Seedy Saturday/One Seed, One Community 2023 Season Launch
Join us Saturday, March 4th from 10 am to noon for Seedy Saturday! This is a free event where you can swap and exchange seeds! You’ll meet fellow gardeners and find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert. Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, and native pollinator plant seeds. If you don’t have any seeds to contribute to the exchange, come anyway! Some people will simply share their seeds and the interesting stories that come with them. If you have lots of seeds to share, please consider a seed donation to the food bank garden project at rare as well as the Seed Libraries at Idea Exchange Preston and the Cambridge Food Bank.
Everyone in attendance at Seedy Saturday will also be able to participate in the 2023 season launch of One Seed, One Community! One Seed, One Community Cambridge (OSOC Cambridge) is an initiative that unites the Cambridge and North Dumfries community in the shared experience of growing nutritious food and saving seeds. Created by four local organizations: Cambridge Food Bank, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity, and Idea Exchange, OSOC Cambridge is an annual program that offers free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing food. Each year a new seed variety is selected by OSOC Cambridge. We are excited to reveal the OSOC Cambridge seed variety at Seedy Saturday and you will be able to take home a free packet of the seed of the year!
We will also be streaming two videos from Seeds of Diversity’s Speaker Series featuring Bob Wildfong:
- Showing at 10:30am will be “Pollinator Friendly Gardening – Seeds of Diversity shows you how to recognize the many different kinds of beneficial pollinators in your garden, and how to help them thrive so they can make your flowers and vegetables grow better “.
- Showing at 11:30am will be “Organic Seeds – Seeds of Diversity shows where to find organic seeds, how they’re grown, and why they can make your garden more resilient, healthy, and sustainable.”
The Seedy Saturday event will be held at the rare ECO Centre at 768 Blair Road in Cambridge. Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m until noon.
Seed Sharing Etiquette with Ukwakhwa
Kind thanks to Becky at Ukwakhwa for allowing us to share this video. The video discusses some etiquette to consider when attending a seed exchange or trading for Indigenous seeds and provides some tips on how to prepare for a seed exchange as well as things to consider when you seek to acquire seeds outside of a seed exchange.