April 7: Seedy Saturday
All talks will take place upstairs in the Wolfville Curling Club, directly across from the Farmers' Market building.
9am Rosemarie Lohnes
"Bringing Nature Back: Restorative Landscaping"
10am Elizabeth Pierce
"Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Vegetable Gardening"
11am Jodi DeLong
"Spectacular Plants for the Garden"
Wolfville Farmers’ Market hosts it’s fifth annual Seedy Saturday
April 7, 2012
WOLFVILLE NS - The Wolfville Farmers’ Market will host their 5th annual Seedy Saturday event in partnership with the Town of Wolfville on April 7, 2012 from 8:30am-1pm. As the days grow longer and the ground thaws, gardeners gather at Seedy Saturday events around the country to gather knowledge, buy and swap seeds, and prepare for the growing season ahead.
Featuring workshops, seed sales, community seed exchange, children’s activities, garden-related products, and the opportunity for related non-profits to showcase their work, Wolfville’s event is one of the marquee ‘Seedy’ events in Eastern Canada. Those who have attended in past years will notice that the workshop and speaker series have been expanded for 2012, as have the children’s activities. Local producers of garden related crafts and giftware, garden soils and accessories, horticulture and landscaping services, gazebos, arbors, and outdoor furnishings have also been invited to attend.
“Wolfville’s Seedy Saturday is a remarkable demonstration of community spirit and fits with the original vision for Seedy Saturdays set by Seeds of Diversity Canada, who founded this movement,” says Michelle Fike, coordinator of the event and current President of Seeds of Diversity Canada.
Fike also explains,‘“Seedy events sprung up as a way to preserve biodiversity in the face of the increasingly corporate-controlled monoculture that has become industrial agriculture. Because each variety is uniquely suited to different conditions, by saving and exchanging the seeds of heirloom and heritage plant and vegetables, gardeners and farmers can help to ensure a stable future for agriculture in Canada. This issue received special attention last month as Dr. Vandana Shiva toured Nova Scotia and New Brunswick over four days giving many talks focusing on the importance of preserving biodiversity for future generations.”
More information: www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca
Michelle Summer Fike
Coordinator, Seedy Saturday Wolfville
President, Seeds of Diversity Canada