2015 Seedy Saturday Update

Join West Kootenay EcoSociety for the annual seed swap and sale!

Locally grown seeds are better suited to our local conditions than seeds cultivated in far off lands. Meet other growers, share tips and ideas, and find unique varieties not available in any store or catalog! If you have seeds to swap, please make sure they have a good germination rate. Please plan to label your seeds to let customers know if they are organic, heritage, and/or pesticide/herbicide free. 

Location, date and time for this event is:

Nelson United Church – 602 Silica Street, Nelson

Saturday, March 07/2015, 10 am to 3 pm

Workshops:

#1 – 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Speaker – Cathi Bivar – Bivar Farms

Workshop Title – “Vermiculture & Composting with Worms”

#2 – 11:30 am to 12:30

Speakers – Jessica Piccinin & LeAnne Ripski – Root & Vine Acres/ Karma Creek Farm

Workshop Title – “Homestead Livestock: An introduction to raising your own meat”

We will discuss everything from choosing a breed to choosing a butcher for small scale hogs, goats, sheep, rabbits and poultry too!

#3 – 12:45 to 1:45

Speaker – Sharyn Higham

Workshop Title – “Seed Planting Made Easy”

Learn how to plant seeds indoors in flats or pots that will later be planted into the greenhouse or garden. NO experience required!

Interested in setting up a table to sell or trade your seeds? Registration is first-come first-served. Set up starts at 9 am. Tables are provided. Vendor fee for this event will be a sliding scale of $10 to $15 dollars.

Jesse Lee will be playing classical guitar from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

For more information, email markets@ecosociety.ca or phone Jesse at 250-354-1909

Admission for this event will be $5.

Thanks to our 2015 event sponsors:

-Big Cranium Design Ltd.

-Kootenay Coop Bakery

-Oso Negro Coffee