The Sustainable Environment Network Society hosts its annual Seedy Saturday event March 17 at the Vernon Recreation Centre (Facebook photo)

Seedy Saturday set

Sustainable Environment Network Society hosts popular seed swapping day and more

On the greenest of days, the Vernon Recreation Centre will be filled with local seed and plant sellers, locally grown and made food and natural products, chickens, eggs, honey and much more.

The Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) hosts Seedy Saturday on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Meet local seed growers and learn about the different heirloom varieties, seed saving and starting and why it’s important to save seeds or support local seed savers,” said SENS spokesperson Heather Miller.

“If you’ve been wanting to try growing heirloom varieties of your favourite vegetables or learn more about gardening then this is the place to be. Check out the educational displays for environmental information, too.”

RELATED: Shop and swap local seeds

The Okanagan Regional Library will be on hand so that you can check out library books on gardening, seeds and beekeeping (so be sure to bring your library card – ask them about their seed lending library too). Friends of the Library and Alpine Centre Book Warehouse volunteers will have used garden-related books for sale.

Members of the Vernon Garden Club and the Okanagan Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. You can find out more about heirloom seeds at the Seeds of Diversity, Okanagan College Seed Library or BC Eco Seed Co-op display tables.

The City of Vernon and RDNO will have fun information tables again this year.

Bring the whole family as SENS will be offering a fun hands-on children’s activity.

“We welcome you to drop by the Pollinator Pathways tables to learn more about this project and to take part in fun pollinator-related activities,” said Miller

Be sure to make time to hear inspiring local garden speakers and ask your gardening questions.

11 a.m. – Worms and Vermicompost with Bud O’Connell – BC Buds Red Wigglers;

Noon – Keeping Bees in your Urban Garden with Heather Clay – Urban Bee Network project coordinator;

1 p.m. – Introduction to Seed Starting 101 – Tessa Wetherill, market gardener.

Seedy Saturday also includes a free community seed swap table where people bring their extra seeds or plants to share with others and can take seeds and plants that they want – it is a very fun (and busy) part of these events.

Please be sure your seeds are clearly labelled so others know what they are and don’t forget to bring envelopes to take home free seeds. This year we will also be having a free garden magazine swap table so feel free to bring some garden-related magazines to share.

Bring your appetite as there will be lunch and treats available to purchase in the café area.

Admission by donation ($2 suggested); Children are free.

For more information please check out our Vernon Seedy Saturday event page or the SENS page, both on Facebook.

For more information on Facebook, check here or here:



newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

One trapped, one thrown from truck in Enderby crash

UPDATE: Two occupants in truck rollover out Enderby-Mabel Lake Road Monday

UPDATE: Suspect sought in car theft

Stolen vehicle flees scene in Ashton Creek, found behind Polson Park in Vernon

Falkland artist favours, fights for fish

Lottie Kozak does all kinds of art; one of her favourite subjects, fish, is dwindling

Updated: Kelowna cops investigate armed robbery at city centre business

Robbery sparks late afternoon manhunt by armed police officers with guns drawn

Vernon cold case murder suspect bail hearing Tuesday

Paramjit Singh Bogarh will appear in Vernon Law Courts at 10 a.m. June 19

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

Last year highest ever for vehicle traffic, most walk-ons in 20 years

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

UPDATE: Kelowna stabbing victim tight lipped about incident

Police say 35-year-old North Okanagan man stabbed in Mission area Sunday won’t talk to investigators

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

RCMP did not dub the threat a hoax, instead called it “unsubstantiated”

Amphitheatre planned for Kamloops area winery

Monte Creek Ranch Winery can finally proceed with amphitheatre plans

McNeal-Schneider combo works

Win the annual Spall Cup in a field of 22 teams

B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

Most Read