Seedy Saturday at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Date: Feb 4, 2012
SEEDY SATURDAY 2012, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
10 Years of Growing: Buzzing Right Along
What’s the buzz? Seedy Saturday has been growing in Qualicum Beach for 10 years and to celebrate it’s getting back to basics--pollination. It all started with saving and sharing seeds from open-pollinated (OP) plants to ensure the survival of heritage and heirloom varieties. This special seed-sharing day has grown and, along with the traditional seed swap, there are now over 70 vendors, a Farmers’ Market, and master gardeners on hand to answer questions.
Expert speakers, Gord Hutchings and Linda Gilkeson, will show you how to help out the pollinators in your garden and Bernie Dinter will give you tips on getting the best fruit from your home orchard. As an added bonus, Linda Gilkeson’s books, Gord Hutchings’ mason bee condos, and select plants from Dinter Nursery will be available for sale.
With all this, a raffle and great door prizes, the place will be buzzing, but don’t forget to take a break now and then for a healthy snack or lunch at the Seedy Café. Even very young gardeners can have fun at the Milner Garden’s “Shoots With Roots” program.
It’s all happening at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., Saturday, February 4th, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission by donation. ATM on-site.
Special Pre-Show Presentation by Linda Gilkeson, “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pollination (but were afraid to ask…)”, Friday, February 3rd at 7:00p.m. in the Windsor Room. Limited seating so get there early.
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