We may still be feeling the cold, but this is the time of year to start thinking about planting seeds and planning what you want to see sprouting up in your garden beds, patio containers, or kitchen windowsills. With that in mind, we held our 2nd Annual Seedy Saturday this past Saturday, March 17th!

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So what is a “Seedy Saturday”? It’s a community gathering where you can trade your seeds with other people, buy unique ones from vendors, gather and talk with master gardeners able to help answer questions. We even had a craft for kids, to allow the littlest gardeners some fun, too!

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This year, along with the seed swap, we hosted special guests including :

Angela Bobier, from Backus-Page House Museum, presenting “Colonel Talbot: The Man, The Myth, The Gardener?” Learn about heritage gardening in the early Talbot Settlement.

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Chris DeVries, from Common Ground Farm and CSA:

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Master Gardeners from the St. Thomas Horticultural Society:

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Jolanta Dabrowski from Natural Instincts Beekeeping, who discussed understanding the relationship between honeybees and flowers, and how we can help by creating bee-friendly gardens:

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The day was a great success with just over 120 people in attendance, and we are already looking forward to next year! Happy gardening!