Seedy Saturday gets underway at The Local Harvest Market on Lickman Road on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Seedy Saturday gets underway at The Local Harvest Market on Lickman Road on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Focus is on food security at Chilliwack’s Seedy Saturday

Seed swap and workshops about growing food at The Local Harvest Market on Saturday, March 10

The Valley Permaculture Guild is hosting its third annual Seedy Saturday this week in Chilliwack together with Local Harvest Market.

It’s an opportunity to get growing tips, as well seeds, seedlings or plants.

“Seed sharing is a brilliant opportunity for local wealth redistribution as a single seed can produce dozens of pounds of fresh, local produce,” said Rachel Symington, event organizer, and member of the Permaculture Guild executive.

Seed swapping is a way of engaging in a traditional form of food security, and the event is free, family friendly and accessible to gardeners of all ages.

“Saving your own locally grown seed helps preserve genetic diversity while producing seeds adapted to our growing conditions; giving power to local food systems,” Symington said.

In terms of the Seed Swap, participants will be sharing seeds and or perusing seeds or plants from vendors.

Seeds, plants, fingerlings and other garden-geared goods will be for sale as well.

There will be workshops about Seed Saving, Container Gardening and Gardening 101 (including seedlings), and experts on hand to answer questions about food growing.

For the kids there’s a children’s activity corner. Visit the ‘Ask Jack’ table to learn from local growing guru Jack Kouwenhoven.

Register for one of the local community gardens, and there will be snacks or lunch available to purchase.

Here is the Seedy Saturday workshop schedule:

• 10 a.m. to noon: Gardening 101 ($20 w/veggie starters) Dan Oostenbrink of The Local Harvest Market

• 11 a.m. to 11:30: Container Gardening with Brenda Dyck of Guerrilla Garden Adventures

• 1 p.m.to 3 p.m: Gardening 101 ($20 w/veggie starters) with Dan Oostenbrink of The Local Harvest Market

• 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Seed Saving with David Catzel of BC Eco Seed Co-op.

Join the seed savers and garden gurus at the The Local Harvest Market on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m.


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