Dear green thumbs new and used (used to gardening that is).
The days are growing longer, the ice is melting and it’s the time of year when gardeners dream of vegetables, flowers, and how to make this year’s garden the best one yet! From seed to soil to compost to harvest, and everything in between, join your fellow gardeners on Sunday March 5 at the Kemptville Campus Greenhouse from 10 am to 2 pm for a hoedown packed with growing delights, and be inspired.
More than just a Seed Swap, this year’s Seedy Sunday features:
- presentations by Barking Bee’s Kristin Strackerjan, Ontario native plants grower Hugh Metcalfe, and the Greenhouse’s pruning queen Claude Smith, starting with Seed Starting by This Little Hill’s Emily Kelly
- a Gardening Question & Answer Booth crewed by Greta Kryger from Greta’s Organics (yes THAT Greta!), cannabis grower Chris Wilson, heirloom tomato tart Lisa Poushinsky and special guests
- seed and CSA subscription vendors Fair Sun Farm, Vintage Soil, Gaia Organic Seeds, and Annapolis Seeds (all the way from Nova Scotia)
- a gardening book swap hosted by the Kemptville Horticultural Society, local artisan vendors, and more!
Bring your seeds, gardening books, old pots and tools for the swap. Don’t forget your questions for the experts, some cash for the presenters (P.W.Y.C.), and brisket, chili and goodies by Bruce Enloe and the Crusty Baker. And have you visited the cactus garden? If you are missing summer, the Kemptville Campus Greenhouse is the next best thing (children must be accompanied by an adult).
New to a seed swap? You don’t need to bring a thing to participate. Read on for more information and looking forward to seeing you there! This year’s Seedy Sunday is brought to you by the Kemptville Gardeners Facebook group and friends. Check out our Kemptville Seedy Sunday FB event page for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/1318813532028008
Seedy Saturdays are a remarkable phenomenon. They have sprung up across the country, encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, enabling a local seed exchange, and educating the public about seed saving and environmentally responsible gardening practices. Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap seeds, get exciting varieties (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy seeds from seed companies. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, there really is something for everyone. Visit https://seeds.ca/seedy-saturday/ for more info.