Seedy Saturday 2018

Seedy Saturday 2018 is coming up soon!

The 17th annual Winnipeg Seedy Saturday will be held on February 10th from 10am-3pm at Canadian Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd, in the Great Hall). Entrance will be by donation. This collaborative event put on by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Winnipeg Community Garden Network, The Friends of Gardens Manitoba, USC Canada, and Canadian Mennonite University  is one of hundreds of similar events taking place across Canada every spring.

It may be cold now, but spring is just around the corner and for gardeners that means the beginning of a new season of planning, planting, tending, harvesting, and preserving.While there is much to think about, it all begins with a seed.

Regardless of whether you are a farmer, avid gardener, less-than-mediocre plant tender, or just interested in food security, this gathering is for you! Heritage, local, and open-pollinated seed varieties will be available for sale or trade and free workshops throughout the afternoon will provide a chance to gain skills and knowledge around seed saving and growing on the prairies.

Seedy Saturday’s workshop schedule is as follows:

10:30 – Seed Saving 101

11:30 –  Lyndsey Sable of Broken Forest Floriculture & Prairie Garden

12:30 – Special Preview screening of “From Seed to Seed” into by director/producer Katharina Stieffenhofer

1:30 – Panel Discussion by Jane Rabinowicz and others on seed sovereingty projects in Canada

A seed swap table, seed saving and gardening information fair, and children’s activities will be available all day.

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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.