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Similkameen Seedy Saturday

March 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm PST

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.

2119 Main Street