No place better to dream here in Niagara, and perhaps make that dream garden come true, than the fourth annual Niagara Seedy Saturday.
This year, this wonderfully popular event is being held at Ball's Falls Conservation Area Visitor Centre, Vineland, on Feb. 13th (my Mollie's birthday!!!), from 10-4 p.m.
I have confirmed most of the attendees at this point. Selling seeds are The Cottage Gardener, Urban Harvest and Tree and Twig (that's me!)
Ann Brown will be back selling her popular sea grass baskets and I am awaiting confirmation from Acorus Restoration (native plantings).
As usual there will be free coffee and tea, but also this year a light lunch by The Wildflower will be available for purchase.
Displays by Garden of Eating (that's Tiffany), the National Farmers Union (yay!), Ecological Farmers Association, Seeds of Diversity and Master Gardeners round out the roster.
The speakers will be Mary Brittain of The Cottage Gardener, who will discuss saving your own seed, Wendy Dunnville, Master Gardener, discussing starting your own seeds, Linda Crago (me), showing a power point tour through an Heirloom Garden (mine), and Tiffany will do a talk on her very worthwhile Garden of Eating — Niagara project, through which hundreds (or is it thousands?) of pounds of fruit, which would otherwise have gone unpicked, was donated to area food banks in 2009. We will also show the short film, USC's "The Story of Food" throughout the day.
There will be a small charge for admission this year, $1 or a donation, to help me cover the cost of the beautiful venue.
BUT of course there will be FREE seeds upon admission, a FREE seed exchange and garden exchange (bring your unwanted gardening magazines, clean pots, etc), FREE coffee, and FREE and wonderful camaraderie! It is really such a great event and I hope to see lots of people there... and bring your friends. Spread the word. Please contact me if you have any questions.
And never stop dreaming!