This year’s Seedy Saturday was a great success! Our attendance was the highest ever recorded for a Hamilton Seedy Saturday with 832 people. That is almost 200 people more than last year! We had 30 vendors including seed vendors, environmental businesses and community groups. The workshops were very well attended with 95 guests enjoying them. Special mention goes out to Sentimental Farm whose workshop Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds: Why You Should was so popular that avid gardeners were spilling out into the hallway to hear their talk. We also had a great workshop – The Growing Season in southern Ontario – Season planning for new gardeners and newcomers delivered in English and Arabic. Thanks to Neighbour to Neighbour for making this happen! Geek + Tea, our food vendor this year, did a great job not only keeping people warm and fed, but also managed to have zero waste sent to the landfill. All of our cafe waste was composted, recycled or sent to TerraCycle. So thank you to Geek + Tea and all of our visitors and vendors for bringing along your zero waste lunch solutions!
THANK you to all of our volunteers who helped on the day of with set up and tear down, seed sorting, vendor logistics, the welcome table and raffle and much more, we could not have done it without you!! Dundurn Castle once again played an important role partnering with us to run the seed swap room. Thanks to them and all our volunteers in the seed swap room the tables were well stocked with seeds all day. We also introduced a “sort your own seeds” table at this year’s event which encouraged those who brought seeds to spend some time sorting them into seed swap size portions.
A HUGE thank you to The Boys and Girls Club for hosting at their wonderful venue. The staff was incredibly welcoming to Green Venture and all of our attendees. They also ran the children’s activities for the event and had over 40 children visit them. Many vendors, volunteers and attendees mentioned how much they enjoyed this space for Seedy Saturday.
Thank you everyone for once again making this event an amazing welcome to Spring! We cannot wait for next year!