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Lethbridge’s 1st Seed Saturday
March 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free
SEEDY SATURDAY IS COMING TO LETHBRIDGE
This FREE event features garden themed workshops, activities and exhibits
Are you anxious for spring and looking to jumpstart your gardening? Lethbridge’s first Seedy Saturday will feature a seed swap, workshops, exhibitors and activities focused on local food and gardening.
“Seedy Saturday is an opportunity to learn about gardening, local food and the environment,” explains Kathleen Sheppard, Executive Director with Environment Lethbridge. “Everything is free, including workshops on bee friendly gardens and growing native plants from cuttings.”
Seedy Saturday will feature a variety of exhibitors, including Wildrose Heritage Seeds, Permaculture Lethbridge, Oxbow Native Plant Nursery and Earthly Matters Vermiculture. The Lethbridge Horticultural Society will also host an Ask-a-Gardener table to help visitors with pressing garden questions.
Two free workshops will also be held as part of the event. Chelsea Sherbut, from the Lethbridge Bee Enthusiasts will present on how to make Lethbridge a bee paradise and Rob Taylor from Oxbow Native Plants will teach participants how to start native trees and shrubs from cuttings. Seedy Saturday will also feature a seed and garden tool swaps.
“The seed swap is a highlight of Seedy Saturday events,” says Sheppard. “We invite everyone to bring their extra seeds to trade for something new. Gardeners who don’t have seeds to trade are welcome to take seeds home to try as well.”
Seedy Saturday events are held across Canada. Intended to provide a forum for community members who are interested in environmentally friendly garden practices to learn and share ideas, more than 100 Seedy Saturday events are held across the country each year.
Seedy Saturday is hosted by Environment Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Bee Enthusiasts, and Oxbow Native Plant Nursery. For more information, including a complete list of exhibitors and workshops, please visit www.environmentlethbridge.ca/seedysaturday/