Come one, come all! The 10th Annual Orillia Seedy Saturday is happening this Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Orillia Farmers' Market in the Orillia Public Library. After a three-year pandemic-hiatus, we are 'sow' excited to be back to celebrate a decade of seed sharing, exchanging, and celebrating!
Seedy Saturdays are local events held across the country throughout the winter and early spring whereby local seed farmers and gardeners connect to buy, trade, and share seeds.
The event is being hosted by Green Orillia and Orillia Community Gardens, in partnership with the Orillia Public Library and with the support of many volunteers and participating local groups and businesses. Bring your seeds to share and trade! Don't have seeds? That's OK - there will bee seeds there for you to borrow from the Orillia Seed Library!
Chat seeds and all things gardening with our volunteer gardeners and learn about what's growing on in our community and how you can 'bee' involved! Bring your kids for kids seed/gardening related programming activities. We welcome donations of your surplus seeds, which will be shared with community gardeners and re-circulated through the Orillia Seed Library located year-round on the second floor of the Orillia Public Library.
Some things you can expect at the event include: community displays, local seed growers and vendors with seeds for purchase, speakers, resources, kids activities, and workshops.
We are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Orillia Public Library’s Seed Library. Orillia Community Gardens and the Orillia Public Library partnered in the spring of 2013 to launch this ever-growing public collection of seeds to cultivate biodiversity and local seed and food sovereignty.
The energy, enthusiasm, and efforts of dedicated volunteers is needed to make the event a success. If you would like to volunteer, or have any ideas you’d like to share, please connect with us by emailing [email protected].
You can RSVP on the Facebook event here.