February 24th, 2024
9:00am – 2:30pm
The Kitchener Public
Library Central Branch
85 Queen Street North
Seedy Saturday 2024
Join us at Seedy Saturday, 2024!
Drop by the Kitchener Public Library Central Branch (85 Queen Street North, in Kitchener) on Saturday, February 24th, between 9:00am and 2:30pm for an exciting day of learning, community and of course, garden planning!
What is Seedy Saturday?
Guided by Canadian charitable organization, Seeds of Diversity, the Kitchener-Waterloo Seedy Saturday seed swap invites members of our gardening community to exchange home-grown seeds, attend seminars, and connect with each other!
Seed swaps are fair-like events where growers exchange seeds from plants that they have grown themselves. Growing crops from home-grown seeds helps prevent the extinction of garden-variety species and in turn, protects the planet’s biodiversity. It’s also cost-effective and a ton of fun!
The first Seedy Saturday seed swap was held in 1990 in Vancouver. Today, there are over 100 Seedy Saturday and Sunday events across Canada, each year!
Come for the Seeds, Stay for a Seminar!
We have a great line up of engaging and informative seminars taking place in the Theatre of the Kitchener Public Library’s Central Branch, starting at 10:00 a.m.! Click on a seminar for complete details:
Amazing Plants & Design Techniques for Low Light Spaces
With Tanya Olsen, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Seven Simple Steps to Help our Song Birds
With Cathy Hale and Peter Raspberry, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Invasive Species and the Update from the CCIPR (Canadian Coalition for Invasive Plant Regulations)
With Karen Sciuk, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Low-Tech Seed Saving for Beginners
With Kenton Bossy, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.