Seedy Sunday

“Celebrate Seeds and The People Who Nurture the Seed”

The purpose of Seedy Sunday Nanaimo is to educate and engage the community in the preservation of heritage seeds through an annual seed exchange event.The Seedy Sunday event is a vital element in the cultivation and co-creation of sustainable communities. This event includes a seed exchange, educational workshops and displays that foster home gardening, local agriculture and sustainable practices which do not rely on the use of toxic chemicals.
Everybody is welcome to attend this popular annual event. Trade or purchase organic and non-hybrid seeds, native plants, bee houses, rain barrels and other tools for self-reliance. There will also be an activity centre for kids! Bring your own seeds to the seed exchange table. This popular event, which is put on by the Nanaimo Foodshare Society and the Nanaimo Community Garden Society, traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of every March, just in time for gardeners to pick up a great variety of seeds, seedlings, and other gardening material and supplies. The focus is on, but not limited to, organic, heritage and heirloom seed varieties. Attendees should be sure to bring their own well marked seeds to trade at the seed exchange table.

 

The Seed Swap is the core of our Seedy Sunday event. Bring any extra saved seeds for vegetables and flowers to swap. The swap table is always busy and full of different varieties of seed for you to take home and try growing this spring!

Each year, highlights of Seedy Sunday include:
• Seed exchange table
• free workshops included in admission (see below)
• 60 +Exhibitors -Want to exhibit? Contact us at jelda1@hotmail.com
• Local, BC, open-pollinated, organic and natural seeds for sale
• Seedlings, plants, small fruits, succulents for sale
• Displays
• Garden & food products
• Fertilizers
• Kids’ activities

• Master Gardeners
• Seedy Cafe (food available)


Nanaimo Seedy Sunday 2019
Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Nanaimo District Senior Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Avenue Nanaimo (corner of Wakesiah and 3rd )

Take exit 18 off the Nanaimo Parkway
Admission: $3.00 (under 12 free)
Contact: Glenda 250-618-6323 or jelda1@hotmail.com

 

The purpose of Seedy Sunday Nanaimo is to educate and engage the community in the preservation of heritage seeds through an annual seed exchange event.

 

Free 2019 Workshops! 

LIBRARY

10:30- Dave Bodaly, Indigenous Lands and Food

 

12:00- Jen Cody, Seed Saving

 

1:30- Joyce McMenamon, Backyard Composting

 

GYMNASIUM

 

10:45- Marcus Lobb , Seedling Starting -How to raise healthy seedlings on a budget!

12:15- Mathilde Gordon, Reducing Plastics in your garden

 

1:45- Rose McCulley, Mason Bees – How to care for these wonderful pollinators

 

CAFETERIA

 

11:00- Sunshine Goldsberry, Grow, Dry and Use Herbs

 

12:30- – Michael Geselbracht, Food Foresting- a Tale of Beaufort Park

 

2:00- Chris Brown, Year around Garden Development and Restoration