Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Seedy Saturday takes place this weekend!

Seedy Saturday Ottawa
Sat Mar 7, 2009 ~ 10am - 3pm

Seedy Saturday brings together home gardeners, seed savers, heritage gardeners, native plant collectors, community gardeners, and local seed companies that sell open-pollinated plant varieties. This year, there will be a seed marketplace, as well as an organic mini-market, garden talks and workshops. You'll also find plenty of food and refreshments for purchase, and The Paddling Puppeteer will do two shows for children of all ages.

Make sure to stop by the seed exchange table where garden-related items such as seeds, plants, cuttings, and books will be available.

Where: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, inside Britannia Park, Greenview Ave.

When: Saturday, March 7th, 10 am - 3 pm

You might also be interested in a 1:00 pm screening of Hijacked Future (2008). The film looks at the increasingly fragile base of our North American industrial food system and shows what's at stake with our daily bread if small farmers lose control over seeds.

All are welcome to attend and admission is free. This event is sponsored by Seeds of Diversity Canada (http://www.seeds.ca/) and USC Canada (http://www.usc-canada.org/).

For more information , please contact Greta at 613-521-8648 or greta (at) seeds-organic.com

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