SEED SALES!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Well, SEED SATURDAY is upon us and we are headed down to the library to stock up on seeds for our garden... here is the info for all the Ontario sales ... check out the Seeds of Diversity website for sales accross Canada:

http://www.semences.ca/ev/events.php


Kingston, ON
Seedy SaturdayKingston's Central Branch Library, 130 Johnson St.Saturday March 14, 2009 10-3
Admission $1.00, children under 12 free Lunch and refreshments will be available Calling all new and experienced gardeners, seed savers, farmers, and folks interested in seed and seed issues, to join us. Share, swap and purchase open-pollinated and heritage seed varieties. Meet fellow enthusiasts and community groups and get excited about this years growing season. Presentations by Sarah Mohan from the Unitarian Service Committee, on "Food, Farmers, and Climate Chaos: The Seed Map" (12 pm), Robert and Carol Mouck on Seed Saving (1 pm), and Jennifer Hutson on "How to Read a Seed Catalogue" (2 pm). This event is being hosted by the Kingston Heirloom Seed Savers and sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul and OPIRG
Contact: Katherine Rothermel at 613-385-8569


Lindsay, ON
Seedy SaturdayQueen St. United ChurchSaturday March 28, 2009 9:00-1:00
Admission by donation; seed exchange table; vendors; refreshments; master gardeners to answer all your questions; workshop/speakers to be announced.
Contact: Roberta Sommerville, Kawartha Lakes Food Source at 705-324-0707 or
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Madoc, ON
Seedy SaturdayO'Hara Mill HomesteadSaturday May 2, 2009 9-2
Admission Free - Donations welcome. Come celebrate Seedy Saturday at O'Hara Mill Homestead - a restored four-generation pioneer homestead on the outskirts of Madoc. Take a walk into the past, back to a time and place where growing everything from seed was the natural way of life, and discover our farming and gardening "roots". Come early for the seed-swap and the plant sale. Stay for a seed-starting demonstration, tips about heirloom tomatoes, and displays of the Heritage Gardens. Visit the Herb Garden and see how to decorate a grapevine wreath with fresh herbs and flower. In the Parlour Garden, learn how to divide clumps of perennials and prune shrub roses. In the Heirloom Kitchen Garden, see how to build rustic supports for beans, peas, cucumbers, and tomatoes, and get advice on how to grow a productive vegetable garden, using very little water and lots of mulch, that can feed your family all summer long. Bring your favourite garden tools to the Blacksmith Shop, where the carpenter and blacksmith will show you how to clean, repair, and sharpen them. Walk up to the Log House to chat with an expert on native plantings, why they matter today, and how to use them in your own garden. Step inside to admire the fieldstone cooking fireplace and stay for a demonstration on hemp and hemp farming. Bring your children to the one-room Schoolhouse for an "old versus new" lesson on the traditional Three-Sisters Garden and how to plant a Pizza Garden. Afterward, the Schoolmarm will lead them outside to act out what they've learned in a Three-Sisters Garden play, and Mr. Compost can teach them hands-on about Red Wriggler worms. Let them "get down and dirty" with the Heritage Gardeners as they help to plant early lettuce, carrots, and legendary Capuchinjers Blue Pod Soup peas. Bring a picnic. Enjoy the mill pond. Stroll the grounds and woodland trails, discover spring wildflowers, birds, and frogs - and reflect on how this natural and manmade landscape has grown in over a hundred years. For directions and further information, see http://www.ohara-mill.org/

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