SEEDY SATURDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Join us to plan your gardens for the upcoming growing season. You can talk with experts, attend many horticultural workshops geared for beginners and the experienced gardener. Buy unique seeds from heritage seed vendors or trade your own seeds at free seed exchanges. Learn about new and exciting ways to maximize your plants and gardens. Join Climate Action Mississauga members to explore ways to mitigate climate change in practical ways. Mississauga Master Gardeners will host their “Ask an Expert” plant clinic. So much knowledge in one place.
This year features the workshop by Blooming Boulevards, to plant native gardens along pathways. Be part of this initiative for climate change and community beautification. Edel Schmidt will show you how to plan your vegetable garden in easy-to-follow steps. Learn how to use common weeds to create medicinal teas from registered herbalist, Susan Elliotson. Bring children and enjoy the Growing Gardeners family activity Centre – getting your hands dirty together! And much more.
Enjoy the Cozy Café for nutritious and delicious treats all day long!
Please read the latest article published in the Neighbours of Mississauga Road.
Seedy Saturday is a free event hosted by the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga and Mississauga Master Gardeners. Seedy Saturdays are supported all across Canada by Seeds of Diversity. This year we acknowledge the UN Declaration for Plant Health.
FOUNDER’S HALL – UPPER LEVEL
10 a.m. ROCKIN’ SOCKIN’ BOULEVARD GARDENS
Presenter: Jeanne McRight, Blooming Boulevards
Nothing makes a walk down the street more pleasant than the colour, texture and fragrance of a beautiful garden right next to the sidewalk. Boulevard gardening is becoming popular as people realize they can get great sun, more space and the chance to share their garden with passersby. The narrow strip is usually dry, barren and abused. Transforming this stretch of land takes planning, but properly done, the result is low maintenance.
11 a.m. CLIMATE ACTION MISSISSAUGA
Learn more about measures to help improve our local environment with members of Climate Action Mississauga. Practical ways to make a difference.
12:00 YOUR BASIC VEGETABLE GARDEN
Presenter: Edel Schmidt, Mississauga Master Gardeners
Plan and maintain a successful garden of any size. Includes soil preparation, weed management and maximizing yield. Grow veggies and grow healthy!
1 p.m. EASY TO GROW NATIVE PLANTS FROM SEED
Presenter: Sara Maedal, Credit Valley Conservation
New to collecting and growing native plant seeds? We’ll start with the easiest seeds to collect, clean and prepare for sowing in seed trays or in your own garden. Be prepared to plant a few Wildflower seeds and take them home with you.
2 p.m. WEEDS – MEDICINE BENEATH OUR FEET
Presenter: Susan Elliotson, Registered Herbalist
Despised by gardeners, ignored by commercial interests, they grow unnoticed beneath our feet, through cracks in the concrete or infesting flower beds – you can’t get rid of them. This is Good because they provide us with very effective medicine. Learn how to benefit from weeds.
SUNFLOWER ROOM – MAIN FLOOR
10 a.m. GROWING GARDENERS – Children and Family Centre
Presenter: Rav Singh, Ecosource
Celebrate spring and get your hands dirty! Come to connect with nature and learn about gardening with Ecosource. Play with worms, plant a seed and make a wildflower sphere. Lots of activities and games for families and children who want to grow together.
The Bee Shop
Cathy’s Crawly Composters
City of Mississauga – Environment
Credit Valley Conservation
Gaia Organic Seeds
Mississauga Master Gardeners
Mountain Grove Seed Company
Port Credit Library Seed Library
Region of Peel – Environmental Education
The Riverwood Conservancy
Seeds of Diversity Seed Exchange
Sierra Club – Peel Chapter
Urban Nature Store
Young Living Essential Oils
Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga