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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 Saanich

Samedi 10 Janvier 2015          10 to 2
Haliburton Farm, 741 Haliburton Rd
Saanich, BC

Produce, Preserves, Seedlings, Seeds, Community Seed exchange.
Guest Speaker at noon: Christina Nikolic of The Organic Pantry.

Topic: Dirt, Chocolate Cheesecake and You – a closer look at our soil.

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.haliburtonfarm.org

Fête des semences Denman Island

Samedi 31 Janvier 2015          
Denman Community Hall
Denman Island, BC

We will have 5 different talks on Growing and seed saving offered as well as tables as usual.

Fête des semences Qualicum Beach

Samedi 7 Février 2015          10 to 3:30
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St.
Qualicum Beach, BC

Our theme this year is Sow the Seeds

QB Seedy Saturday 2015 Speakers

Our speakers will all be dealing
with aspects of the backyard garden.

10:30 – 11:45 Diane Sharp

12:00 – 1:15 Kate Green

1:30 – 2:45
Expert Panel

Kathy Claxton and Candice Coghill and Kim Hammond

There will be a Seed Swap, Raffle, Speakers, Vendors and much more.

Contact:

Plus d'information: qbseedysaturday.com

Fête des semences Montréal

7 et 8 février 2015          10h00 à 16h30
Jardin Botanique, 4101 Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC

Venez à la 15ème Fête des semences découvrir la richesse de notre patrimoine végétal et rencontrer plus d'une vingtaine de producteurs de semences biologiques de fleurs, de fines herbes, de plantes médicinales et de légumes anciens ou méconnus.

Des rencontres d'échanges de semences et des conférences sur l'agriculture urbaine sont également au programme. La Fête des semences est un événement d'Action Communiterre organisé en collaboration avec les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal et Espace pour la vie.

N'oubliez pas l'échange de semences qui aura lien en fin de journée!
Pour consulter l'horaire des conférences, visitez le site Web d'Action Communiterre.

Plus d'information: http://www.actioncommuniterre.qc.ca/fr

Fête des semences Brantford

Samedi 7 Février 2015          10 to 3
Grand River Community Health Centre, 63 Colborne St
Brantford, ON

(our building is wheelchair assessable)

Details of vendors and speakers to follow

There will be a seed swap-vendors-prize draw and much more.

There will be a healthy lunch available

Contact: Gloria Ord 519-754-0777 ext 223 or

Fête des semences Brockville

Samedi 14 Février 2015          10 to 2
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON

Fête des semences Salt Spring Island

Samedi 14 Février 2015          10 to 3
Farmers' Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC

'Sowing the Seeds of Love'

Salt Spring Island's 20th Annual Seedy Saturday

Contact: Erin Harper 250-653-4031

Fête des semences Mississauga

Samedi 14 Février 2015          9:30 to 4
Unitarian Congregation, 84 South Service Rd
Mississauga, ON

Contact: Carole Berry 905-790-6983

Fête des semences Wellandport (South Niagara)

Samedi 14 Février 2015          1 to 5
Wellandport Community Centre, 5042 Canborough Rd
Wellandport (South Niagara), ON

Speakers include Steven Biggs, award winning author, speaking on growing figs, Tiffany Mayer who has just released a book on the history of Niagara food and other speakers will discuss heirlooms and seed starting/saving.
Vendors, seed exchange, seedy cafe. Admission by small donation to cover the cost of the hall.

Contact: Linda Crago 905-386-7388 or

Fête des semences Winnipeg

Samedi 14 Février 2015          10 to 3
Canadian Mennonite University at 600 Shaftesbury (south campus)
Winnipeg, MB

Starting in 2000, Winnipeg's event has been organized by the Winnipeg Community Garden Network and The Friends of Gardens Manitoba in partnership with Canadian Mennonite University and USC Canada.

Plus d'information: www.winnipegseedysaturday.wordpress.com or find us on Facebook for more details.

Fête des semences St-Apollinaire

15 février 2015          De 10h00 à 15h00
St-Apollinaire, QC

Venez vous réchauffer en rêvant du printemps! La Société d’horticulture de Saint-Apollinaire vous invite à vous procurer vos semences le 15 février prochain. Des producteurs et des productrices d’un peu partout au Québec vous y offriront des graines de légumes, d’herbes et de fleurs introuvables dans les jardineries, adaptées à notre climat, rares, anciennes ou biologiques. Ils et elles viennent jusqu’à nous, profitez-en.

La fête des semences de Saint-Apollinaire est une occasion unique d’échanger avec les semenciers et les semencières, loin de la foule, dans une atmosphère conviviale.

Délicieux casse-croûte santé sur place.

Entrée libre, bienvenue à tous et à toutes.

Salle communautaire, 83 rue Boucher, Saint-Apollinaire
(Sortie 291 sur l’autoroute 20, à une vingtaine de minutes à l’ouest des ponts de Québec)

Contact: Carol Anne Brunet : 418-886-2218

Plus d'information: www.amelanchier.com

Fête des semences Pickering

Samedi 21 Février 2015          11 to 4
Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd
Pickering, ON

Our event includes a display area where vendors may offer items for sale, and community and horticultural groups will host display tables. There will be a seed swap table where gardeners can trade their seeds for others. We will also have a variety of topics presented by guest speakers.

11:45 am to 12:45 pm Garden Photography ~ Ken Brown

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Peonies ~ Lana Taylor-Mills

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Thickson Woods

Contact: Mandy Smiles,

Fête des semences Victoria

Samedi 21 Février 2015          10 to 4
Victoria Conference Centre, 750 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

Hosted by the James Bay Market Society.
$7, under 16 free

Contact:

Fête des semences Kitchener

Samedi 21 Février 2015          9 to 2:30
Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener, ON

The event will be held at the newly renovated and expanded Central Library of the Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener. The event is co-sponsored the Kitchener Horticultural Society, the Kitchener Public Library and the Kitchener Master Gardeners. This year we have invited the Horticultural Societies in District 19 (9 Societies two of which were the fastest growing Societies in Ontario – Cambridge and Kitchener) of the OHA to join us.

We plan to bring in more vendors in the past, some excellent speakers that includes Dugald Cameron (Gardenimports) and our Seed Exchange will feature heritage seeds that have been collected by Master Gardeners and members of the Societies.

We are quite excited to be offering a number of great opportunities for gardeners to participate in seed swaps (including our heritage seed swap), workshops, presentations, information booths and even a bit of shopping.

Contact: Bruce MacNeil, 519-576-6034 or

Fête des semences Ladner

Samedi 21 Février 2015          10 to 3
Harris Barn at Hawthorne Grove Park, 4140 Arthur Dr
Ladner, BC

The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 will be held on February 21 & 22. This year the Ladner Community Garden Society has partnered with the Corporation of Delta for the event. The Harris Barn is a historic site perfect for seed sharing with its agricultural heritage. The venue has lots of parking and is accessible. Brian Minter is our key speaker on Saturday, February 21 at 10am.

Fête des semences Bridgewater

Samedi 21 Février 2015          10 to 3
MARC, Dayspring, 33 Leary Fraser Rd
Bridgewater, NS

This is a buy, sell, and trade event where local organic seed producers come together to engage with the community. Entry is by donation to the local food bank. There will be a healthy soup lunch, kids activity room, and film screenings.

Contact: Rosmarie, 902-521-2538

Plus d'information: www.helpingnatureheal.com

Fête des semences Creston

Samedi 21 Février 2015          10 to 2
1821 Elm st.
Creston, BC

Fête des semences Sooke

Samedi 28 Février 2015          10 to 3
Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd
Sooke, BC

Organized by Sooke Region Food CHI Society

Contact: Mary Alice Johnson

Fête des semences Saint-Vallier

Samedi 28 Février 2015          9h00 à 16h30
L'école La Ruche, 364 rue principale
Saint-Vallier, QC

Fête des Semences de La Mauve

Plus d'information: www.lamauve.com

Fête des semences Truro

Samedi 28 Février 2015          10 to 2
Truro Farmer’s Market, 15 Young St.
Truro, NS

Contact: Andrea Caven, Living Earth Council,

Fête des semences Regina

Samedi 28 Février 2015          
Regina, SK

Highlights this year will include a demonstration on sprouting and the "Do Touch" table for the children, along with a special garden art project in clay with artist Vic Cicansky.

Fête des semences Fernie

Samedi 28 Février 2015          9 to 3
Fernie Community Centre
Fernie, BC

SEED SWAP at the Annual Griz Days Craft Fair

Presented by members of the Fernie Community EcoGarden. We will have seeds to swap and share, information about seed saving, biodiversity, and achieving food security in the Elk Valley. A welcome and timely opportunity for winter-weary gardeners to get together and chat about our favourite activity!

Contact: or Mary 250-430-2117.

Fête des semences Penticton

Samedi 28 Février 2015          10 to 2
Community Room of Okanagan College
Penticton, BC

Our 10th Annual Seedy Saturday There will be workshops and guest speakers, and free parking. There will be vendors selling organic seeds, bedding plants, perennials, honey, eggs and local produce.

Contact: Laurel Burnham 250.492.7717

Fête des semences Nanaimo

Dimanche 1 Mars 2015          10 to 3
Nanaimo District Secondary School, 355 Wakesiah
Nanaimo, BC

Contact: 250-618-6323 or

Fête des semences de Québec

Dimanche 1 Mars 2015          10h à 16h30
Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval, 2325, rue de l’Université
de Québec, QC

6ᵉ Fête des semences et de l'agriculture urbaine

Le Réseau d'agriculture urbaine de Québec vous invitent à la 6ᵉ édition de la Fête des semences et de l’agriculture urbaine de Québec. Sur place, plus de 40 exposants donneront le goût aux citoyen(ne)s de cultiver des aliments, que ce soit en pot, dans un potager domestique, sur un toit ou dans un jardin communautaire. Plusieurs artisans semenciers proposeront une panoplie de semences rares, patrimoniales et biologiques. 15 conférences seront offertes tout au long de la journée. Une salle sera réservée pour l’échange de semences et une autre sera dédiée aux activités pour enfants. Possibilité de casser la croûte sur place. Entrée gratuite – contribution volontaire !

Facebook :www.facebook.com/pages/Réseau-dAgriculture-Urbaine-de-Québec-RAUQ

Twitter :http://twitter.com/AgriUrbaineQc

Plus d'information: www.agricultureurbaine.net

Fête des semences Peterborough

Dimanche 1 Mars 2015          1 to 5
George St United Church, 534 George St N
Peterborough, ON

Contact: Jill Bishop

Fête des semences Cornwall

Dimanche 1 Mars 2015          10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Agapè Centre, 40 Fifth Street West
Cornwall, ON

In partnership with Transitions Cornwall

Exhibits, soup, baked goods, and refreshments

Admission is $5.00 to support the Agapè Centre – local food bank & soup kitchen.

Contact: 613.938.9297 x:23

Plus d'information: www.agapecentre.ca/events

Fête des semences Enderby

Samedi 7 Mars 2015          
A.L. Fortune School
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 $5 (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

Contact:

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

Seedy Saturday is primarily a seed sale and exchange, however businesses and associations of an organic, horticultural or ecological nature are also attending.
Talks about seed saving, gardening and more.

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 Yorkton

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          
Yorkton, SK

Fête des semences Kingston

Samedi 14 Mars 2015          
Kingston, ON

New, larger location: LCVI

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          
Powell River, BC

Fête des semences St. Catherines

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

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.

Contact: Sandy Martin 905 688-5882,

Fête des semences Kamloops

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

Seeds, Seedlings, Produce, Preserves, Community Seed exchange.
Master Gardeners on site, Guest Speaker at noon

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.ssolgardens.com

Fête des semences Robert's Creek

Samedi 21 Mars 2015          
Robert's Creek, BC

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: www.evergreen.ca

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 Scarborough

Samedi 28 Mars 2015          11 to 4
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School
Scarborough, ON

Contact:

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 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 8 Novembre 2015          1 pm to 3:30
Doon Heritage Village, 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 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.

Contact:

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