Seedy Saturdays 2017
Seedy Saturdays are annual seed exchanges, a series of gardening fairs and celebrations of seeds that occur during winter and early spring throughout Toronto and beyond. The events originated in Canada in the early 90’s, and have since spread across the world. In Toronto, they are typically organized by the Toronto Community Garden Network, Seeds of Diversity, among many other groups. Each Seedy Saturday (or Sunday) hosts a seed exchange where people can donate, return or borrow free seeds and to purchase seeds from local seed farmers. Seedy Saturdays often include speakers, vendors, tasty foods, and workshops — ranging in discussions of how to plant a seed, to pruning, to seed saving to creating an urban garden habitat.
Come join the Toronto Seed Library’s “Traveling Branch” that will be attending most of the events to support the exchanges and share knowledge about our ongoing seed growing and saving initiatives. These events are a great way to learn about the seedy community in Toronto, access rare seeds and varieties, share your extra seeds, learn, teach, and grow.
Seed Packing and Seedy Saturday Events in Toronto
SEED PACKING – Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) – Thursday January 26th 10-12 am
SEED PACKING – Access Alliance (3079 Danforth) Ave – Tues Feb 7, 5-7 pm
ACCESS ALLIANCE (AccessPoint, 3079 Danforth Ave) Seed Exchange & Knowledge Swap
Sat. February 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDENS (777 Lawrence Ave E, North York)
Sat. February 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
PARKDALE (250 Dunn Avenue)
Sat. March 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS (550 Bayview Ave.)
Sun. March 5th, 10am-4pm
SCADDING COURT COMMUNITY CENTRE (707 Dundas Street West)
Sat. March 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
SCARBOROUGH (100 Brimley Rd)
Sat. April 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
EVENTS BEEYOND TORONTO
For a full up-to-date listing of Seedy Saturday events across the GTA and Canada, check out the Seeds of Diversity website – http://www.seeds.ca/events
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SEEDY SATURDAY: If you want to help organize or volunteer at a Seedy Saturday in your community, peas contact us. We are part of a Toronto wide Seedy Saturday organizing committee: email firstname.lastname@example.org .