“People get to exchange organic seeds instead of going to the store to buy them,” coordinator Glenda Stroomer said. “The seed swap is the core event, but we also have local vendors.”
The 65 vendors will be selling organic seeds, plants, herbs, fertilizers, bee houses, rain barrels, and other tools.
In addition, there will be an activity centre for children put on by the NS3 Science on the Move fair, as well as six educational workshops that will focus on home gardening, local agriculture, and sustainable practices which do not rely on the use of toxic chemicals.
“We will also have some master gardeners there to answer questions,” Stroomer said.
Seedy Sunday is put on by the Nanaimo Foodshare Society and the Nanaimo Community Garden Society, and has traditionally taken place on the first Sunday of every March for the past 11 or 12 years, Stroomer said.
Admission is $3. The event will take place at Nanaimo District Secondary on March 1 10 am – 3 pm.
Attendees should be sure to bring their own well-marked seeds to trade at the seed exchange table. There is still space for additional vendors. You can contact the organizers by email if you are interested in participating as a vendor or have any further questions.