4th annual Seedy Saturday to offer more vendors and hands-on learning

March 12, 2018

Kat Rendek

Kat Rendek, Seedy Saturday

Planning a fruit and vegetable garden this year? Spring into action at the 4th Annual Seedy Saturday on Saturday, March 17th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Benson Centre.

Hosted by the Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group and the All Things Food Community Garden Network, this free community event welcomes all levels of gardeners who want to purchase seeds for the new season, ask questions to local experts, learn new tricks, and swap extra seeds with other growers in the community.

“Last year was incredible! Moving to the Benson Centre was perfect for our vendors and children’s activities, and we saw a lot of new faces,” explains Kat Rendek, All Things Food Community Garden Network Coordinator. “Building on that momentum, we have expanded to be on both levels of the building to offer an even bigger variety of seed and sapling vendors, local food vendors, community exhibitors, and free children’s activities.”

Organizers have also planned for a more interactive learning experience instead of the traditional workshop model.

“We are most excited about the many activity stations scattered throughout the event, enabling attendees to learn some simple gardening skills and ask questions, without having to sit through a full workshop,” explains Ms. Rendek.

The activity stations will cover topics like garden layout planning, seed starting, composting and mulching, upcycled garden supplies, attracting pollinators, and edible landscaping. The very popular “Ask a Gardener” table, hosted by the regional horticultural societies, will also offer support for those looking for a bit more advice and expertise.

“Gardening can be easy and fun for everyone,” says Penny, member of Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group. “We hope our hands-on activities will show children and adults alike some of the simple ways they can grow their own food at home.”

Admission is free however donations are welcome. Donations will help to support future events by Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group and All Things Food. This event has been made possible through partnership with the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, and funding by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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