Kingston, ON

Kingston Public Library Central Branch
Saturday March 13, 2010 10-3

Kingston’s 3rd Annual Seedy Saturday invites you to a seed networking and education event for both novice and experienced gardeners. If you are interested in open-pollinated and heritage seed, seed saving, biodiversity in your garden and food security, this is the place for you!

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own well-labeled, saved seed to trade at the seed exchange table. Seed from “Seed Savers Exchange” and a select number of local seed companies will be available for purchase along with several varieties of Canadian-bred foundation seed. Join us in discussing the possibility of creating a living community seed bank.

Lunch will be available as well as children’s activities.

Admission $1.

Learn more about garlic, dahlias, foundation seed, and what the future of food may be for us in these interesting times:

* 10:00 “The Story of Food” & “Banking Diversity” – USC Films
* 11:00 “The Small-Trial Garlic Bulbil Project and Leek Moth Control” – Paul Pospisil, The Garlic News, Beaver Pond Estates
* 12:00 “Good Foundations: Building Community Seed Security” – Jennifer Hutson, True North Seeds Trust, Journal of Culinary Garden Research, Seeds of Diversity
* 1:00 “Dahlias to Dazzle” – Margaret Pyke, Wolfe Island
* 2:00 “The Future of Food: Sustainable Local or Industrial Biotech? It’s About Seed” – Andrew McCann, Seed, Farm and Food Activist

Contact: Katherine Rothermel 613-385-8569