Comox Valley Seedy Saturday is March 2

“What do you expect from your garden this year?” asks the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Society (CVGSS).

“What do you expect from your garden this year?” asks the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Society (CVGSS).

The 14th annual Comox Valley Seedy Saturday, a community seed exchange and horticulture trade fair, will be held at the Filberg Centre in downtown Courtenay on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will help you meet and perhaps raise those expectations.

This fundraising event, with the low ticket prices of $5 (free for members) features dozens of vendors and exhibitors offering goods, services and education to serve every level of gardener. Thousands of local, non-hybrid seeds, saved by dedicated CVGSS volunteers are also available.

Workshops and panels will be offered by local and Vancouver Island experts and enthusiasts on a variety of topics. New this year is a childcare and activity area.

The theme of Sow a Seed: Grow a Gardener is demonstrative of CVGSS’ commitment to educating the whole community about organic growing practices, soil health and ecological diversity. The society is also committed to maintaining local and heritage seed stock to increase our food security.

Every year, hundreds of people visit each other in the Seedy Café; learn from experts and each other about local growing conditions and gather tips for increasing yield and pleasure in their own gardens. CVGSS hopes that offering a child care service will make some of those learning opportunities more accessible for parents and will build on every child’s love of dirt to create new gardeners.

Seedy Saturday offers several rewarding volunteer opportunities, too. Volunteer benefits include early access to the Seed Exchange, snacks, coffee and a yummy meal from the Seedy Café, a volunteer party and the chance to meet and interact with gardeners and growers at every stage of learning.

Please visit www.cvgss.org to get involved.

Interested vendors and exhibitors are encouraged to contact co-ordinator Sue Moen at 250-337-5948 or visit www.cvgss.org.

— Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers Society

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