Seedy Saturday back in 2012.

Seedy Saturday coming up

Local event in Sooke brings together like-minded people

Sooke Region Food CHI invites you to the Sooke Community Hall on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m., for Sooke’s premier gardening and local food growing event.

The family-friendly day will feature a seed exchange and trading table; a diverse range of seed and plant vendors; and local food artisans; and tons of educational displays featuring information on everything from composting to bees to the history of farming in our region.

“Seedy Saturdays are very popular with new and experienced gardeners, alike.” says Jessica Boquist, Food CHI director and event organizer, “Coming to the Sooke event ensures that locals are buying seeds or starters from plants that have proven successful in our climate. This is probably the most gardeners you will find, under one roof, all year. The networking is amazing with a wide variety of skills and experience among our participants.”

Local farmer, Mary Alice Johnson says, “It is wonderful that we have so many Seedy Saturdays in our region, and Sooke is an excellent addition. These events started in Victoria and have spread across the country. Seedy Saturdays have allowed many small seed companies to grow, and more are starting each year. They offer wonderful varieties – varieties from immigrant grandparents or world travels, or varieties from neighbours who have a great tomato or broad bean that they have been growing out for decades.”

Admission is by donation ($5 suggested), and door prizes and raffles add to the fun of this event. Whether you have been planting for 50 years or this is your first season, whether you have a farm or small pots in your window sill; whether you want to grow a butterfly garden or grow food for your family or for sale, start your season with a visit to Sooke’s Seedy Saturday.

For more information visit sookefoodchi.ca or email seedysaturday@gmail.com.

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