet at 10am and 11am and classical guitarist Zeljko Bilandzic at 12 noon and 1pm.

2. Arts based activities for kids (songs and puppets) by Magik Radix at 11am and 12:15pm.

3. Hot lunch by the Boxcar Cafe.

Contact: Gord Androsoff 306-371-8108

Fête des semences Amherst

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          1 to 4
YMCA, 92 Church Street
Amherst, NS

3rd Annual Amherst Seed Swap!

Please join us for all sorts of fun activities including children's face painting and seedling starting, info. about seeds and seed saving,
and of course a seed exchange! Learn how to make a great garden potting mix! and more! Meet your local farmers!
Event is FREE of charge.

Please feel free to spread the word!

Contact: Su Morin: / 902-251-2959

Fête des semences Brampton

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Century Garden Recreation Centre 340 Vodden Street East
Brampton, ON

2015 Third Annual “Seedy Saturday and Gardening Show”

The Brampton Horticultural Society is partnering again for the third year with the City of Brampton to host our “Seedy Saturday” and Gardening Show.
10:10-10:50 am “Why we need Pollinators"

11:00-11:45 am “Seed Saving 101 for the Home Gardener”

12:00-12:45 pm "Vertical Vegetables”

1:00-1:45 pm “Your Green Yard: Ecological Gardening and Landscaping”

2:00-2:45 pm “Attracting Birds to your Garden

Once again admission is FREE

Fête des semences Sault Ste Marie

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 am - 4 pm
Sault College, 443 Northern Avenue Essar Hall, M Wing
Sault Ste Marie, ON

8th Annual Seedy Saturday
Seed Exchange
Drop off seeds for sorting 10:00 am - 12 noon
Seed exchange takes place from 12 noon - 1:00 pm
Surplus seeds available 50 cents/pkg from 1:00-4:00 pm

Workshops
10:30 am - 12 noon
Introduction to Seed Saving
with Michelle Smith, Northwind Farm, Cape Breton Island
Cost: Free

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Regionally Adapted Seed Production in Northern Ontario and Marginal Climates
with Michelle Smith and Aabir Dey, The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
Cost: $15

Presentations:
11:00 am
Seed Libraries, Seed Banks and Collaborative Grower Networks
with Aabir Dey, The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security

1:00 pm
The 90 Degree Curse in Garden Photography
with Jim Tibbles, Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society

2:00 pm
Community Gardening in Algoma
with the Algoma Community Garden Network

3:00 pm
Incredible Edibles in Pots
with Susan Richards, New North Greenhouses

Vendors, Farmers' Markets, Children's Activities & Refreshments all day.

Admission by donation. Free parking!

Contact: Suzanne Hanna 705-943-2207

Plus d'information: http://ssmhortsociety.com

Fête des semences Nelson

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Nelson United Church - 602 Silica Street
Nelson, BC

Join West Kootenay EcoSociety for the annual seed swap and sale!

Locally grown seeds are better suited to our local conditions than seeds cultivated in far off lands. Meet other growers, share tips and ideas, and find unique varieties not available in any store or catalog! If you have seeds to swap, please make sure they have a good germination rate. Please plan to label your seeds to let customers know if they are organic, heritage, and/or pesticide/herbicide free.

Workshops:
#1 - 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Speaker - Cathi Bivar - Bivar Farms
Workshop Title – “Vermiculture & Composting with Worms”

#2 - 11:30 am to 12:30
Speakers - Jessica Piccinin & LeAnne Ripski - Root & Vine Acres/ Karma Creek Farm
Workshop Title - "Homestead Livestock: An introduction to raising your own meat"

We will discuss everything from choosing a breed to choosing a butcher for small scale hogs, goats, sheep, rabbits and poultry too!

#3 - 12:45 to 1:45
Speaker - Sharyn Higham
Workshop Title – “Seed Planting Made Easy”

Learn how to plant seeds indoors in flats or pots that will later be planted into the greenhouse or garden. NO experience required!

Interested in setting up a table to sell or trade your seeds? Registration is first-come first-served. Set up starts at 9 am. Tables are provided. Vendor fee for this event will be a sliding scale of $10 to $15 dollars.

Admission for this event will be $5.

Contact: Jesse at 250-354-1909

Fête des semences Robson Valley

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Dunster Fine Arts School
Robson Valley, BC

The day will include a seed exchange, workshops, displays, children's
activities, lunch featuring locally produced food, and lots of visiting
with gardeners from the entire Robson Valley.

Contact: Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334;

Fête des semences Utopia

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          9 to 2
Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line
Utopia, ON

9-11 a Sunny Side -Up Breakfast
10-11 Seed Exchange
9-2 walk through to see vendors (Bradford Greenhouse, Moondance, Artsy Tomato John Craw-Simcoe County Master Gardener, Eadbile Essa, Essa Aware, Simcoe County-Recycles, Farmview, Mary Lucky's Nature Photography and more) Children's activities
Refreshments available throughout the day

Plan to come and spend the day learning. Short seminars will be held. Admission is free. Warning! Gardening is Contagious so come learn how to get your knees and hand dirty!

Contact: Steph at 705-737-9821

Fête des semences York Region

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          8 to 1:30
9100 Bathurst Street, Thornhill
York Region, ON

Co-sponsored by The Village Organic Farmers Market at the Toronto Waldorf School

Get your seeds while you shop at the organic farmers market, hear inspiring speakers and learn from gardening experts!

This year's theme is "Waste." Join us to learn about compost, repurposing materials, and more!

Seed Saving in Northern Ontario: Workshop Series - Sault St. Marie

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          
Sault Ste Marie, ON

We are happy to bring Michelle Smith (Northwind Farm) to Northern Ontario for a workshop on how to select and adapt vegetable seed crops in Northern climates for farm-scale production.

Contact:

Plus d'information: http://store.farmstart.ca/collections/workshops/products/seed-saving-in-northern-ontario-the-fundamentals-sault-st-marie

Fête des semences Ste-Emélie-de-l'Énergie

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10h00 à 17h00
Ste-Emélie-de-l'Énergie, QC

C’est avec la collaboration de plusieurs organismes, entreprises, producteurs agricoles et citoyen(ne)s que nous vous présentons l’édition 2015 de la Fête des Semences de Lanaudière. Cet événement annuel ayant pour thème la sauvegarde des semences et espèces végétales du patrimoine, se tiendra comme toujours à l’orée du printemps. Juste au bon moment pour permettre aux jardiniers d'échanger et de se procurer ce qui leur faut de semences pour bien partir la saison des cultures. Un événement incontournable qui nous réchauffe le cœur quand l’hiver tire à sa fin.

Plus de 50 entreprises de la région participent à l’événement à titre d’exposants ou commanditaires.

Entrée libre, salle J.-A. Leprohon

Plus d'information: http://www.fetesemenceslanaudiere.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31&Itemid=105

Saving your own seeds workshop series – Part 1: Planning and Planting

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          10 to 11:30
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary Barn, 1200 Princess St
Kingston, ON

Learn the fundamentals about how to plan your garden with seed saving principles in mind, and learn what you can plant right now indoors for a great start to the season!

Parking is limited so please carpool or use public transportation if you can.
No fees but donations are welcome!

This will be the last time this workshop will be offered here at the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary and we will be following it up with a live webinar which will be recorded and posted on-line for future seed savers to learn from. Please see our website or Facebook page for updates.

Fête des semences Pembroke

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Fellowes High School, 420 Bell Street
Pembroke, ON

Our 8th Annual Seedy Sunday in the Ottawa Valley! Free Admission. Come for an hour, stay for the day. It's a fun community event that inspires and supports sustainable living.

Explore the seeds and plants for sale, local food producers, environmental groups, and gardening presentations. Remember to bring your own seeds, plants or other gardening goods to exchange at the Swap Table. Enjoy the local lunch, local musicians, sharing knowledge, and meeting with friends. All new or experienced gardeners and local foodies will want to attend!

Contact: Claire Lepine, or 613-628-1836

Fête des semences Summerside

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          2 to 4
Public Library
Summerside, PE

Fête des semences Perth

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Royal Canadian Legion
Perth, ON

Fête des semences Duncan

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          10am-2pm
Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium Si'em Lelum, 5574 River Road
Duncan, BC

Admission is by donation ($2.00). This event will feature local seed vendors, live plant and garden vendors, a seed exchange, a series of garden workshops, kids’ activities, and community information booths.
Attendees can also anticipate attending a stellar series of workshops hosted by local gardening experts, Jason Greenwood, Carolyn Herriot, and Joy Story. Appealing to novice and seasoned gardeners, the workshops will cover topics from backyard seed production to compost tea to the healing power of weeds.

Contact: 250-748-8506 or

Plus d'information: http://cowichangreencommunity.org/workshop-events/seedy-sunday/

Fête des semences Sudbury

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Parkside Centre, 140 Durham St
Sudbury, ON

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.sudburyseedysunday.ca

Fête des semences Musquodoboit Harbour

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          
Farmers' Market
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

Fête des semences Humboldt

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          1 to 7 pm
Community Gathering Place, 701 6th Av
Humboldt, SK

Seed Saving in Northern Ontario: Workshop Series - Sudbury

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          
Sudbury, ON

Plus d'information: http://store.farmstart.ca/collections/workshops/products/seed-saving-in-northern-ontario-workshop-series-sudbury

Fête des semences Thunder Bay

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          1 to 4
Baggage Building at Marina Park
Thunder Bay, ON

Free admission

Displays by local gardening-related groups!
Seeds for sale by local vendors!
Refreshments!

Seed Exchange will take place from 1-2 pm.
Exchange "rules": Bring labelled packets of your non-hybrid seeds to trade - sell packets for a penny - buy packets for a penny. We'll bring the pennies. Seeds not traded by 2 pm will be put up for sale for $1 for remainder of event.

Workshops (in adjacent Mariners' Hall):
2-3pm - Kelsey Agnew presents seed synergy: Benefits to the Community
3-4pm - Roots to Harvest's AYP Team presents Seed Cleaning Gadgets & Learnings

Event presented by Superior Seed Producers and Roots to Harvest, with support from Thunder Bay District Health Unit and 2B Seed Savers.

Contact: JoAnne Henderson (807) 767-5897

Plus d'information: https://superiorseedproducers.wordpress.com/learning-opportunities/

Fête des semences St Andrews

Dimanche 8 Mars 2015          2 to 4
Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King St
St Andrews, NB

It's time for SEEDY SUNDAY!
Come to the 12th Annual Community Seed Exchange

All are welcome. No charge for attendance or for seeds.

If you have seeds to share, or would like seeds (vegetables, flowers, trees or herbs) from fellow gardeners, please join us.

Please bring seeds that have produced good crops and healthy plants for you--and that you are reasonably sure are viable.

You can also bring favourite seed catalogues, information about local seed and plant sources, photos of your garden, and seed-saving tips that you can share (in writing or just by talking with folks about them).

Questions? Please call 529-4982.

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Fête des semences Yorkton

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          12:30 to 4
Yorkdale Central Public School, 273 Gladstone Av S
Yorkton, SK

Speakers at 1, 2, 3pm
Speakers this year will be Rachelle Ternier on 'non-gmo heirloom seed', Laureen LaBrash on 'Cooking with Beans', and either Rob Tress on Vermicomposting or Paula Johnstone-Whitehawk with a 'Water Ceremony'....not neccessarily in that order...
New kid's area and live music!

Fête des semences Kingston

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 3
LCVI High, 153 Van Order Drive
Kingston, ON

Participate in our Seed Swap, visit our seed vendors, and meet other seed savers and agriculture enthusiasts through our community groups!
10:30 AM Soils: The Foundation of Food

1:00 PM Kingston Community Garden Network panel discussion

2:00 PM Inspiring Stories from the World of Seed

Please bring your own dishes to partake in Transition Kingston's local soup lunch! It's going to be yummy!

Contact: Cate

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392789494358240

Fête des semences Toronto (Central)

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          
Scadding Court
Toronto (Central), ON

Contact: Herman Ellis

Fête des semences Powell River

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          9:30 to 2:30
Powell River Recreation Complex
Powell River, BC

10th Annual Seedy Saturday

Come swap seeds, tubers, books and magazines!
Stay for the 8 workshops, 30 seed vendors and community information tables.
Our family-friendly event includes children’s activities, delicious food and beverages, Silent Auction, Garden Cart raffle and more. Admission is $2 for adults. Children under 12 admitted free.

Contact: Wendy Devlin

Fête des semences Stoney Plain

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Stoney Plain, AB

The Multicultural Heritage Centre is hosting their second Seedy Saturday.

Contact: Linda Willis 780 963-2777

Fête des semences Lillooet

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          9 to 5
St. Andrews's Church, 577 Main Street
Lillooet, BC

Seed Swap & Sales 9:00-2:00 Admission $2 or what you can afford.
A family event to celebrate the beginning of a new growing season with seed tables, displays, and kids' corner. You can bring seeds to share and/or clean with our winnower!

What's Growing On in Lillooet...One Year Later 2:30-5:00
Join us in the afternoon for a series of informal presentations and discussion with local growers and want-to-be growers.

Contact: Angela ; 250-256-0470

Fête des semences Cobble Hill

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Av
Cobble Hill, BC

Featuring: Community Seed Swap - exchange or buy seeds
Vendors of organic and heritage seeds. Local plant growers. Organic fertilizers and gardening gizmos. Children's area. Homemade snacks and goodies.

Sponsored by the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute
FREE ADMISSION
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

https://www.facebook.com/SCHFIAS

Contact:

Plus d'information: http://farmersinstitute.ca/

Fête des semences Kelowna

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd. Kelowna,V1Y 4X8 in the Atrium
Kelowna, BC

Fee: $2.00
Come to buy, sell and trade seeds. The sale includes certified organic, rare, unusual, open pollinated and heritage seeds. Get plants and ideas. Attend a gardening info session. Build your gardening network, while having a bite to eat with other garden enthusiasts. While at the swap, visit the World Community Film Festival at the College Theatre.

Plus d'information: http://mgabc.org/content/okanagan or https://www.facebook.com/KelownaSeedySaturday

Fête des semences Abbotsford

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 2
Fraser Valley Conservancy, 44 60 Bradnor Rd
Abbotsford, BC

10:00 Chicken Manure Seminar (and other fertilizers), hosted by Kayla Feenstra of Dragonlily Gardens
10:30 All about Seedlings Hosted by Chris Billion from One Love Farm
11:00 Seed Saving Seminar, hosted by David Catzel of Glorious Organics Cooperative
12:00 Potluck
1:00 Door prize draw

Contact: 604-855-2624 604.855.2624.

Plus d'information: [http://www.facebook.com/events/1528418974112464/]]

Fête des semences Maynooth

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          12 to 3
Old Community Centre
Maynooth, ON

Join us for our 6th annual Seedy Saturday. Bring your seeds to trade with others or just come and see what is there. Meet other seed nuts, vendors, and have a good meal.

Fête des semences Trail

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          10 to 2
St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall 1347 Pine Avenue
Trail, BC

Trail Seedy Saturday – Planting your edible landscape

Come check out Trail’s first ever Seedy Saturday.

Highlights:

Seed swap (bring your saved vegetable and flower seeds to trade)

FREE children’s planting table

Seed vendors

Garden products

Workshops and demonstrations

Contact: Valerie

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/incredibletrail

Fête des semences Val d'Espoir

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          11h00 à 20h00
Produire la Santé Ensemble, 397 rte des Pères
Val d'Espoir, QC

C’est la fête des semences à Val d’Espoir!
C’est bientôt le temps des semis et le Moulin vous invite à un cercle d’échange de semences.
Apportez vos surplus de semences et venez les échanger avec d’autres jardiniers dans une ambiance conviviale et chaleureuse.

Programmation :
11h00 à 13h00 : Randonnée en raquette et repas partagé au Moulin (apporter votre lunch)
13h00 à 16h00: Cercle d’échange de semences pour tous
14h00 à 14h45: Activité pour les enfants : Fabrication de mandalas
16h00 à 17h30: Capsules vidéos et projection de documentaire

Contact:

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/events/836790466387679

Fête des semences St. Catherines

Dimanche 15 Mars 2015          9:30 to 3:30
Centre for Older Adults, 80 Dunlop Dr.
St. Catherines, ON

Ontario Horticultural Association, District 9 and Master Gardeners of Niagara are pleased to announce our 2nd year running this event!

We have booked two rooms—A very large Gym for vendors and a separate smaller room with a stage and sound system for guest speakers.

There are no stairs and has easy access for vendors and the public. Lots of parking. Admission $2 for Start me Up Niagara.

10:00 am-- Master Gardener -Karen Walsh -Seed Starting

11:00 am--Trish Rybski--cooking with herbs

12:00 pm--Master Gardener-Susan Lusted- Growing Veggies in Small Spaces

1:00 pm--Lister C Fretz --Micro Gardening

2:00 pm--George Scott of Niagara Beeway will talk Bees and Neurotoxins.

Catering—Sweets Café

Contact: Sandy Martin 905 688-5882,

Fête des semences Estevan

Dimanche 15 Mars 2015          1 to 4
Public Library, 701 Souris Av
Estevan, SK

Fête des semences Ymir

Dimanche 15 Mars 2015          10 to 2
Ymir Community Hall
Ymir, BC

Ymir is hosting their 9th annual seedy Sunday. Bring your own seeds to swap, purchase local seeds from our local growers.

Contact: Gabrielle gab.clement83@gmail.com

Fête des semences Kamloops

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10 to 2
TRU Grand Hall
Kamloops, BC

Theme: Anything to do with Gardening
Seeds, Seedlings, Produce, Preserves, Community Seed exchange and Plant Exchange
Master Gardeners on site, Educational Program will include Starting Seeds, Soil Fertility, Community Gardens
Door Prizes, Healthy food available for snacks and lunch.
$1.00 entrance cost, No charge for Seniors, Students or those who present a Transit Pass

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.ssolgardens.com

Fête des semences Calgary

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 - 5 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

$2 admission (we accept Calgary Dollars)
Come get your seeds and advice from over 50 exhibitors and vendors from across Western Canada, participate in the seed exchange table, attend presentations throughout the day, play at the kids table, eat delicious food and more! Information can be found on our website or Facebook.

Plus d'information: http://seedysaturdaycalgary.shawwebspace.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/calgaryseedysaturday

Fête des semences Grand Forks

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10-2
Anglican Church, 7252 7th St
Grand Forks, BC

Our event will be followed by the Grand Forks and Boundary Agricultural Society AGM, from 3- 6 We will be doing a pot luck for the AGM and a lunch will be available during the seed event.

vendors welcome but space is very limited

Contact: Sheila Dobie

Fête des semences Red Deer

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10 to 5:30
Red Deer College - Forum & Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer, AB

EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday

Features: seed swap table and community seed bank, hourly workshops on green living, marketplace / green trade show, kids corner, prizes and more!

Plus d'information: www.rethinkreddeer.ca/calendar

Fête des semences Pictou County

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10 to 12:30
West River Fire Hall, Central West River, Pictou County
Pictou County, NS

The Pictou County Seed Collective will be hosting their 2nd Annual Seedy Saturday

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/PictouCountySeedCollective?fref=photo

Fête des semences Knowlesville

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          
Knowlesville Art and Nature Centre. 111 Simms Rd
Knowlesville, NB

Contact:

Fête des semences Vernon

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Vernon Recreation Centre, 3301 37 ave
Vernon, BC

Join us on the first day of Spring to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.

-Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products. Locally produced food, honey and more.
-Community seed exchange
-Educational displays
-Children's activities
-Inspiring speakers and films throughout the event

Featuring Sierra Club Canada Foundation's Protect the Pollinators Tour with special guest speakers John Bennett, National Program Director of Sierra Club Canada, and Paul McKay, author of The Kepler Code

Film screening of Voices of Transition

Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)

Presented by - Sustainable Environment Network Society and Vernon in Transition

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/events/434822590005938/

Fête des semences Bathurst

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          2 to 4
Bathurst Library
Bathurst, NB

Come learn about seed saving and to trade seeds! There will be organic seeds from Hope Seeds for sale and a free presentation on "La cuisine de la ferme" or "The farm's kitchen".

Fête des semences Toronto (Central)

Dimanche 22 Mars 2015          
Brick Works, 550 Bayview Av
Toronto (Central), ON

Contact: Ryan 416.596.1495 ext 243

Plus d'information: http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/11085/

Fête des semences South Etobicoke

Dimanche 22 Mars 2015          10:30 to 3
Franklin Horner Community Centre 432 Horner Avenue
South Etobicoke, ON

Contact: Monika Meulman

Plus d'information: legsetobicoke.ca

Fête des semences Edmonton

Dimanche 22 Mars 2015          
Edmonton, AB

Plus d'information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595553027342160/

Fête des semences Scarborough

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd S
Scarborough, ON

Come to the SCARBOROUGH SEEDY SATURDAY and GREEN FAIR!

Learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or join a workshop on sprouting, soil and composting and more . Then stop by one of our local garden clubs’ tables and ask an expert!

This day promises to be fun for everyone. Over 50 tables will include heirloom seed vendors, green exhibits, bee products, worm composting, backyard gardening, garden associations and regional organizations. Returning favourites include Urban Harvest, Matchbox Gardens, Cubits Organics, The Bee Shop, LEAF, the TRCA and Rouge Park .

Be a steward and bring in your used electronics for recycling! And there will be kids events too brought to you by BEAT from Norman Bethune high School.

The Fair is hosted by the Stewards of the Earth at St. Agatha Catholic School, the Treehuggers at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and Seeds of Diversity.

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Fête des semences Robert's Creek

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          11 to 4
Community Hall
Robert's Creek, BC

Sunshine Coast Seedy Saturday

Join us for another fun filled community day with much to offer including:

Seed Exchange
Seeds & Seedling Sales
Live Plant Sale
Farmers Market
Workshops
Activities for all ages
One Straw Food Concession
Raffle
Information Booths

This annual event brought to you by the One Straw Society www.onestraw.ca
in partnership with the the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective www.sunseeds.ca

DON'T FORGET TO BRING:
Seeds for the seed exchange and live plant donations.

To request a booth, become a volunteer, or donate plants, prizes or baking, contact Kym Chi:


*We will also be hosting an all ages evening event with live music and refreshments. For more information, please visit www.onestraw.ca

Fête des semences Port Alberni

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          10 to 2
Arrowvale Campground/Collins Farm, 5955 Hector Rd
Port Alberni, BC

(Details to follow)

Contact: Ann or Bob Collins 250 723-7948

Fête des semences Lindsay

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          10 to 3
35 Lindsay St. S. -Queen Street United Church
Lindsay, ON

Hosted by Lindsay & District Master Gardeners

*ample parking available
*there will be community groups along with the vendors; as well there will be a loonie draw on garden-related items
*admission --voluntary donation to our group
*charge for space for any for-profit organizations - $25

Contact: Jamie Morris )

Fête des semences North Battlefield

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          
North Battlefield, SK

Fête des semences Guelph

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          10 to 4
St. George’s Church, Mitchell Hall 99 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON

Plus d'information: www.guelphseedysaturday.blogspot.ca

Fête des semences Gillies

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          1 to 4
Gillies Community Centre
Gillies, ON

This is a great opportunity for gardeners to swap seeds and learn more about growing your own food. Bring seeds that you have saved from your garden to share or swap them for some varieties that have been saved locally and adapted to our growing conditions. There will also be heritage seeds available for purchase.

DISPLAYS: Eco Superior, Seeds of Diversity, Superior Seed Producers, Thunder Bay Bee Keepers Association, Alegria Farm - Accessible Gardening, Kakabeka Village Market, Hymers Agricultural Fair, Plant a Row and more.

SPEAKERS:
1:15 – 1:45 Worm Bin Composting - Karen O’Gorman - Worm Enthusiast

2:00 -2: 45 Building My Own Greenhouse Pam Tallon - Self Starter

3:00-3:45 Gardening In Short Season Graham Saunders - Author

DOOR PRIZES DONATED BY: Thunder Bay Co-op Farm Supplies, Kakabeka Depot

FOOD: baking, local products and refreshments for sale

Admission $2.00 donation in support of Gillies Community Centre

Contact: Karen 807-577-2680;

Fête des semences Mission City

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          10 to 2
Heritage Park Secondary School Lobby 33700 Prentis Avenue
Mission City, BC

Seed and plant vendors
Seed exchange table
Gardening workshops
Local food and food trucks

Storytelling, craft-making and face-painting

Contact: 604-302-5561

Plus d'information: www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com

Fête des semences Dartmouth

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          9 to 1
Alderney Farmers' Market
Dartmouth, NS

We will have NS seed and gardening vendors and a seed swap table.

Fête des semences 100 Mile House

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          
Creekside Seniors' Centre
100 Mile House, BC

Suggested Donation at the Door: $2.00
Information re: Table rentals, etc :
Concession available
Workshops TBA
Seed cleaning, plants, seeds, information tables, potato seed, and more.

Contact: Karen 250-395-3580

Fête des semences Summerland

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          10 to 2
9536 Main Street, Odd Fellows/Rebekah Hall
Summerland, BC

Bedding plants, organic seeds, honey, juice and lots more!

Contact: Laurel Burnham 250.492.7717

Fête des semences Sherwood Park

Dimanche 29 Mars 2015          11 to 4
Salisbury green house. 52337 Range Road 232
Sherwood Park, AB

Fête des semences Surrey

Samedi 11 Avril 2015          11 to 3
Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd
Surrey, BC

Our event will include a seed exchange and seed and plant sale as well as tours of our heritage site and buildings, and crafts and activities for kids.

Contact: Jerrilin Spence,, 604 591-4798

Fête des semences Bruce County

Samedi 11 Avril 2015          
Bruce County Libraries
Bruce County, ON

Fête des semences Wolfville

Samedi 11 Avril 2015          8:30 to 1
Wolfville Farmers' Market
Wolfville, NS

There is good reason to celebrate seeds as they give us so many daily gifts. Our abundant local harvests began with a simple seed planted in the rich valley soil.

Join us for a fun filled Market day full of Seeds, Plants, Art, Speakers offering up tools and tricks for transplanting and growing, discussions on seed diversity and the value of seed saving. Kid’s of all ages are invited to an interactive seed game that includes seed identification. There is something for everyone, whether you have a green thumb, are just learning or are a seasoned veteran and you have a chance to win a basket of seed goodies! Be sure to bring your seeds to swap at the Community Seed Exchange Table and sign the Right to Save Seeds Petition…….everything starts with a seed!

Fête des semences Clearwater

Samedi 11 Avril 2015          10 to 2
Clearwater Ski Hill Chalet
Clearwater, BC

9th Annual

Sponsored by the Clearwater Farmers Market

Fête des semences Quinte West

Samedi 11 Avril 2015          10 to 2
Murray Centennial Public School 654 County Rd 40 Trenton
Quinte West, ON

Free admission to the public. Featuring a seed exchange table and many local vendors of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, along with other organic, horticultural and ecological items.

Contact: Colleen O'Reilly 613-475-6139

Fête des semences Burlington, Halton

Samedi 18 Avril 2015          10 to 4
Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
Burlington, Halton, ON

The Burlington Public Library invites you to celebrate and protect the planet at BPL EarthFest 2015.

FREE! · Get ready to dig into spring with a free community seed exchange
· Visit the pop up market to pick up seeds, plants and other food, garden and eco friendly products
· Listen to a real organic farmer talk about innovative veggies to grow
· See striking eco art displays
· Learn sustainability tips at entertaining workshops
· Meet local author Tiffany Mayer (Eating Niagara) and listen as she speaks about her new book Niagara Food: A Flavourful History of the Peninsula's Bounty
· Entertain the kids with fun earth friendly activities
· Find out about volunteer opportunities and more with local environment and food security agencies

This event is organized in partnership with the Halton Food Council, City of Burlington Community Gardens and Burlington Public Library.

Contact: 905-639-3611,

Plus d'information: http://www.bpl.on.ca/explore/special-events#events

Fête des semences Lethbridge

Samedi 18 Avril 2015          10 to 5
CASA, 230 8 Street S
Lethbridge, AB

Cosponsored by Heart of Downtown & Lethbridge Seed Swap

Fête des semences Fernie

Mercredi 22 Avril 2015          
Fernie, BC

time and location TBA

Contact: phone 250-423-3792

Jeudi 23 Avril 2015          7 to 8:30
St. Mary's Anglican Church, 780 McEvoy Street
Fredericton, NB

Seed Saving: How to Grow and Store your own Seeds" with Carol Muncer.

Contact:

Fête des semences Prince Albert

Samedi 25 Avril 2015          9 to 5
Library
Prince Albert, SK

Sponsored by Council of Canadians and John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

open pollinated seeds, displays, presentation of soil health by Cindy Nikolaison

children’s activities, movies, food and music

Contact: Rene at 960-6892

Fête des semences Kitimat

Samedi 9 Mai 2015          11 to 3
K.U.T.E. Recycling Depot 316 Railway Avenue
Kitimat, BC

FREE EVENT

Everyone Welcome!

SEED, PLANT, and TOOL EXCHANGE.

KID’S ACTIVITIES TOO! Fun for the whole family!

Bring your extra plants and garden supplies and trade for some new items for spring planting.

SEEDS. PLANTS. TOOLS. KID’S ACTIVITIES.

Bring your extra plants and garden supplies and trade for some new items for spring planting.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Kitimat Understanding the Environment www.kitimatrecycle.org

& The Kitimat Community Garden www.kitimatcommunityservices.ca/garden.html

CONTACT: or call 250-632-9107

Fête des semences Langley

Dimanche 10 Mai 2015          12 to 3
Langley Demonstration Garden in the Derek Double Day Arboretum, Fraser Highway
Langley, BC

Contact: or 604-546-0337

Seeds of Diversity 20th Annual AGM

Dimanche 15 Novembre 2015          1 pm to 3:30
Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd.
Kitchener, ON

Join board, staff and other members at our Annual AGM, this year being held in Kitchener. All are welcome, and Seeds of Diversity members get in free. Otherwise, admission $5.

Enjoy bidding on our many silent auction items, great for Christmas gifts! Or gifting to yourself! They range from free admissions, to seed kits, to restaurant and store certificates and baskets.

Special guest speaker is well-known garden writer Lorraine Johnson. In the more than 15 years that Lorraine has been writing books and articles, she has become known for her unconventional outlook on the world of gardening. Advocating for organics in the days when synthetic chemicals ruled, writing about native plants before most people had heard the term, promoting community gardening when politicians were wary of involving people in parks, profiling guerrilla gardens when the idea still sounded vaguely dangerous, Lorraine has always written about marginal subjects on their way to becoming mainstream.

Not easily pigeon-holed, her work is often about the surprising corners where the impulse to nurture and sustain growth intersects with the human need to cultivate meaningful connections—with the earth and with each other. She views gardening as a strenuous conversation with the planet—indeed, as one of the most transformative ways to find our place in the world and what we want that world to be. She’s not afraid to include failures (her own, our own), along with hopes and dreams, in that conversation.

Lorraine’s writing career follows her passionate interests, and her more than 10 published books have covered a broad range of topics—from com- posting and native plant gardening to censorship and travel. Unabashedly an advocate, she has been promoting urban food production for decades not only in her writing but in her involvement with numerous community groups and organizations such as the Toronto Community Garden Network, Toronto Botanic Garden, the American Community Gardening Association, and others.
Lorraine lives in Toronto in a barn-shaped house with three chickens and two cats—and dreams of including a dwarf goat in her backyard.

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