The second annual Seedy Saturday takes root March 12.
The Sustainable Environment Network Society and Vernon in Transition will host the event at Trinity United Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Seedy Saturday is a day when gardeners start off the garden season by coming to buy local seeds and plants directly from local growers,” said Heather Miller, one of the organizers.
Seedy Saturday also includes a free community seed swap table where people bring their extra seeds or plants to share with others and they can take seeds and plants that they want.
There will be educational displays on the environmental, gardening tips and seed saving, and used gardening books for purchase.
The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will offer children’s hands-on activities and Okanagan Regional Library will have books available on gardening and seeds.
“You can find out more about heirloom seeds at the Seeds of Diversity display table or the Kalamalka Seed Library table,” said Miller.
Garden speakers will include:
- Gord Hiebert, of Element Eco-Design, on water conservation;
- Jana Macnab, of Element Eco-Design, about starting seeds;
- Judy Baumbrough, of Dusty Shovel Gardens, on attracting pollinators to the garden;
- Sarah Lecouffe Axtell, of Sarah’s Herbs and Mushrooms, on local foraging of wild mushrooms;
- Javan Bernakavitch, of All Points Design.
Lunch, drinks, baked treats and snacks will be available to purchase.
Trinity United Church is at 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Admission is by donation ($2 suggested).