Offsite: Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Thirty-four years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Kelowna Seedy Sunday, organized by the Okanagan Master Gardener group. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2024. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission is $2 and parking is free.

 

Similkameen Seedy Saturday

Thirty-four years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

The Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site invites you to Cawston Hall on Saturday, March 9th, from 11am – 3pm, for our very own Seedy Saturday to exchange seeds and share knowledge. Vendors will be selling seeds, plants, garden decoration and all sorts of prepared products made from our local agricultural bounty. There will also be informative presentations through the day–a details schedule will be ready by late February.

Be sure to start looking through your seed boxes and cupboards to see if you have anything you’d like to share with others as part of our big seed swap table. Also, please invite anyone else you know who might be interested in this event.

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION with partial proceeds going to support the exceptional work of Seeds of Diversity, and in particular their Canadian Seed Library–a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties–some of which have a very close connection with our site.

Presenters, vendors and info tables include:

(to be announced soon!)

If you’ve got seeds you’d like to sell or swap or other related products to sell and need a table, please complete this form. For all other enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@oldgristmill.ca or 250-499-2888.

Offsite: Shuswap Seed Swap

Thirty-four years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Shuswap Seed Swap, organized by the Shuswap Seed Savers group it’s one of the largest events like it in the province. Founded 30 years ago at Green Croft Gardens and hosted by Gabriele & Wolf Wesle and June Griswold it quickly outgrew many local venues, this event now calls the Splatsin Community Centre their host site. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2024. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

 

Offsite: Penticton Seedy Sunday

Thirty-four years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Penticton Seedy Saturday, organized by the Incredible Edible Penticton. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2024. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

 

Offsite: LSIB Seedy Saturday

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the LSIB Seedy Saturday, organized by the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. There will be information about the LSIB gardening program, a seed exchange and more. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

Offsite: Historic Stewart Farm Seedy Saturday

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Historic Stewart Farm Seed Saturday. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2023. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

Offsite: Shuswap Seed Swap

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Shuswap Seed Swap, organized by the Shuswap Seed Savers group it’s one of the largest events like it in the province. Founded 29 years ago at Green Croft Gardens and hosted by Gabriele & Wolf Wesle and June Griswold it quickly outgrew many local venues, this event now calls the Splatsin Community Centre their host site. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2023. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

Offsite: Penticton Seedy Sunday

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Penticton Seedy Saturday, organized by the Incredible Edible Penticton. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2023. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission and parking are both free.

Offsite: Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

Come see us at the Kelowna Seedy Sunday, organized by the Okanagan Master Gardener group. It’s a great opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants from a variety of amazing vendors, as well as network with locals who love to garden. There will also be garden related workshops, and we’ll be there with our preserves and to talk about some of the heritage seed work we’re doing in 2023. If you’re in the area, please come by! Admission is $2 and parking is free.

Similkameen Seedy Saturday

Thirty-three years ago, our then-Head Interpreter, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. Since it was started in 1990, there have been well over a thousand events in communities all across the country. From a little seed, a great tree grows!

The Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site invites you to Cawston Hall on Saturday, March 11th, from 11am – 3pm, for our very own Seedy Saturday to exchange seeds and share knowledge. Vendors will be selling seeds, plants, garden decoration and all sorts of prepared products made from our local agricultural bounty. There will also be informative presentations through the day–a details schedule will be ready by late February.

Be sure to start looking through your seed boxes and cupboards to see if you have anything you’d like to share with others as part of our big seed swap table. Also, please invite anyone else you know who might be interested in this event.

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION with partial proceeds going to support the exceptional work of Seeds of Diversity, and in particular their Canadian Seed Library–a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties–some of which have a very close connection with our site.

Presenters, vendors and info tables include:

(to be announced soon!)

If you’ve got seeds you’d like to sell or swap or other related products to sell and need a table, please complete this form. For all other enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@oldgristmill.ca or 250-499-2888.