Representatives of North Shore Neighbourhood House's Edible Garden Project are inviting gardening newbies and enthusiasts alike to their Seedy Saturday seed swap event, Saturday, March 1. Held in the Neighbourhood House's Inman Room from 1 to 3 p.m., the well-attended annual meet-up will feature the seed swap as its main event, according to a press release.
Seedy Saturday events take place across the country in early spring and are gathering places for gardeners to get their hands on rare and unique varieties, share cultivars adapted to their local areas and swap gardening stories and tips.
In addition, a free, preevent seed-saving workshop is being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can learn to save their own seeds from University of British Columbia Farm's Mel Sylvestre. Registration is suggested. There will also be seeds and Loutet Farm seedlings for purchase, resources where people can learn about organic growing, and bee-friendly gardens and beekeeping.
Admission is by donation with proceeds supporting the Edible Garden Project's programs to increase food security on the North Shore.