Seedy Saturday 2017

We are happy to announce that the 2017 Seedy Saturday will be happening on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at Canadian Mennonite University. Watch for details on a Friday night keynote speaker, Saturday workshops, and seed swap information.

Thanks again to everyone who came out in 2016, we look forward to seeing you next year!

Celebrate Seeds with Dan Brisebois and Friends

Tickets are still available for this exciting event on Friday, February 12th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Canadian Mennonite University (Great Hall in the North Campus Building).

Come hear about seed saving around the world, across Canada, and in our own backyards. We’re excited to host Dan Brisebois, seed saver, farmer at Tournesol Co-operative Farm, and co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers as our keynote speaker. Special guests also include Kelly Leask (Prairie Originals), Terry Mierau (Cedar Lane Farm), and Rachelle Ternier (Prairie Garden Seeds).
The event will also feature local pies, local music, and local conversation.
Tickets
$7.50 student/unwaged
$15 full price

 

Workshop Schedule 2016 – Feb 13

All workshops are open to the public. Entrance to Seedy Saturday is by donation.

Remember, Seedy Saturday has moved this year to the North Campus at CMU.

10:30 – Basic Seed Saving with Rachelle and Jim Ternier from Prairie Garden Seeds.  Learn how to save your own seeds and protect our cultural heritage while saving money. 

11:30 – Advanced Seed Saving with Dan Brisebois. Do you already save seeds, but are looking for advice on how to manage isolation distances or maintain purity? Or maybe you want to try saving biennials? Check out this workshop!

12:30 – Seeds and Farmer’s Rights to Protect Seeds with Terry Mierau and Lydia Carpenter. Explore the challenges facing farmers who want to save their own seeds and find out what you can do to help. 

 1:30 – International Seed Saving with Susie Walsh from USC Canada, author of Trojan Horse Aid: Seeds of Resistance and Resilience in the Bolivian Highlands and Beyond. 

Winnipeg Seedy Saturday 2016

We’re excited to announce that Dan Brisebois, seed saver, farmer at Tournesol Co-operative Farm, and co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers will be participating in this year’s events.

He’ll be speaking on Friday, February 12th and will participate on events on Saturday, February 13th. All of this will take place at the Canadian Mennonite University.

Tickets are $7.50 student/low wage and $15 full price and are available here.

More details on workshops and vendors will be announced soon.

Workshop Schedule 2015

All workshops are open to the public. Entrance to Seedy Saturday is by donation.

 

10:30 – Basic Seed Saving with Jim and Rachelle Ternier from Prairie Garden Seeds. Learn how to save your own seeds and protect our cultural heritage while saving money. 

 

11:30 – Building a Seed Library in Manitoba with Kenton Lobe and Caroline Chartrand. Find out more about effort to build a seed library in Manitoba. 

 

12:30 – Seeds and Farmer’s Rights to Protect Seeds with Dean Harder from the National Farmers Union. Explore the challenges facing farmers who want to save their own seeds and find out what you can do to help. 

 

 1:30 – Film – Open Sesame by Sean Kaminsky. A documentary film illustrates the importance of seeds and what needs to be done to protect them.