Seedy Saturday Ottawa
Seedy Saturday is primarily a seed sale and exchange, however all businesses and associations of an organic, horticultural or ecological nature have a place.
Garden talks: Workshops 10:30 Tom Marcantonio 50by50Ottawa- The Future of Local Food Production
A look at the demographics of food consumption and production in the Ottawa area. What actions can we take now to realize the goal of Ottawa growing 50% of our Food By 2050
11:30 The Vacation Garden - James Thompson Travelling Europe for 4 weeks this summer? Got a cottage up north? No point in planting a garden since you won’t be around to take care of it? Think again! From how to deal with watering to timing plantings around your important summer schedule, in this workshop, Jim will cover tricks and tips to allow you to have your garden and travel too!
12:30 Edible Design from home to community scale - Telsing Andrews. Explore some tools and important variables in creating an edible design including examining resources, the concept of flow, garden types, design approaches and an introduction to plant possibilities.
13:30 Seed Library Workshop Much like a regular library, where books are used and shared, seed libraries are a way for local communities to share and exchange, use and learn about plants that thrive in Eastern Ontario. Hundreds of seed libraries have opened and are running across North America, and Ottawa is ready to grow some of our own. The workshop at Seedy Saturday will be conducted by Kate Green of Seeds of Diversity, in partnership with Just Food. Participants will learn the basics of how seed libraries work, and how seed libraries could get started in your community.
Bring your interest and your ideas! Contact: Greta@seeds-organic.com 613-521-8648
Date: March 05, 2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Seedy Saturday | 102 Greenview Ave., Ottawa, ON
Event website: seeds.ca