Saturday, January 15, 2011

Niagara Seedy Saturday Flyer

NIAGARA Seedy Saturday
Saturday, February 12, 2011,  10 – 3 pm
   Centre for Conservation at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area,   6th Ave. Jordan
Event Participants: $2.00 Admission – or Donation at Door
Seedy Saturday is a celebration and sharing of open-pollinated seeds and gardening know-how —“saving our past for our future.”  Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events are held across Canada.
Seedy Saturday is about:
  • saving, swapping, buying, and selling seeds that have not been genetically modified 
  • promoting open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains, and herbs
  • preserving heirloom varieties
  • conserving biodiversity
  • growing native plants and plants adapted to local conditions
  • creating and sustaining gardening communities
  • ensuring food security
  • sharing gardening know-how
Events and Activities:
  • Exhibitors
  • Presenters 
  • Seed Retailers
  • Door Prizes
  • Free Coffee & Tea & Treats
  • Light Lunch Available For Purchase
“Garden Give-away Table” a free exchange and/or giveaway of clean pots, trays, magazines, books, garden utensils….
Seedy Saturday agenda:
10 am     Start of Seedy Saturday - Seed Swap & Retail all day …..
10:15       Welcome and Master Gardener John Renaud “Growing with Myke”
11 am      Steven Biggs “Growing Figs and Currants “  
12:15       Kate Green, USC Canada,film  “Saving the Seed” and discussion.
1 pm       Jen Heaton “Vermi-composting”
2 pm     Master Gardener Wendy Dunnville “Showing what you’re growing”

Please feel free to copy this flyer and post it-everywhere!

And note: lunch will be served by my friends at peapod cuisine (aka elgastronomo).  Looking forward to it all!

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