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.

Seedy Sunday is held every year on the first Sunday in March. This seed-oriented event is the best garden event of the spring in Nanaimo. Admission to the site is $3 and includes access to all 9 free workshops. This popular event, which is put on by the Nanaimo Foodshare Society and the Nanaimo Community Garden Society, is just in time for gardeners to pick up a great variety of seeds, seedlings, and other gardening material and supplies (past products include rain barrels, mason bee houses, composters, compost worms. fertilizer etc). 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 and their kids to enjoy a children’s activity area..

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
• 9 free workshops included in admission (see below)
• 60 +Exhibitors -Want to exhibit? Contact us at
• 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)

Seedy Sunday 2018
Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Nanaimo District Senior Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Avenue Nanaimo (corner of Wakesiah and 3rd )
Admission: $3.00
Contact: Glenda 250-618-6323 or


Free 2018 Workshops! 

• 10:30- Carolyn Harriet/Canadian School of Nutrition
Eco Nutrition – Nourishing food for good health and a sustainable future
• 12:00- Connie Kuramoto
Seed Saving – How to save your own favourite vegetable seeds
• 1:30- Joan Wynden
Practical Applications of Permaculture – Learn how to apply these principles to your yard
• 10:45- Dan Jason
Awesome Ancient Seeds and Grains – Grow these staples in your own yard
• 12:15- Barbara Ebell
Garden Planning – Planning your high nutrition and sustainable garden.
• 1:45- Rose McCulley
Mason Bees – How to care for these wonderful pollinators
• 11:00- Sunshine Goldsberry
Grow, Dry and Use Herbs – Herbs in your garden and kitchen
• 12:30- Joyce McMenamon
Backyard Composting – How to make your own valuable “black gold”
• 2:00- Chris Brown
Rethink, Respect and Regenerate -Growing food and establishing gardens with minimal resources.