Our 15th Seedy Saturday in Mississauga!
Our 2019 event was another success. Inspiring exhibitors, vendors with interesting seeds and products, and very informative workshops marked this as a great welcome to spring and gardening. Three seed exchanges, including Seeds of Diversity, Mississauga Master Gardeners and the Port Credit Seed Lending Library were popular all day long.
The workshops were well attended, thanks to presenters Melissa Creasey, Credit Valley Conservation; and Martha Kantorczyk and Jean Right from Mississauga Master Gardeners. Melissa encouraged a full house to plant species that encourage birds into our gardens, while Martha promoted growing vegetables in small and larger spaces, with Jean focusing on livening up our boulevards with sun-loving native plants. Susan Elliotson, a registered herbalist, shared the value of medicinal perennials – and Rav Singh and Laura from EcoSource worked with children to encourage their involvement in growing plants. So much information and so much energy shared in these workshops. A diverse opportunity for many to learn from experts.
Our Cozy Café, run by volunteers, was a hit – with delightful baked items and good hearty food.
Thank you to all who attended this “sold out” event once again. Thank you to the many volunteers, especially Shirley Daniels, who make this community event possible – and fun.
NEXT YEAR’S DATE – Saturday April 4, 2020
Many thanks. Carole
Seedy Saturday Sprouts Again
Our 15th Annual Seedy Saturday is coming . We welcome inspired, aspiring and experienced gardeners and seed savers, young and young-at-heart. Shake off the winter blahs and visit our exhibitor tables with dedicated community seed exchange centre, take in a gardening or environmentally-themed workshop, nourish yourself with tasty treats from our Cozy Café. Anyone can bring seeds to share with others at our community seed exchange centre, and anyone can take some home.
Educational workshops for new gardeners and experienced green thumbs include “Get Growing Vegetables in Plot, Vegetables in Pots”, Landscaping for Birds, and a hands-on workshop for children.
The workshops are free. An activity centre for children will be offered all through the event by EcoSource. Mississauga Master Gardeners will be on hand all day to answer your questions and share experienced advice.
Download our Seedy Saturday Poster
|Growing Gardeners: Gardening Workshop for Kids|
|9:30 am||Shawn Sowden, Seed Voyage||Fighting the Food Factory|
|10:30 am||Melissa Creasey, Credit Valley Conservation||Landscaping for Birds
|11:30 am||Martha Kantorczyk, Mississauga Master Gardeners||Get Growing Vegetables in Plots and Pots
|12:30 pm||Jean McRight, Mississauga Master Gardeners
|“Rockin, Sockin” – Boulevard Gardens
|1:30 pm||Susan Elliotson, Registered Herbalist||Medicinal Plants in your Perennial Garden
Find sharing seeds at our community seed exchange table. Get gardening advice from the Mississauga Master Gardeners, and check out the world of worm composting with Annelid Cycle. Natural products from The Bee Shop’s local honey and bee products are a treat.
Here is the list of our vendors/exhibitors:
Backyard Seed Savers
The Bee Shop
City of Mississauga
Credit Valley Conservation
Earth Alive / Root Rescue
Greening Sacred Spaces
Halton Food Council
Mississauga Master Gardeners
Mountain Grove Seed Company
Port Credit Seed Lending Library
Rebel with a Garden
The Riverwood Conservancy
Seeds of Diversity
Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
Urban Harvest Seed Company
Young Living Essential Oils
Seedy Saturday will definitely get your gardening boots walking, and help bring in Spring!
“Seed” you there!
Seedy Saturday takes place on April 6th from 9:00 – 3:30. Free admission.