Seedy Saturday 2012 - Feb 18th, 11am-4pm
Come celebrate gardening at Seedy Saturday 2012
Saturday, February 18, 11-4 at Ryerson United Church, 842 Main St. E
about local community gardens and organizations, get seeds through
exchanges and vendors, attend workshops, meet other gardening
enthusiasts, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes.
Brought to you by the Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN) supported by Canadian Organic Growers, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and Green Venture.
Entrance by donation. Site fully accessible.
Here at all the details:
12:30 – Hamilton Community Gardening: Join Clare Wagner of the HCGN and Sara Collyer of Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre to learn about community gardening and community kitchens and how to get involved in Hamilton!
1:00 – Eating Locally by Extending the Season: Chris Krucker of ManoRun Organic Farm will help us celebrate February is Farm Month by talking about how you can eat locally throughout the year with the help of season extension.
1:30 – Planning Your Veggie Garden: RBG’s Nancy Lee-Colibaba will help you plan out your garden.
2:00 – Worm Composting: Robin Tench of Earthworks and her red wigglers will teach you how to turn your kitchen scraps into amazing compost year round.
2:30 – Starting Seeds: Join Kyla Dixon-Muir of Riverdale Meadow Community Garden to learn how to get your new seeds growing.
Vendors and Exhibitors
Tree and Twig Heirloom Farm (seeds)
The Plant Lady (seeds)
Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds (seeds)
Riverdale Meadow Community garden (books, season extension supplies)
Silver Creek Nursery (fruit trees and insect traps)
Soil Blockers (soil starting products)
YourPrivateGardener (local landscaping)
The Natural Way (natural fertilizers)
Local Crafter (knit items for garden)
Hamilton Eat Local
Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Hamilton Victory Gardens
Canadian Organic Growers
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Baba Link Farm
Bartonville Neighbourhood Community Garden
Seeds of Diversity Canada
Royal Botanical Gardens
Don’t forget to bring seeds for the exchange! Put as much info as you can on the packets and try to bring seeds you know are viable. Canadian Organic Growers, Hamilton Chapter donated almost $500 worth of seeds to support the exchange so come early for a great selection!
Ryerson United is at 842 Main St E. at the corner of Springer. Follow this link for a map http://bit.ly/z8kBlw to find the nearest bus stops and info on parking. The most important note is to use the school yard for parking and NOT Springer (it is permit only).
Food – no lunch vendor
Unfortunately, due to a mix-up we have no lunch vendor for the event. Some snack foods will be available but if you are planning to spend the whole day, please bring a lunch or snacks to tide you over. Next year we will make sure to have some lunch options! Suggestions? Let us know!
Thanks to our Volunteers!!
This event would not be possible without support from the amazing volunteer! A huge thanks to our planning team made up of Edda Jaenisch, Yvette Foster, Wendy Moreton, Ann Brown, Lauren Chewter and Kim Dunlop. Also, thank you in advance to the over 20 volunteers who will be helping out during the event including the Hamilton Katimavik students. Want to volunteer for next year’s planning team? Conact us!
Don’t forget to end you night with February is Farm Month event:
FEBRUARY 18 – The HOMEGROWN HOEDOWN @ HAMILTON HOMEGROWN,
27 King William With local organic food and drink on their menu, this is the place where good food, live music and great friends collide! Headliner Laura Repo will bring her smart country pop style to the café along with some hometown favourites. Visit her website and you’ll be able to stream her new album, “Get Yourself Home”: http://laurarepo.ca/ Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm, with tickets $8 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes towards supporting Hamilton Eat Local’s Operation Smoothie program. Find all info on FIFM at http://hamiltoneatlocal.blogspot.com/