Hamilton Seedy Saturday 2020


Thanks to everyone who came out to another great Seedy Saturday event! We cannot wait for next year already! Happy planting everyone.

Read about the 2020 event on our blog:

That’s a wrap on Seedy Saturday 2020!

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. …

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New Date: Saturday February 1st, 2020
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: The Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, 45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 4L8

Join us for this fantastic event that brings together a wonderful community of like minded vendors, environmental groups, and local organizations. As always our goal is to host the community seed exchange, promote sustainable and local products and practices and share knowledge through workshops and presentations. Seedy Saturday is the ‘go to’ place for anyone and everyone interested in backyard gardening, edible gardening, pollinator gardens, sustainability, heirloom and organic seed supplies and more! Join us to enjoy a wide range of vendors and exhibitors.

Inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada this event will celebrate gardening in Hamilton with a public event focused on sustainable, local practices and products including:

  • Seed Swap
  • Gardening book exchange
  • Seed and garden supply vendors selling quality seeds with heritage and heirloom varieties
  • Free garden workshops and educational demonstrations throughout the day
  • Opportunities for meeting and networking with other gardeners and experts
  • Children’s activities
  • Seedy Cafe

Stay tuned for our list of seed vendors, environmentally conscious vendors and community organizations and the free workshop schedule! Follow us through our Facebook event Seedy Saturday Hamilton 2020 for updates.

Our 2020 Vendors

Workshop Schedule

10:30 Backyard Seed Savers - Saving Seeds on a Budget: Seeding change one garden at a time

Join Dr. Erik Landry of Backyard Seed Savers for an interactive discussion on low cost seed saving and the importance of seed sovereignty/genetic diversity stewardship. All ages and abilities welcome. Please bring a seed story to share.

11:30 Sentimental Farms - Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds: Why You Should

Want to super-charge your vegetable yields? How about making your gardening a little bit easier? Maybe you just need a little more security about where your food is coming from? With 35 years of experience growing food in raised beds maybe we can help.  From construction, bed placement, soil composition to season extensions and much more, let us try to help. The cost to feed a family of 4 is expected to rise by $500 this year alone. Perhaps raised bed gardening can help offset some of that cost while providing your family with safe clean food.

12:30 Crown Point Garden Club - Propagation: Cutting and Layers and Seeds, Oh My!

Some enthusiastic members of The Crown Point Garden Club share their knowledge on Propogration. Relying on the collective experience of the group, their own anecdotes and research, the Crown Point Garden Club will offer their advice on the least-cost option for increasing your garden plant inventory and variety through Propagation. Three options will be discussed that are essentially free and easy for every level of gardening expertise.

1:30 Neighbour to Neighbour - The Growing Season in southern Ontario – Season planning for new gardeners and newcomers

When is it time to plant seeds outdoors? How long is the growing season? Does anything grow in winter? There is a lot to think about when gardening in a cold climate. Learn about crops that thrive in the Hamilton region and when to plant them. Hear about common insects and diseases and how to treat them organically. Create a crop plan for your garden or balcony and a timeline for planting so that you can sow abundance throughout the growing season here in Zone 6. This workshop will be delivered in English and Arabic.

موسم النمو في جنوب أونتاريو – التخطيط
للموسم الجديد والحدائق الجديدة

متى حان الوقت لزرع البذور في الهواء الطلق؟ ما هو طول موسم النمو؟
هل ينمو أي شيء في الشتاء؟ هناك الكثير للتفكير عند البستنة في مناخ بارد ؟

هناك الكثير للتفكير عند البستنة في مناخ بارد. تعرف على المحاصيل التي تزدهر
في منطقة هاميلتون ومتى تزرعها. نسمع عن الحشرات والأمراض الشائعة وكيفية
معالجتها عضويا
قم بوضع خطة للمحاصيل لحديقتك أو شرفتك وجدول زمني للزراعة بحيث يمكنك
زرع الكثير خلال موسم النمو هنا في المنطقة 6.

Vendor Information

The Vendor Application for Seedy Saturday 2020 is now available online! Click on the link below to fill out an application. Please note, your submission does not guarantee a spot at Seedy Saturday. Once your application has been reviewed and approved by Green Venture, you will receive an email notification to submit payment. Spots are secured once payment has been received. See the vendor information package for application deadlines and payment methods.

Seedy Saturday Vendor Information Package 2020

Vendor Online Application

Seedy Saturday FAQs

Further Information & Sponsors

For more information on how to volunteer or become a vendor at Seedy Saturday please contact Kelly Vanwalleghem kelly.vanwalleghem@greenventure.ca.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our current Partners and Sponsors including:

The Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton

Dundurn National Historic Site

Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann

Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla

Mohawk Sustainability


Humble Bee 

Seedy Saturday would not be possible without them. We also want to thank the community who continue to come back each year to the Seedy Saturday event and make a donation at the door and in the seed swap room. Your contribution is greatly appreciated! We are always looking for sponsors to help support us in running this free public event. Please get in touch if you are interested in learning how to become a Sponsor!

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