Kingston’s favourite seed exchange event is back on March 11 this year.
Seedy Saturday will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. at St. Luke’s Church, around the corner from the Memorial Centre grounds.
This year’s event will feature the usual array of local seed vendors such as Bear Root Gardens and Kitchen Table Seed House, seeds, information and displays by Ratinenhayénthos and the Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre from Tyendinaga and Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) and informal teaching and learning circles throughout the day.
Gardeners from the Rideau Thousand Islands Master Gardeners and Gardening Kingston will be on hand to offer information and advice to aspiring gardeners attending the event.
It’s the first in-person Seedy Saturday in Kingston since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we return to hosting Seedy Saturday for the first time since 2019, we are organizing a smaller event than previous Seedy Saturdays,” KASSI chair Cathy Christie said in a written statement. “We are focused on connecting people with the magic and beauty of growing and saving locally adapted seeds, and creating sustainable climate-resilient seed and food systems.”
The event will open with a welcome at 10 a.m. Seeds will be available at the seed swap table and at the vendor booths after 10:30.
“We look forward to experiencing the same community energy and excitement as in past years,” Dianne Dowling, KASSI board member, said in a written statement.
Visit www.seedsgrowfood.org for more information about the event.